Top RN Schools
1. Marshall University – Huntington
Marshall University's Registered Nurse program has been offering a two-year nursing degree since 1926. Today, 4,000 graduates are actively serving the health needs of the community. The program is offered in collaboration with St. Mary’s School of Nursing, requiring you complete non-nursing courses at Marshall and nursing courses from St. Mary’s. The nursing degree, however, is awarded from Marshall. The 42 credits of nursing courses include nursing fundamentals, health alteration, psychiatric nursing, and maternal & child nursing. Clinical training will be completed at area hospitals and medical centers where you will gain real-world experience.
2. West Virginia University at Parkersburg – Parkersburg
When you graduate from West Virginia University at Parkersburg with an RN degree, you are ready to face the real-world challenges of the ever-evolving nursing field. While admission into this program is highly competitive, you can increase your chances by scoring a minimum grade “C” in the prerequisites. The coursework includes two capstone courses where you will synthesize the knowledge gained in the presence of a nurse preceptor.
3. West Virginia Northern Community College – Wheeling
If helping others toward health and wellness excites you, and you have the endurance to work in stressful situations, then you can consider a career as a Registered Nurse. Though jobs are available throughout the country, Northern Community College’s Nursing program prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to take the NCLEX-RN and practice as an RN. Learning is enhanced by clinical experiences in acute care and community settings and mental health agencies. This well-rounded training helps you transition into the workplace with much professional readiness.
4. Fairmont State University – Fairmont
Fairmont State University aims at producing skilled and competent nurses who are holistic care providers, effective communicators, and efficient patient managers. One of the most flexible RN programs in West Virginia, you can either opt for a full-time or part-time traditional track or even enter this program as an LPN graduate and complete the coursework in just three semesters. Didactic courses in nursing fundamentals, nursing care of adults, maternal and child, nursing pharmacology, mental health nursing, are well supported by simulation learning at the college’s state-of-art lab, followed by clinical experiences at clinical sites in the Marion, Monongalia, Lewis, and Harrison counties.
5. West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown – Morgantown
The RN curriculum at West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown is structured to allow you to graduate in the shortest possible amount of time and embark on a promising career as a nurse. The college follows a direct admission policy, so we can assure you that your application will be processed in a timely manner and you can complete your pre-nursing coursework without any worries about acceptance into the program. The curriculum covers every aspect of nursing, including pediatrics, obstetrics, women’s health, nursing care of the aged, basic, and advanced nursing concepts and nursing process. The focus mainly lies on developing vital professional traits such as lifelong learning, compassion, and enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.