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West Virginia CNA Classes

West Virginia CNA Training

These days, the job market can be an intimidating place for students graduating from high school. While college can lead to many job opportunities, there are some great jobs that do not require a college education at all and can be even more rewarding. One of these careers is becoming a CNA.

West Virginia CNA classes are special training courses that allow you to work toward becoming a certified nursing assistant. CNAs are eligible to obtain jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities. They are actively involved in public health education as well as taking vital signs, recording medical histories, and preparing patients for treatment.

Becoming a CNA in West Virginia

The first step in becoming a CNA, also referred to as a nurse aide, in West Virginia is to take a state-approved training course that is a minimum of 120 hours overall. Of those 120 hours (some courses may be longer), at least 65 must be classroom hours and at least 55 must be spent in a Medicare/Medicaid clinical setting. Students may not complete the CNA coursework online. If a student drops out part-way through the program, he or she must start over.

If an individual completes a training course in another state, he or she can become a CNA in West Virginia in one of the following ways: by taking the exam in the state where the training is done, and then requesting reciprocity or by taking a WV approved course and passing the WV exam. Persons who are trained outside of the U.S. cannot request reciprocity in WV.

After CNA Training

After the coursework is completed, students must pass West Virginia's competency exam within the next 2 years, which features both an oral/written and hands on demonstration section. An individual has three chances to take and pass this test before he or she must complete the CNA training again.

Renewing a CNA License

Once registered as a nurse aide, an individual must renew his or her registry every 2 years, documenting any nursing-related work experience in the past 3 years. He or she must have worked at least a consecutive 8 paid hours as a CNA.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other WV Schools with CNA Programs

Roane Jackson Technical Center
4800 Spencer Road
Le Roy, West Virginia 25252
Sistersville Center
201 Wood Street
Sistersville, West Virginia 26175
Special Touch Training Center
510 C Street
South Charleston, West Virginia 25356
Springfield Center
Route 1 Box 101-A
Lindside, West Virginia 24951
Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation
John Cook Road
Hinton, West Virginia 25951
Summersville Memorial Hospital
400 Fairview Heights Rd.
Summersville, West Virginia 26651
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Parkersburg
1716 Gihon Rd.
Parkersburg, West Virginia 2610
Sunbridge for Putnam
300 Seville Rd.
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
Sunbridge for Salem
146 Water St.
Salem, West Virginia 26426
Teays Valley Center
590 Poplar Fork Rd.
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
601 Rocky Hill Rd.
Ronceverte, West Virginia 24970
The Heritage, Inc.
Rte 1
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
Valley Center South
1000 Lincoln Dr.
Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Valley Haven Geriatric Center
Rd 2
Wellsburg, West Virginia 26070
Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation
Route 1 Box 1372
Wayne, West Virginia 25570
Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation
Erbacon Road
Cowen, West Virginia 26206
Weirton Geriatric Center
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, West Virginia 26062
Willows Center
723 Summers St.
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center
West Virginia 97
Pineville, West Virginia 24874

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West Virginia CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3572
Fax: (304) 558-4367

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666

West Virginia Nurses Association