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Program Details

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

Job Availability for Registered Nurses

According to The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives. 

Salary Outlook for Registered Nurses

The BLS reports the median annual wage for registered nurses was $68,450 in May 2016.

Application Process

Southern accepts new nursing students each fall semester. Students must apply one year in advance during the application period, which is usually October 1st through February 1st. Please refer to the current nursing application for exact dates.

Nursing Program Application Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

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