RN to MSN Programs in West Virginia

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in West Virginia

There are 9 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in West Virginia in our online directory, with 4 programs being CCNE accredited, and 5 programs being ACEN accredited. 44% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Core theory classes for an MSN program include physiology and pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, evidence-based practices, ethics, research, and policy. The West Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN choose a population focus or specialty.

MSN programs in West Virginia include specific classes related to specific population focuses. Approved specialties include women's health/ gender related, adult gerontology- acute or primary care, family individual across the lifespan, neonatal, pediatric or Psychiatric/ mental health.

- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing Licensure in West Virginia

The West Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first receive a registered nurse license. After attending an undergraduate program approved by the West Virginia Board of Nursing, registered nurse applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the West Virginia State Board of Nursing for licensure. Registered nurses in West Virginia can apply for a multi-state license. This option is not available for APRNs in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam. The board approves APRNs for four different roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). APRN licenses expire every odd year and require 12 hours of pharmacotherapeutics and 12 hours of clinical management practice continuing education.

MSN and FNP Salaries in West Virginia

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the annual mean wages for a Nurse Practitioner in West Virginia are $95,000. Nurse Midwives report an annual mean wage of $126,260.00. Nurse Anesthetists report an annual mean wage of $186,870.00.

The West Virginia Board of Nursing reports 2,720 Nurse Practitioners, 30 Clinical Nurse Specialists, 67 Certified Nurse Midwives and 802 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. The United States Bureau of Labor reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028. This is much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in West Virginia

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Marshall University
Huntington
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Marshall University prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
West Virginia University
Morgantown
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • The M.S.N. program at West Virginia University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers specialties in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), and Nursing Leadership.
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon
ACEN
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at West Virginia Wesleyan College offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the NLNAC.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - School of Nursing
  • The MSN program at West Virginia Wesleyan College prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the NLNAC.
  • MSN Nursing Administration
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College offers a Nursing Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited by the NLNAC.
  • MSN Nursing Education
  • The Nursing Education program at West Virginia Wesleyan College prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the NLNAC.
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at WJU prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Nursing Admin, Nursing Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • MSN Nursing Administration┬á
  • Wheeling Jesuit University offers a Nursing Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is offered on campus.
  • MSN Nursing Education Specialist
  • The Nursing Education program at WJU prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is completed on campus.