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Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) play a crucial role on every healthcare team. They ensure that a patient’s daily needs are met and hold essential patient care skills such as CPR. To gain licensure in West Virginia, aspiring CNAs must attend a certificate program with at least 120 instruction hours and achieve satisfactory test scores. These CNA certificate programs are relatively short, ranging from several weeks to a few months in length. The state’s CNAs enjoy a median annual salary of $21,810. Below we profile several of West Virginia’s top nursing assistant programs.

Mercer County Technical Education Center
This small institution offers both a certification course for aspiring CNAs and a refresher course for existing CNAs to brush up their skills. The certification course costs $600 tuition plus a $10 test fee. The refresher course costs only $425 for the entire program.

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Opportunities Industrialization Center
This small not-for-profit college is located in Fairmont, West Virginia. The school’s CNA certificate program can be completed in less than 12 months, after which students must apply for state licensure.

South Branch Career and Technical Center
South Branch is a technical college located in Petersburg, West Virginia. 95% of its students receive some form of grant or scholarship to attend. Upon graduation, nursing students can seek employment with local healthcare providers like Preston Memorial Hospital and Humanus Corporation.

We’ve included below additional information on several West Virginia nursing schools that offer high-quality CNA certificate programs.

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Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Drive | Princeton, West Virginia 24740
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Opportunities Industrialization Center
120 Jackson Street | Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Branch Career and Technical Center
401 Pierpont Street | Petersburg, West Virginia 26847
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market Street | Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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Mercer County Technical Education Center 1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Opportunities Industrialization Center 120 Jackson Street
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Branch Career and Technical Center 401 Pierpont Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia Northern Community College 1704 Market Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate