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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Are you interested in pursuing a nursing career in West Virginia? Take a look at the different nursing career paths highlighted below, as well as the list of accredited local nursing schools.

Certified nursing assistant
The job scope of a certified nursing assistant (CNA) requires a high degree of interaction with patients. CNAs are also equipped with basic patient care skills such as CPR. Opportunities Industrialization Center and West Virginia Northern Community College both offer excellent local CNA programs. The median annual income of West Virginia’s CNAs is $21,810.

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Licensed practical nurse
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) must complete a state-approved certificate program that requires 12-18 months of fulltime study. Aspiring LPNs must also pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure exam before practicing. West Virginia has 25 career centers and technical colleges that offer LPN certificate programs. Upon graduation, students can work for local employers like St. Mary’s Medical Center and Davis Health System. The median annual income of West Virginia’s LPNs is $33,710.

Registered nurse
Prospective registered nurses (RNs) in West Virginia may pursue one of two education pathways: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Aspiring RNs must also pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam before practicing. More than twenty of West Virginia’s colleges and universities offer RN prelicensure programs, including four campuses of West Virginia University. The state’s RNs receive a median annual salary of $54,210; those with BSN degrees often earn top-quartile pay of $64,720 or more per year.

Interested to learn more? We have compiled below a full list of accredited nursing schools in West Virginia.

Featured Schools

Charleston

Garnet Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Charleston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Garnet Career Center Charleston
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College South Charleston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Charleston Charleston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other West Virginia cities

Academy of Careers and Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Alderson Broaddus University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluefield State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cabell County Career Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davis & Elkins College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairmont State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayette Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
James Rumsey Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Marshall University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
McDowell County Career and Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mercer County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mineral County Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mingo Extended Learning Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New River Community and Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Opportunities Industrialization Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pierpont Community & Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Putnam Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Randolph Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Salem International University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shepherd University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Branch Career and Technical Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
St. Mary's School of Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Summers County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
United Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing Glen Dale
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluefield State College Bluefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley Beaver
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cabell County Career Technology Center Huntington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davis & Elkins College Elkins
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College Moorefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairmont State University Fairmont
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing Lewisburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
James Rumsey Technical Institute Martinsburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center New Cumberland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Marshall University Huntington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
McDowell County Career and Technology Center Welch
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mineral County Technical Center Keyser
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mingo Extended Learning Center Delbarton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New River Community and Technical College Summersville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Opportunities Industrialization Center Fairmont
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pierpont Community & Technical College Sutton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Putnam Career & Technical Center Eleanor
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center Stollings
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Randolph Technical Center Elkins
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Roane-Jackson Technical Center Leroy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Salem International University Salem
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shepherd University Shepherdstown
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Branch Career and Technical Center Petersburg
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
St. Mary's School of Nursing Huntington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Summers County School of Practical Nursing Hinton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
United Technical Center Clarksburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Liberty University West Liberty
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia Junior College Morgantown
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia University Morgantown
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wood County School of Practical Nursing Parkersburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center Pineville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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