Nursing Assistant Training Programs in West Virginia

First, in the state of West Virginia Nursing Assistants are not called certified nursing assistants, CNA, licensed nurse aide or LNA. They are referred to as Registered Long-Term Care Nurse Aides once they have completed a state approved nursing assistant training program, the state competency exam and they are listed on the West Virginia Nurse Aide Registry. Learn more about this exciting and rewarding nursing profession below.

Registered Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Training in WV

Nursing Assistant classes/training in West Virginia are offered through community colleges, nursing homes, high schools as well as some other facilities and agencies. The West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification - Long-term Care Nursing Assistant Program Office (304-558-0050) recommends contacting nursing homes in your area to inquire if they offer a Nursing Assistant training program and if that program is state approved. A list of approved Nurse Aide education programs can be found below.*

The first step toward becoming a Nursing Assistant in West Virginia is to complete a training program. State approved training programs are a minimum of 120 clock hours with a minimum of 65 hours spent on classroom instruction and a minimum of 55 hours spent on clinical training in a Medicare or Medicaid facility. Classroom instruction generally covers basic nursing skills, CPR, communication and interpersonal skills, safety/emergency procedures, Infection control, promoting resident’s independence and respecting resident’s rights, personal care skills, basic restorative services, rights of clients and cognitive impairment/dementias education. Be aware that the state of West Virginia does not recognize any online nurse aide training programs.

Free Nursing Assistant training in WV? Facilities that offer employment on the first day of training or within the first 12 months of completing a Nursing Assistant training are required to reimburse the student/employee for the program and competency exam costs incurred. If the employee or student completed their Nursing Assistant training through a non-facility based program like a community college, the first certified nursing facility to hire them within 12 months of completion must reimburse the employee for the costs of that program and the competency exam.*

Nurse Aide Competency Exam in WV

The second step is to successfully pass the Nurse Aide state competency exam administered by Professional Healthcare Development (Contact: 304-733-6145). Upon successfully passing the written/oral and skills competency exam Nursing Assistants are placed on the West Virginia Nurse Aide Registry and can begin working in facilities throughout West Virginia.

In the state of West Virginia students are not required to have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in a Nursing Assistant program. Some facilities may have education requirements for employment, so it is recommended that you contact potential employers to verify their requirements prior to not completing a high school education or GED. Additional eligibility criteria for becoming a Nursing Assistant include: one must not be a registered sex offender, not be committed of a crime involving a child or an incapacitated adult and must not be listed on an abuse registry in any state.**

According to the Work Force West Virginia Labor Market Information - Wage Data, the median annual salary for a Nursing Assistant is $19,800 and the median hourly wage is $9.52, both below the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported national medians for this and related occupations. Job growth for Nursing Assistants in West Virginia is projected at 14%, which is again below the national projections provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on this data, job growth is still a positive for the career. Even though earnings are lower than the national numbers, there are facilities that will be paying salaries that are higher.

Becoming a Nursing Assistant is often a stepping to professional nursing careers, like a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. It can also be a way to make contacts and enter the business side of health care. Pursuing a Health Care Administration or Management Degree can be another option for those looking to move straight into the business side of health care.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assistant programs in West Virginia. You will find programs, career information and job outlook data for this rapidly growing field of health care.

