WEST VIRGINIA NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the ultimate authority is your local state board of nursing. Be sure to confirm licensing requirements with the West Virginia Registered Nurse Board before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 12/1/2017

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in West Virginia
Nursing Licenses in West Virginia Master's Required?
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N

West Virginia Nursing Salary Average

Nursing Assistants: $25,210
Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses: $36,050
Registered Nurses: $59,380
Nurse Pracitioners: $92,890
 
The Salary of nurses in West Virginia can vary widely based on specialization. These figures are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsLearn more about West Virginia nursing salaries.
 

Learn about education financing options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and financial aid page.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in West Virginia. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in West Virginia, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of West Virginia nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments on or suggestions for our information about nursing in West Virginia, please let us know!

Compact State Status

West Virginia is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

West Virginia Prescriptive Authority

In West Virginia, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may apply for prescriptive authority of controlled substances under schedule III to V in collaboration with physicians.

West Virginia Nursing Licensure Renewal

All nursing licenses in West Virginia expire annually on October 31. Twelve contact hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs

Advanced Practice Registered NursingCertified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist – in West Virginia

Education
Board-approved graduate-level education program

Examination
Varies according to specialty area

Fees
$35 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience Varies according to specialty area
Certification Required
Varies according to specialty area, but must include Registered Nurse license

Renewal
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licenses in West Virginia expire annually on October 31. Twelve contact hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in West Virginia

Education
Accredited program of Registered Nursing education

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $70

National Council Licensure Examination: $200



Experience
None

Renewal
Registered Nurse licenses in West Virginia expire annually on October 31. Twelve contact hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Licensure through endorsement is available to Registered Nurses in West Virginia.

 

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs