Nurse Practitioner Education in West Virginia

To apply for announcement of advanced practice with the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, which is an essential part of becoming a nurse practitioner in West Virginia, you will need to have a Master’s degree and certification from a national certifying body in the specialization in which you are applying for advanced practice. Graduates of the master’s degree programs in advanced practice below are eligible to sit for the respective national certification exams.

As a registered nurse you have most likely been practicing for at least a few years and know the area or specialization you would like to practice in. A variety of nurse practitioner programs are offered in the state of West Virginia including some online nurse practitioner education programs, so you will most likely find a program that fits your needs. The online nurse practitioner school format will require practicums at clinical sites in addition to the online course material requirements. Efforts are made to arrange clinical sites in the student’s local community or region. Contact the programs to find out if this is a viable option. Online nurse practitioner programs listed below have national accreditation by either the NLNAC or CCNE, which assures that these programs will cover the necessary material and clinical practice requirements to adequately prepare students for national certification as well as for professional advanced practice nursing.

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Nurse practitioners practicing in the state of West Virginia reported earning an average annual salary of $71,905 according the a 2007 salary survey conducted by Advance for Nurse Practitioners. Obviously, these numbers will vary depending on specialty, facility, location, experience and other factors. Nurse practitioners often take second jobs as part-time nursing educators at local colleges and universities that offer entry-level nursing programs. Part-time teaching can offer additional income between $20,000 and $40,000. The number of working nurses with a master’s degree nationally is around 13%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A master’s in nursing education with the nurse practitioner or another advanced practice concentration should open many exciting, challenging and rewarding career paths in advanced practice nursing. Learn about other MSN programs offered in West Virginia.

Nurse Practitioner Online Programs in West Virginia

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Nursing Schools Based in West Virginia Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Marshall University

The nursing programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN – (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education)

PH: 304-696-5272

Mountain State University

The nursing programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN – (Concentrations: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration and Education)

PO BOX 9003,
BECKLEY, WV 25802,
PH: 304-929-1307

West Virginia University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, MSN – (Concentrations: FNP, GNP, PNP, NNP, WHNP), DNP, PhD

P.O. BOX 9600,
PH: 304-293-4831

Wheeling Jesuit University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, MSN – (Tracks: FNP, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education Specialist)

PH: 304-243-2344

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