Nature of Work:
Practical Nursing is an integral part of the total health program. Its purpose is to provide learning opportunities and training
to individuals interested in becoming competent members of an honorable profession.
The School of Practical Nursing is a twelve month course of study (1400) which prepares the student to
take the West Virginia Board of Examiners Licensing Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. During the
twelve months, the student will gain a basic knowledge of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Principles and Fundamentals of
Nursing, Anatomy, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and personal career relationships.
We believe that nursing is an art and science and the nature of nursing is dynamic and ever changing.
We believe as health care continues to change, it is the responsibility of the student and instructor to
maintain and enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities required for safe and effective job performance that is
congruent with the state laws and regulations.
Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Successfully pass the pre-entrance examination.
Meet physical and dental requirements
Hospitals, Clinics-Outpatient, Specialty (such as mental health), Physicaians Offices.