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.
Program Details390 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801 Request Information101 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 Request Information1035 Norway Ave, Huntington, WV 25705 Request Information175 Georges Fairchance Road, Uniontown, WV 15401 Request Information1st St,, Buckhannon, WV 26201 Request Information422 Dickinson St, Charleston, WV 25301 Request Information1 Spartan Ln, Lewisburg, WV 24901 Request Information3274 Hedgesville Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25403 Request Information80 Rockefeller Circle, New Cumberland, WV 26047 Request Information1 Stadium Drive, Welch, WV 24801 Request Information1397 Stafford Dr, Princeton, WV 24740 Request Information600 Harley O. Staggers Dr., Keyser, WV 26726 Request InformationRt. 2 Box 52A, Delbarton, WV 25670 Request Information1000 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV 26501 Request Information221 George Street, Suite 2, Beckley, WV 25801 Request Information1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554 Request Information300 Roosevelt Blvd, Eleanor, WV 25070 Request Information144 Vocational Road, Logan, WV 25601 Request Information40 11th St., Elkins, WV 26241 Request InformationU.S. 33, LeRoy, WV 25252 Request Information223 W Main St, Salem, WV 26426 Request Information116 Main Street, Hinton, WV 25951 Request InformationRoute 3 Box 43-C, Clarksburg, WV 26301 Request Information148 Willey St, Morgantown, WV 26505 Request Information300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104 Request Information
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
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.