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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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