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To legally work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of West Virginia, the LPN must be licensed by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. The licensing procedure includes academic and clinical training through an educational facility certified by the State and recognized by the Board of Examiners and passing a written examination. Students are also required to obtain a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) card before a license is granted. Once licensed, the LPN is required to renew that license and accrue 30 continuing education hours every two years.

LPN programs can be found at vocational and career training facilities, community colleges and universities. It is important to make sure the program of study chosen is certified by the state and recognized by the Board of Examiners. The Licensing board requires program to be a minimum of one year in length, although there are programs that are 2 years in length. The program must include classroom study as well as clinical training.

Entrance into an LPN program requires the candidate to be at least 18 years old and be a high school graduate or have an equivalency certificate. Candidates must also undergo a criminal background check.

LPN class work will typically include biology, chemistry, anatomy, first aid, nutrition, pediatrics and obstetrics. Other classes may also be required depending on the length of the program. A program that is a year in length will result in the award of a certificate of completion and a two year program will result in the award of an Associate’s Degree.

LPNs must also be able to lift at least 70 pounds effortlessly, moving and operating heavy medical equipment and have the stamina to work an 8 hour shift always on the go. It is also helpful for the candidate to like working with people of all ages and follow direction and instruction.

Upon the successful completion of the LPN program, the license candidate must apply to take the required LPN license exam. The candidate must submit the completed application, along with a passport size photograph signed by the applicant and director of the school where the LPN program was completed. A set of transcripts must be sent from the school to the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses before the application will be reviewed.

It is not necessary to wait for the Board of Examiners to approve the application before applying to take the exam. However, the exam may be taken until application approval has been given. When the candidate passes the exam, a license will be issued within 2 to 4 weeks.


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    List of LPN Schools in West Virginia (WV)

    Academy of Careers and Technology School of Practical Nursing

    390 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801
    Phone: (304) 256-4675

    B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing

    800 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038
    Phone: (304) 843-3255

    Cabell County Career Technology Center School of Practical Nursing

    1035 Norway Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705
    Phone: (304) 528-5172

    Fayette Institute of Technology

    300 W. Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901
    Phone: (304) 469-2911

    Fred W. Eberle Tri-County Vocational Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    Route 5, Box 2, Buckhannon, WV 26201
    Phone: (304) 472-1259

    Garnet Career Center School of Practical Nursing

    422 Dickinson Street, Charleston, WV 25301
    Phone: (304) 348-6114

    Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing

    One Spartan Lane, Greenbrier East High School, Lewisburg, WV 24901
    Phone: (304) 647-6487

    James Rumsey Technical Institute School of Practical Nursing

    3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Phone: (304) 754-7925

    John D. Rockefeller, IV Career Center School of Practical Nursing

    95 Rockyside Road, New Cumberland, WV 26047
    Phone: (304) 564-3337

    Logan-Mingo School of Practical Nursing

    Ralph Willis Vocational Center
    P.O. Box 1747, Logan, WV 25601
    Phone: (304) 752-4687

    McDowell County Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    Drawer V, Welch, WV 24801
    Phone: (304) 436-6180

    Mercer County Technical Education Center School of Practical Nursing

    1397 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV 24740
    Phone: (304) 425-7460

    Mineral County Vocational Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    600 Harley O. Staggers Drive, Keyser, WV 26726
    Phone: (304) 788-4240

    Mingo County Vocational Center School of Practical Nursing

    Route 2, Box 52 A, Delbarton, WV 25670
    Phone: (304) 475-2078

    Monongalia County Vocational Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    1000 Mississippi Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
    Phone: (304) 291-9240

    New River Community and Technical College School of Practical Nursing

    6101 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651
    Phone: (304) 872-1236

    Putnam County Career and Technology Center

    School of Practical Nursing
    P.O. Box 640, Eleanor, West Virginia 25070-0640
    Phone (304) 586-3494 Ext. 206

    Randolph County Vocational Center School of Practical Nursing

    200 Kennedy Drive, Elkins, WV 26241
    Phone: (304) 636-9195

    Roane Jackson Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    4800 Spencer Road, Leroy, WV 25252
    Phone: (304) 372-7335

    Salem International University

    223 W. Main Street, Salem, WV 26426
    Phone: (304) 326-1358

    Summers County Career Center School of Practical Nursing

    Rt 20 North, Box 11A, Hinton, WV 25951
    Phone: (304) 466-6040

    United Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    Route 3, Box 43 C, Clarksburg, WV 26301
    Phone: (304) 624-3284

    Wood County School of Practical Nursing

    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
    Phone: (304) 424-8305

    Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

    HCR 72, Box 200, Pineville, WV 24874
    Phone: (304) 732-8050

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