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Vocational, career, and community colleges are two-year institutions that offer relatively low tuition costs and a rapid path to nursing employment. Students typically study 12-18 months for a licensed practical nursing (LPN) certificate or 2-3 years for a registered nursing (RN) associate’s degree. Below we profile several of West Virginia’s top community colleges for nursing.

West Virginia Northern Community College
This college offers an associate of science in nursing (ASN) degree that prepares students to become registered nurses. Students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to qualify for the ASN program. West Virginia’s RNs earn a median annual salary of $54,210.

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B. M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing
B. M. Spurr’s LPN program is unique, as it includes hands-on clinical experience at Reynolds Memorial Hospital and other healthcare-related facilities. Students can apply for jobs with local employers like Preston Memorial Hospital and Genesis Healthcare. The median income of West Virginia’s LPNs is $33,710.

South Branch Career and Technical Center
South Branch offers a brief certificate program for aspiring certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. West Virginia’s CNAs earn approximately $22,000 per year on average.

To provide a more comprehensive view, we’ve compiled below a full list of vocational, career, and community colleges for nursing in West Virginia.

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Charleston

BridgeValley Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Garnet Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
BridgeValley Community and Technical College South Charleston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Garnet Career Center Charleston
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Other West Virginia cities

Academy of Careers and Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cabell County Career Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
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
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
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 Virginia Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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
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
Cabell County Career Technology Center Huntington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College Moorefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
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
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
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 Virginia Junior College Morgantown
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wood County School of Practical Nursing Parkersburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center Pineville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing