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Nursing

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Program Information

The Nursing Program at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is designed to prepare students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. The program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community and beyond.

According to The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. 2017 Median pay according to BLS is $70,000 per year and $33.65 per hour.

Estimated total cost of the program (including tuition, fees, textbooks and supplies, physical exam, competency exams, uniforms, background check and drug screen, graduation and licensing (NCLEX) fees for two years in-state is approximately $14,000.

The full Nursing Program is available on the Logan Campus. The Boone/Lincoln, Williamson, and Wyoming/McDowell campuses offer general education/program support courses only.

Accreditation
The Nursing Program at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, Georgia  30326
    Phone: 404-975-5000
    Fax: 404-975-5020
    Email: info@acenursing.org
    Web: www.acenursing.org
  • West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
    90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, Suite 203
    South Charleston, WV  25303
    Phone: 304-744-0900
    Fax: (304) 744-0600
    Email: rnboard@wv.gov
    Web: www.wvrnboard.wv.gov

Curriculum

Nursing Program Application Requirements

  • Applicant must apply for admission to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College if not currently enrolled.
  • Applicant must be eligible to enter college level English and Math.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all previous college level courses. If no college courses have been taken, the high school GPA or equivalent will be considered.
  • Applicant must take the ATI TEAS pre-entrance exam and achieve a score of 60% or higher and attach ATI TEAS results to the application. Cost of the exam is the responsibility of the student.
  • Applicant must attach transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Applicants who have not taken college level courses must attach high school or equivalent transcript.
  • Applicant must have English language proficiency. 

Application Process
Southern accepts new nursing students one time per year for the fall semester. Applications are available October through February prior to the next fall admission cycle. Please refer to the current nursing application for exact dates.

Students are required to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and begin REGISTRATION and PAYMENT for the ATI TEAS exam.  To do so, visit www.atitesting.com. Please note: Students must create an account, if they do not already have one, prior to registration. Testing is only available during the application process.

Program Assessment

Nursing Student Handbook