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
|Nursing Licenses in West Virginia||Master's Required?|
|Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)||Yes|
|Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)||Yes|
|Nurse Practitioner (NP)||Yes|
|Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)||Yes|
|Registered Nurse (RN)||No|
West Virginia Nursing Salary Average
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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.
Advanced Practice Registered Nursing – Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist – in West Virginia
Board-approved graduate-level education program
Varies according to specialty area
$35 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
Experience Varies according to specialty area
Varies according to specialty area, but must include Registered Nurse license
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licenses in West Virginia expire annually on October 31. Twelve contact hours of continuing education are required for renewal.
Accredited program of Registered Nursing education
National Council Licensure Examination
National Council Licensure Examination: $200
Registered Nurse licenses in West Virginia expire annually on October 31. Twelve contact hours of continuing education are required for renewal.
Licensure through endorsement is available to Registered Nurses in West Virginia.