Approved Nurse Aide Education Programs in West Virginia - Sorted by City

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Ansted Health Care Center PO Drawer 400 25812
PH: (304) 658-5271
Bluefield Community Hospital
500 Cherry Street, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701, (304) 327-1100
Braxton County High School
200 Jerry Burton Dr.
Sutton, WV 26601 WV
Phone: 304 -765-7331
Eldercare of West Virginia
107 Miller Drive
Ripley, WV 25271
Hampshire Co. Career Center
Hc 63 Box 1970
Romney, WV 26757
PH: 304-822-3979
>E. A. Hawse Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, LLCr
PO Box 70 26801-0070 Baker, WV
PH: (304) 897-5903
Monroe Co. Vocational School
James Monroe Drive
Lindside, WV 24951
PH: 304-753-9971
Nicholas County Voc. Tech. Center
315 Milam Addition
Craigsville, West Virginia. 26205
304-742-5416
Heartland of Beckly 100 Heartland Drive Becley, WV 25801
PH:(304) 256-1650
Summers Co. High School
1 Bobcat Drive 25951
PH: (304) 466-6040
Triad Tech, Inc. 30 West 6th Avenue; Suite 102 25701
PH: (304) 529-7020
Pinecrest Hospital 105 South Eisenhower Drive Beckley, WV 25801
PH: (304) 256-6600
The WVOHFLC recommends contacting Nursing Homes in your county. Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Drive 24740
PH: 304-425-9551
Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation &
Nursing
400 Autumn Acres Road Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
PH: (304) 258-3679
National Health Care 400 Autumn Acres Rd Berkeley Springs 25411
PH: (304) 258-3673
Community Action of South Eastern
WV (CASE)
307 Federal Street Suite 323 Bluefield, WV 24701-3044
PH: (304) 324-8397
Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center
PO Box 410 / Rogers & Pearis Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
PH: (304) 325-5448
Fred W. Eberle Technical Center Route 5, Box 2 Buckhannon, WV 26201
PH: (304) 472-1259
Holbrook Nursing Home 346 South Florida Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
PH: (304) 472-3280
Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Road 4 Box 20 Cameron, WV 26033
PH: (304) 686-3318
Shenandoah Center (formerly Shenandoah Health Village Ctr)
70 Prospect Avenue/50 Mulberry Tree Street 25414
PH: (304) 724-1101
Garnet Career Center 422 Dickinson Street Charleston, WV 25301
PH: (304) 348-6195
Greenbrier West High School PO Box 325 One School House
Road
Charmco, WV 25958
PH: (304) 438-6191
Health Consultants Plus PO Box 1088 Clarksburg, WV 26302
PH: (304) 782-3765
Heartland of Clarksburg 100 Parkway Drive Clarksburg, WV 26301
PH: (304) 624-6401
United Technical Center Route 3 Box 43-C Clarksburg, WV 26301
PH: (304) 624-3280
Med-Care Training Center PO Box 78 Cora, WV 25614
PH: (304) 239-3869
Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC PO Box 989 - Erbacon Road Cowen, WV 26206
PH: (304) 226-5301
Nicholas County Career & Technical Center 215 Milam Addition Road Craigsville, WV 26205
PH: (304) 742-5416
Raleigh Nursing & Rehabilitation Center PO Box 741 - 1631 Ritter Drive Daniels, WV 25832
PH: (304) 763-3051
Boone Career & Technical Center 3505 Daniel Boone Parkway Suite B Danville, WV 25053
PH: (304) 369-4585
Mingo Career and Technical Center Route 2 Box 52-A Delbarton, WV 25670
PH: (304) 475-3347
Pocahontas County High School Rt 1 Box 133A Dunmore, WV 24934
PH: (304) 799-6564
Elkins Regional Convalescent Center 1175 Beverly Pike Elkins, WV 26241
PH: (304) 636-1391
Nella's Nursing Home, Inc. 200 Whitman Avenue Elkins, WV 26241
PH: (304) 636-2033
Randolph County Vo-Tech Center 200 Kennedy Drive Elkins, WV 26241
PH: (304) 636-9195
Arbors at Fairmont 130 Kaufman Drive Fairmont, WV 26554
PH: (304) 363-5633
North Central West Virginia O.I.C. 120 Jackson Street Fairmont, WV 26554
PH: (304) 366-8142
Pierpont/Tygart Center (formerly Wishing Well Manor/Health Ctr) 1543 Country Club Road Fairmont, WV 26554
PH: (304) 363-2273
Marion County Technical Center Route 1, Box 100-A Farmington, WV 26571
PH: (304) 986-3590
Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation PO Box 539 / 100 Hresan Blvd Fayetteville, WV 25840
PH: (304) 574-0770
Paramedical Consultants, LLC PO Box 102 Follansbee, WV26037
PH: (304) 527-5400
McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Box 220 Route 103 Gary, WV 24836
(304) 448-2121
Rosewood Center 8 Rose St. Grafton, WV 26354
PH: (304) 265-0095
Taylor County Technical Center 115 Luby Street Grafton, WV 25354
PH: (304) 265-1050
Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Care Facility 500 Market Street Grafton, WV 26354
PH: (304) 265-0400
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center 5236 East Little Kanawha Highway Grantsville, WV 26147
PH: (304) 354-6151
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center 186 Hospital Drive Grantsville, WV 26147
PH: (304) 354-9244
Pineview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center PO Box 200 / 400 McKinley Harrisville, WV 26362
PH: (304) 643-2712
Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC PO Box 1240 Hinton, WV 25951
PH: (304) 466-0332
Heritage Center 101 13th Street Huntington, WV 25701
PH: (304) 525-7622
Huntington Health & Rehabilitation 1720 17th Street Huntington, WV 25701
PH: (304) 529-6031
Spring Valley High School One Timberwolfe Drive Huntington, WV 25704
PH: (304) 429-1699
Triad Tech, Inc. 30 West 6th Avenue; Suite 102 Hutington, WV 25701
PH: (304) 529-7020
Putnam Care & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Putnam) 300 Seville Road Hurricane, WV 25526
PH: (304) 757-6805
Teays Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center590 North Poplar Fort Road Hurricane, WV 25526
PH: (304) 757-7826
Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center HC 75, Box 153 Ivydale, WV 25113
PH: (304) 286-4204
Mineral County Vo-Tech Center 600 Harley O. Staggers Drive Keyser, WV 26726
PH: (304) 788-4240
Heartland of Preston County 300 Miller Road Kingwood, WV 26537
PH: (304) 329-3195
Preston High School formerly Preston Educational Center400 Preston Drive Kingwood, WV 26437
PH: (304) 329-0400
Lakin Hospital One Bateman Circle Lakin, WV 25287
PH: (304) 675-0860
Roane-Jackson Technical Center 4800 Spencer Road Leroy, WV 25252-9700
PH: (304) 372-7335
Greenbrier East High School 1 Spartan Lane Lewisburg, WV 24901
PH: (304) 647-6464
New River Technical & Community College101 Church Street Lewisburg, WV 24901-1303
PH: (304) 647-6560
Monroe County Technical Center Rt 1 Box 97 Lindside, WV 24951
PH: (304) 753-9971
Springfield Center Route 1 Box 101-A Lindsides, WV 24951
PH: (304) 753-4332
Trinity Health Care Services of Logan1000 West Park Avenue Logan, WV 25601PH: (304) 752-8723
Pocahontas Center-Genesis Health- Care Route 1, Box 500 Marlinton, WV 24959
PH: (304) 799-7375
Marmet Center-Genesis Health Care 1 Sutphin Drive Marmet, WV 25315
PH: (304) 949-1580
Care Haven Center 2720 Charles Town Road Martinsburg, WV 25401
PH: (304) 263-0933
Heartland of Martinsburg 209 Clover Street Martinsburg, WV 25401
PH: (304) 263-8921
James Rumsey Technical Institute 3274 Hedgesville Road Martinsburg, WV 25401
PH: (304) 754-7925
Bridgemont Community & Technical College 405 Fayette Pike Montgomery, WV 25316
PH: (304) 414-4402
Montgomery General Elderly Care PO Box 1010 Sixth Ave & Adams Street Montgomery, WV 25136
PH: (304) 442-2469
Eastern WV Community & Technical College PO Box 59 / 316 Eastern Drive Moorefield, WV 26836
PH: (304) 434-8000
Glenmark Genesis Regional Nursing Assistant Program 1369 Stewartstown Rd Morgantown, WV 26505
PH: (304) 599-0395
Madison Center 161 Bakers Ridge Road Morgantown, WV 26505
PH: (304) 285-0692
Monongalia County Technical Education Center 1000 Mississippi Street Morgantown, WV 26501
PH: (304) 291-9240
Monongalia General Hospital 1200 J.D. Anderson Drive Morgantown, WV 26505
PH: (304) 285-2720
Sundale Nursing Home 800 J D Anderson Drive Morgantown, WV 26505
PH: (304) 599-0497
Mound View Health Care, Inc. 2200 Floral Street Moundsville, WV 26041
PH: (304) 843-1035
