West Virginia, offers large opportunities to a nursing student in the field of study and career both. There are arrays of community colleges, vocational and technical colleges, nursing schools, with or without campus, where students can peruse nursing degree, diploma, certification or continuing education from entry level to LVN/LPN, RN, BSN, MSN, Masters, Doctoral and Ph.D. The online study is most suitable for working professionals and professionals, who have time problems or family commitments, as they can study at their own time and convenience.
West Virginia is also facing shortage in nursing teaching staffs, which have made them to start noble schemes to retain nursing staffs. They offer financial assistance such as scholarship and grants in exchange for teaching. They have also started centre for nursing for studies of issues related to recruitment and retention.
Major nursing schools and colleges, offering online and campus based, nursing study includes West Virginia University in Morgantown, University of Charleston, St. Mary’s Hospital and Marshall University in Huntington, Wheeling Jesuit University, Mountain State University –Beckley, Alderson-Broaddus College – Philippi, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College – Martinsburg, Fairmont State University – Fairmont and many others. These colleges offer NLNAC Accredited and CCNE Accredited programs to the nursing students.
West Virginia Nursing Degree
- Associate Degree Nursing
- LPN to ADN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing
- LPN to BSN
- RN to BSN
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Post Masters in Nursing (numerous specialty options)
- PhD in Nursing
- Second Degree BSN
- DSN (Doctor of Science in Nursing)
The students opting for these degrees must pass national licensing examination NCLEX to become a practical or registered nurse.