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Nursing Schools in West Virginia - WV

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The West Virginia Center for Nursing says nursing schools in West Virginia turned away about 35 percent of qualified applicants. Whether applicants are turned away or wait listed, the fact is, there are not enough nurses graduating into the West Virginia nursing work force. The state in conjunction with hospitals and nursing associations are encouraging registered nurses to return to school to get their BSN or MSN. The state needs more nurse educators to work as nursing faculty in order to accept and graduate more nurses each year (must have an MSN to teach in West Virginia). Hospitals and nursing homes are seeking nurses holding baccalaureate degrees because of the complexity of cases seen more frequently in these settings.

Even as the economy weakened, nursing has held a strong foothold. New nurses have struggled at times to find jobs, however within 6 to 12 months many nursing schools have found that their graduates are employed. Learn more about becoming a Nurse in West Virginia.

Online Nursing Schools in West Virginia

Online nursing programs in West Virginia have become a popular alternative to the overly impacted campus based nursing schools in West Virginia. Online nursing schools are not wait listing qualified registered nurse candidates for RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs and the cost per credit is similar to other West Virginia nursing schools. We have compiled CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing schools and placed them in the Online Nursing Schools section below. It is worth a minute to request information from their nursing programs to learn more about the benefits of earning your BSN or MSN online.

West Virginia Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

West Virginia is experiencing a severe nursing shortage. State nursing homes are reporting vacancy rates for nurses as high as 18 percent and turnover rates for nurses nearing 30 percent. Hospitals are experiencing similar nursing vacancies. This means for new and veteran nurses there is great opportunity for career advancement, great pay and job security. A side note: Health care agencies are paying significantly higher salaries to those registered nurses holding baccalaureate degrees. It is a good time to start researching earning an RN to BSN or RN to MSN.

According to indeed.com, the annual average salary for registered nurse (RN) job postings in West Virginia, as of 5/3/2007, was between $46,000 and $50,000. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2004 RN salary survey, the average annual salary for a RN in West Virginia was $47,780. According to salary.com the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Charleston, WV is $53,700, in Huntington, WV $51,767, in Parkersburg, WV $53,438. These salaries will vary depending on education, experience, specialty and location.



West Virginia Campus Schools:

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Kaplan University - KHE
Campus Locations:   Hagerstown
Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Associate of Science: Nursing , Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting , more...


Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Campus Locations:   Washington
Programs: Medical Assistant , Practical Nursing


Skyline College
Campus Locations:   Roanoke
Programs: Medical Assisting , Practical Nursing


Ross Medical Education Centers
Campus Locations:   Morgantown | Charleston
Programs: Medical Assistant



Online Schools:

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The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs in West Virginia - State Approved Programs

Salem University - Salem, WV

Graduates of the ADN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: Associate's Nursing

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Salem University - Main Campus, 223 West Main Street, Salem, WV 26426

BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
219 ROCK STREET
BLUEFIELD, WV 24701
304-327-4136
BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
400 WEST STEPHEN STREET
MARTINSBURG, WV 25401
304-260-4380 EXT. 2362
DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE
100 CAMPUS DRIVE
ELKINS, WV 26241
304-637-1314
FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY
1201 LOCUST AVENUE
FAIRMONT, WV 26554
304-367-4133
SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL/MARSHALL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE ASN PROGRAM
2900 FIRST AVENUE
HUNTINGTON, WV 25702
304-526-1415
SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE
BOX 2900
MT. GAY, WV 25637
304-896-7317
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON
2300 MACCORKLE AVENUE, SE
CHARLESTON, WV 25304
304-357-4855
WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1704 MARKET STREET
WHEELING, WV 26003-3699
304-233-5900 EXT. 5556
WEST VIRGINIA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
307 COLE COMPLEX
INSTITUTE, WV 25112
304-766-5242
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG
300 CAMPUS DRIVE
PARKERSBURG, WV 26104
304-424-8300
   

(Source: West Virginia RN Board)

BSN Programs in West Virginia - State Approved Programs

ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE
PO BOX 2033
PHILIPPI, WV 26416
304-457-6285
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
PRICHARD HALL 423
ONE JOHN MARSHALL WAY
HUNTINGTON, WV 25701
304-696-5272
MOUNTAIN STATE UNIVERSITY
PO BOX 9003
BECKLEY, WV 25802
304-929-1307
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
PO BOX 3210
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV 25443
304-876-5341
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON
2300 MACCORKLE AVE. SE
CHARLESTON, WV 25304
(304) 357-4855
WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE
WEST LIBERTY, WV 26074
304-336-8108
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
P.O. BOX 9600
MORGANTOWN, WV 26506
304-293-4831
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
405 FAYETTE PIKE
MONTOGOMERY, WV 25136
304-442-3346
WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
59 COLLEGE AVENUE
BUCKHANNON, WV 26201
304-473-8224
WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY
316 WASHINGTON AVENUE
WHEELING, WV 26003
304-243-2344
   

(Source: West Virginia RN Board)

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