West Virginia Nursing Schools and Programs

West Virginia is known as the "Mountain" state and has amazing, yet hidden scenery and natural beauty. The fire flies in the spring make the Blue Ridge Parkway glitter like fairy dust. In the midst of the Appalachian Mountains, there is no end to the exciting adventures ranging from rafting and climbing in the spring and summer, to fall hunting and fishing, to winter snow tubing and skiing. West Virginia has its own historic local language that coincides with the historical logging and coal mining towns. As a nursing student in West Virginia you will be able to getaway anytime to experience the natural beauty of the state.

West Virginia offers numerous opportunities to obtain a nursing education, from certificates and diplomas to a doctoral degree at West Virginia University in Morgantown. We will help you find the program to best suit your needs and meet your goals. As of right now, West Virginia is experiencing a severe nursing shortage. In the 2009 legislative session, a bill has been introduced that would subsidize PhD education for the purposes of teaching nurses. Another bill has been introduced that would provide for loan forgiveness for those going to nursing school. One example is the state nursing homes are reporting vacancy rates for nurses as high as 18 percent and turnover rates for nurses nearing 30 percent. Hospitals are experiencing similar nursing vacancies. The state in conjunction with hospitals and nursing associations are encouraging registered nurses to return to school to get their BSN or MSN. Online nursing programs in West Virginia help ease the waitlist by providing top notch curriculum for nursing students. The state needs more nurse educators to work as nursing faculty in order to accept and graduate more nurses each year (must have an MSN to teach in West Virginia). As you can see, there are important factors to consider when deciding which program to choose!

Degree Programs:

Adult Care, Anatomy, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Labor and Delivery, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Radiology, Registered Nurse, RN-BSN, Surgical

Largest Cities:

Beckley, Bridgeport, Charleston, Clarksburg, Dunbar, Fairmont, Huntington, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville, Parkersburg, South Charleston, St. Albans, Weirton, Wheeling

Additional Resources:

West Virginia Nursing Association

West Virginia Board of N`ursing

West Virginia Travel

West Virginia Hospital Directory

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Alderson-Broaddus College 700 Private Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Bluefield State College 2,500 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Davis & Elkins College 700 Private Yes No Associate find scholarships
Fairmont State College 7,740 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator find scholarships
Garnet Career Center 175 Public Yes No LPN find scholarships
Marshall University 9,600 Private Yes No BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Mountain State University - Nursing Department 0 Private Yes No BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Shepherd College 4,000 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN find scholarships
University of Charleston 1,200 Private Yes No Associate, BS/BSN find scholarships
West Liberty State College 0 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
West Virginia Northern 2,800 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
West Virginia University 25,250 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
West Virginia University at Parkersburg 0 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
West Virginia Wesleyan College 1,600 Private Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

School Degrees Offered Request Information
American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management