LPN Programs in WV

LPN Programs in West VirginiaWest Virginians who are considering a new career in nursing should consider the great LPN programs in West Virginia. But there may be a few things you should know before you can start working. If you graduate from an accredited LPN program in WV, you will be able to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) which will needed to get your license to work. You may run across other school specific requirements. Contact the schools’ admissions offices for any other prerequisites for enrollment with one of the LPN schools in WV.

LPN Jobs in WV

2011 Employment: 6,550
2018 Projected Employment: 7,420

The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNBOARD) states that all licensed practical nurses in West Virginia need to have the following before they can be legally employed:

• Is of good moral character
• Has at least a tenth grade education or its equivalent
• Completed a course of study in an approved program of practical nursing
• Has undergone a criminal background check

LPN Salary in West Virginia

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $16.01
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $33,300
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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