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Wood County School of Practical Nursing

300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV

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Nursing is an outstanding career choice. The Wood County School of Practical Nursing offers an outstanding educational program in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Nurses are in demand and the medium salary is $64,690 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Don’t wait any longer to embark on a rewarding career that allows you to help others.

The objective of the program is to prioritize the needs of the client. Another goal is for health care team members to work together. Nursing care must be planned to meet the needs of clients. Finally safety standards must be upheld. In-state tuition is $3,575.00 per year. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

The Wood County School of Practical Nursing is by the Technical and Adult Education Department. The program is accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners For Licensed Practical Nurses, and on the National level by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). 

The program takes 12 months and the student will be awarded a diploma. The program is held at West Virginia University - Parkersburg (WVU-P). Students can use the nursing lab and the library. Conference room space is provided by the cooperating agencies for conducting pre- and post-clinical conferences.

Financial aid is available for those in need. Individuals who need financial aid must submit a FAFSA application. A financial aid counselor can help you with the process.

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs being offered at Wood County School of Practical Nursing. Please consider that the list can be different from programs currently being offered. Students should contact the school to ensure program availability.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (1,420 Hours)

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes about twelve months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $4,000*
  • Cost of required supplies and books: $1,500*
  • Last year, more than 20 students completed this program
  • Students complete this program in usually 12 months

More information and school listings are available through our licensed practical nurse (LPN) Programs information page.

Medical Office Assistant (660 Hours)

The medical office assistant program offered commonly takes about seven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $3,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $1,170*
  • Students usually complete the medical office assistant program in 7 months

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid50%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$2,632

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 12%.

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IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.