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Nursing Schools and Colleges in West Virginia

The State of West Virginia is known for its mountains, coal mining and logging industries, and its history of labor and politics. It is located in the Appalachian Mountain range and covers an approximate area of 24,229.76 square miles (62,754.8 km2), making it the 41st-largest of the 50 states in U.S.


It is densely karstic which makes it ideal for spelunking as well as scientific research. It also contributes in keeping the State’s trout waters cool. Other outdoor recreational activities available include fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, and skiing.


The capital and most populous city of West Virginia is Charleston. One of its cities Morgantown was ranked 10th best small city in the U.S. by Forbes for business activities.


When we look at the option of doing a nursing program here we have 6 universities and colleges across the state. Currently there is no shortage of nurses in Mississippi; however, by 2020 the shortage is expected to rise to 12.1%. This shows that in the future Mississippi could be a fruitful choice for a nursing career. The cost of living in this state is a mega 32% lower than the national average.


  • Registered Nurses: 18,280

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 6,250

  • Hourly Wage: $27.32

  • Hourly Wage: $16.01

  • Yearly Wage: $56,820

  • Yearly Wage: $33,300