John D. Rockefeller IV Vo-Tech Center 95 Rockyside Road New Cumberlan, WV 26047
PH: (304) 564-3337
New Martinsville Health Care Center 225 Russell Avenue New Martinsville, WV 26155
PH: (304) 455-2600
WV Northern Community College; New Martinsville Campus 141 Main Street New Martinsville, WV 26155
PH: (304) 455-4684
Fayette Institute of Technology 300 West Oyler Avenue Oakhill, WV 25901
PH: (304) 469-2911
The Willows Center 723 Summers Street Parkersburg, WV 26101
PH: (304) 428-5573
Wood County Technical & Career Center1515 Blizzard Drive Parkersburg, WV 26101
PH: (304) 420-9500
WVU @ Parkersburg - Roane General Hospital 300 Campus Drive Parkersburg, WV 26104
PH: (304) 424-8385
Grant County Nursing Home 27 Early Avenue Petersburg, WV 26847
PH: (304) 257-4233
South Branch Career & Technical Center 401 Pierpont Street Petersburg, WV 26847-1698
PH: (304) 257-1331
Barbour County Technical Education Center 25 Horseshoe Drive Philippi, WV 26416
PH: (304) 457-4807
Wyoming County Career & Tech CenterHCR 72, Box 200 Pineville, WV 24874-9600
PH: (304) 732-8050
Mason County Vocational Center Route 1, Box 4-A Point Pleasant, WV 25550
PH: (304) 675-3039
Princeton Health Care Center 315 Courthouse Road Princeton, WV 24740
PH: (304) 487-3458
Mercer County Technical Education Center 1397 Stafford Drive Princeton, WV 24740
PH: (304) 425-9551
Ravenswood Village - Genesis HealthCare200 South Richie Avenue Ravenswood, WV 26164
PH: (304) 428-5573
Hampshire County Career Technical Center HC 63 Box 1980 Room 503 Romney, WV 26757
PH: (304) 822-3979
Sistersville Center 201 Wood St. Sistersville, WV 26175
PH: (304) 652-1032
Valley High School PO Box 459 Smithers, WV 25186-0459
PH: (304) 442-4222
Valley Center-Genesis Elder Care 1000 Lincoln Drive South Charleston, WV 25309
PH: (304) 768-4400
Miletree Center 825 Summit Street Spencer, WV 25276
PH: (304) 927-1007
Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute PO Box 29 St. Mary's, WV 26170
PH: (304) 684-2464
Summersville Memorial Hospital 400 Fairview Heights Road Summersville, WV 26651
PH: (304) 872-8505
Braxton County High School 200 Jerry Burton Drive Sutton, WV 26601
PH: (304) 765-7331
Hopemont Hospital RR 3 Box 330 Terra Alta, WV 26764
PH: (304) 789-2411
Cortland Acres Nursing Home HC 60 Box 98 Thomas, WV 26292
PH: (304) 463-4181
Webster County High School Department of Vo-Tech One Highlander Drive Upper Glade, WV 26266
PH: (304) 226-5772
Wayne County Board of Education/Wayne High School 100 Pioneer Road Wayne, WV 25570
PH: (304) 272-5639
Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center RR 1 Box 1372 Wayne, WV 25570
PH: (304) 697-7007
Weirton Geriatric Center 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062
PH: (304) 723-4300
Weirton Medical Center 601 Colliers Way Weirton, WV 26062
PH: (304) 797-6000
McDowell County Vocational Tech Ctr#1 Stadium Drive Welch, WV 24801
PH: (304) 436-3488
Brooke High School Road 3 Box 610 - Bruin Drive Wellsburg 26070
PH: (304) 527-1410
Valley Haven Geriatric Center, Inc. RD 2, Box 44 Wellsburg, WV 26070
PH: (304) 394-5322
Good Shepherd Nursing Home 159 Edgington Lane Wheeling, WV 26003
PH: (304) 242-1093
Ohio County Adult Continuing Education1976 Park View Road Wheeling, WV 26003
PH: (304) 243-0420
Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital & Geriatric Center 20 Homestead Avenue Wheeling, WV 26003
PH: (304) 234-0556
West Virginia Northern Community College 1704 Market Street Wheeling, WV 26003
PH: (304) 233-5900
Wheeling Park High School 1976 Park View Road Wheeling, WV 26003-9311
PH: (304) 243-0400

(Sources: West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification - Long-term Care Nursing Assistant Program*, **Handbook for Registered Long-Term Care Nurse Aides - WV Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Program Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, Work Force West Virginia Labor Market Information - Wage Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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