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West Virginia faces a rising nursing shortage due to aging baby boomers, a growing need in health care, and a lack of capacity in nursing schools due to faculty shortage. The nursing shortage crisis is particularly troublesome for West Virginia because of the large senior population in the state. In fact, West Virginia has the second largest percentage of seniors over 65 in the U.S. according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (July 2012). By 2035, it is expected that the number of elderly in the state will grow to 25 percent of the population. Unfortunately, despite looming nursing shortages, West Virginia's nursing schools are forced to turn away or place on waitlists many qualified registered nursing applicants each year due to a shortage of Nurse Educators and clinical facilities.Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties - clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists — all professions that are sought after — especially in West Virginia's rural areas where there is much need of primary care for an increasing aging population with chronic diseases.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $21,923- $26,744 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,795 - $39,519
RN Staff Nurse: $51,056- $61,976 Nurse Practitioner: $69,450 - $81,860

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For West Virginia

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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Prescott Valley
  • Prescott Valley
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Keiser University Graduate School
Online

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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South University, Online Programs
Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Abilene Christian University
Online

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Abilene
  • Abilene
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Take classes with the help of your smartphone, tablet or laptop. CTU’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Ross Medical Education Centers
Campus

Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Morgantown
  • Morgantown
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Chamberlain University
Online

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