Becoming an LPN in West Virginia

West Virginia seeks to provide access to quality healthcare services for all of their citizens. By ensuring consistent procedures, health practices, and developing competency standards, the community will benefit from an organized balance of healthcare professionals. Individuals looking to provide quality services as licensed practical nurses (LPN's) in West Virginal can complete state requirements and apply for licensing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has no updated statistics for the next the year frame to 2024 like most states.

  • LPN Programs in West Virginia

    ProgramDetails
    Academy of Careers and Technology
    390 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801
    (304) 256-4615 Visit Homepage
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    B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing - Reynolds Memorial Hospital
    101 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
    (304) 558-3572 Visit Homepage
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    Cabell County Career Technology Center
    1035 Norway Ave, Huntington, WV 25705
    (304) 528-5106 Visit Homepage
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    Fayette Institute of Technology
    175 Georges Fairchance Road, Uniontown, WV 15401
    (724) 437-2721 Visit Homepage
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    Fred W. Eberle Technical Center
    1st St,, Buckhannon, WV 26201
    (304) 472-1259 Visit Homepage
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    Garnet Career Center
    422 Dickinson St, Charleston, WV 25301
    (304) 348-6195 Visit Homepage
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    Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
    1 Spartan Ln, Lewisburg, WV 24901
    (304) 647-6487 Visit Homepage
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    James Rumsey Technical Institute
    3274 Hedgesville Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25403
    (304) 754-7925 Visit Homepage
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    John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center
    80 Rockefeller Circle, New Cumberland, WV 26047
    (304) 564-3337 Visit Homepage
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    McDowell County Career and Technology Center
    1 Stadium Drive, Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-3488 Visit Homepage
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    Mercer County Career Center
    1397 Stafford Dr, Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-9551 Visit Homepage
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    Mineral County School of Practical Nursing
    600 Harley O. Staggers Dr., Keyser, WV 26726
    (304) 788-4240 Visit Homepage
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    Mingo County School of Practical Nursing
    Rt. 2 Box 52A, Delbarton, WV 25670
    (304) 475-3347 Visit Homepage
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    Monongalia County Technical Education Center
    1000 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV 26501
    (304) 291-9240 Visit Homepage
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    New River Community and Technical College
    221 George Street, Suite 2, Beckley, WV 25801
    (304) 929-6703 Visit Homepage
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    Pierpont Community and Technical College
    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 367-4892 Visit Homepage
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    Putnam Career and Technology Center
    300 Roosevelt Blvd, Eleanor, WV 25070
    (304) 586-3494 Visit Homepage
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    Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center
    144 Vocational Road, Logan, WV 25601
    (304) 752-4687 Visit Homepage
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    Randolph Technical Center
    40 11th St., Elkins, WV 26241
    (304) 636-9150 Visit Homepage
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    Roane Jackson Technical Center
    U.S. 33, LeRoy, WV 25252
    (304) 372-7335 Visit Homepage
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    Salem International University
    223 W Main St, Salem, WV 26426
    (304) 326-1109 Visit Homepage
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    Summers County School of Practical Nursing
    116 Main Street, Hinton, WV 25951
    (304) 466-6000 Visit Homepage
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    United Technical Center School of Practical Nursing
    Route 3 Box 43-C, Clarksburg, WV 26301
    (304) 326-7580 Visit Homepage
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    West Virginia Junior College
    148 Willey St, Morgantown, WV 26505
    (304) 296-8282 Visit Homepage
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    Wood County School of Practical Nursing
    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
    (304) 424-8305 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • West Virginia LPN Licensing Requirements

    West Virginia requires LPN hopefuls to attend board-approved schooling and pass the NCLEX exam to become licensed in the state. In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

    • Headshot (passport-style) photograph signed by the applicant and direct of approved nursing program.
    • Official transcript by state-approved nursing program sent directly from the school (all grades must be a “C” or above).
    • Proof of application to take the NCLEX.
    • Submit to a criminal background check.

    West Virginia Application Forms (http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/)

    Physical strength and endurance are challenged daily as part of an LPN's day-to-day routine. Strenuous activities include lifting patients, moving machinery, and extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, and running.

    LPN's from other states looking to practice in the state of West Virginia can apply for endorsement. The applicant must submit the appropriate form and include:

    • Official transcripts from state-approved nursing program.
    • Proof of licensure in another state.
    • Criminal background check.
    • Foreign applicants must also submit a CGFNS evaluation of their official transcripts and proof of English proficiency.

    The foreign applicant will also be required to sit for and pass the NCLEX exam.

    West Virginia LPN licenses expire every June 30th every year.

    Learn more about West Virginia LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional WV Nursing Resources

    West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

    101 Dee Drive
    Charleston, WV 25311
    Phone: (304) 558-3572
    Fax: (304) 558-4367
    http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/

    1. West Virginia Nurses Association (http://www.wvnurses.org/)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our West Virginia LPN to RN programs page.