Program Description:

For an LPN, no two days are ever alike. In fact, it is common for an LPN to perform a variety of tasks during the course of a single shift. LPNs move from place to place, providing support where it is needed. The majority of the typical LPN's day involves providing direct care.

The Practical Nursing program provides students with the necessary knowledge to pass the NCLEX-PN exam and qualify for licensure by the WV State Board. Graduate are qualified to perform entry-level nursing skills.


High school diploma or high school equivalency assessment interest in health care, TABE (test of Adult Basic Education) and qualification by pre-entrance examination TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), interview, math class/test.

One year (1350 clock hours)
Students are accepted in August (please note that pre-entrance testing occurs in the spring for the August class; dates will be posted in advance on the home page)
Time: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Clinical Days 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Basic Skills Phase
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Social Science I
  • Gerontology
  • Social Science II
  • Growth and Development
  • Nursing Skills
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Med-Surg Phase
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Integrated Anatomy
  • Integrated Nutrition
  • Integrated Pharmacology

    Specialty Phase
  • Gerontology
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Community Health
  • Entry to Practice
Certifications: State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nursing

Gainful Employment Information

Documents and Links: Nursing Information Handbook 2018-19


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