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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in West Virginia


Each year, approximately 0.7% of West Virginia graduates receive certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 370 licensed practical nurses graduate from West Virginia's 17 LPN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in West Virginia that has a LPN program is Wood County School of Practical Nursing. Wood County School of Practical Nursing, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Parkersburg. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Wood County School of Practical Nursing's LPN program.

B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing, which was ranked 57th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in West Virginia that has a LPN program. It is located in Glen Dale. In 2010, B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing graduated 16 students from its LPN program.

The third-ranked school in West Virginia with a LPN program is Monongalia County Technical Education Center, which is located in Morgantown. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. 20 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Monongalia County Technical Education Center in 2010. Tuition at Monongalia County Technical Education Center was $2,360 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of West Virginia's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,729 per year, though tuition can range from $12,690 per year to $2,360 per year. In 2010, the LPN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in West Virginia were:

  1. Salem International University - located in Salem, students are charged $12,690 per year
  2. John D Rockefeller IV Career Center - located in New Cumberland, students are charged $6,231 per year
  3. Cabell County Career Technology Center - located in Huntington, students are charged $3,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at West Virginia LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Monongalia County Technical Education Center - located in Morgantown, students are charged $2,360 per year
  2. New River Community and Technical College - located in Beckley, students are charged $2,878 per year
  3. Cabell County Career Technology Center - located in Huntington, students are charged $3,500 per year

A LPN certificate from a West Virginia school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in West Virginia pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. 6,520 licensed practical nurses were working in West Virginia in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of West Virginia licensed practical nurses:

  1. Fayette County - 1,630 licensed practical nurses
  2. Barbour County - 1,450 licensed practical nurses
  3. Boyd County - 1,130 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in West Virginia will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 7,420 licensed practical nurses working in West Virginia.

Salary

A licensed practical nurse in West Virginia earns $32,750 per year on average. However, West Virginia licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,840 per year to more than $40,910 per year in 2010. The counties in West Virginia with the highest average salary for a licensed practical nurse are:

  1. Boyd County - $34,510 per year
  2. Boone County - $33,390 per year
  3. Monongalia County - $33,140 per year

A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in West Virginia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Fayette County - $30,940 per year
  2. Washington County - $31,700 per year
  3. Barbour County - $32,370 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional West Virginia statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in West Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,638 miles from location Mineral County Vocational Technical Center Keyser WV n/a n/a n/a
5,746 miles from location New River Community and Technical College Beckley WV 8.55403 n/a 2,812
5,721 miles from location Salem International University Salem WV 14.2866 n/a 751
5,743 miles from location Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley WV 28.6213 n/a 261
5,812 miles from location Cabell County Career Technology Center Huntington WV 37.3005 n/a 220
5,737 miles from location Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton WV 28.0456 n/a 174
5,592 miles from location James Rumsey Technical Institute Martinsburg WV 32.7835 n/a 145
5,771 miles from location Garnet Career Center Charleston WV 28.6977 n/a 143
5,691 miles from location Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown WV 37.6948 100% 120
5,701 miles from location Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon WV 37.5491 n/a 114
5,788 miles from location Putnam Career and Technical Center Eleanor WV 36.3133 n/a 101
5,771 miles from location Roane-Jackson Technical Center Le Roy WV 25.2245 n/a 55
5,769 miles from location Wood County School of Practical Nursing Parkersburg WV 42.7649 100% 31
5,743 miles from location Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill WV 36.6304 n/a 30
5,787 miles from location Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center Stollings WV 31.2295 n/a 29
5,733 miles from location John D Rockefeller IV Career Center New Cumberland WV 22.851 n/a 27
5,735 miles from location B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing Glen Dale WV 42.5661 83% 19
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 6,520 $32,750 -2.0%
 

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