As the healthcare industry continues to grow, the need for qualified Practical Nursing professionals also increases.
WSCC’s Practical Nursing program maintains a long-standing reputation for above average licensure and job placement rates. Our three-year licensure rate is 98.3% with a job placement rate of 100%.
Our program teaches basic medical and nursing care. You will learn to ensure the comfort of patients by helping them bathe or dress, how to discuss their healthcare, and how to report a patient’s status to registered nurses and doctors. You will also become proficient at day-to-day activities such as checking blood pressures and inserting catheters.
We enhance our classroom instruction with concurrent clinical experiences at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, WVU Medicine Camden Clark, and multiple extended care facilities. You will also gain experience through observational time with preschools, physicians’ offices, and school nurse rotations. The combination of classes and clinical experiences give our graduates the skills necessary to begin working or advance their education.
We offer our programs as 1-year full-time day or 2-year part-time evening classes.
Enrollment is now open to College Credit Plus high school seniors. This opportunity has strict prerequisites. Among the expectations: all high school graduation requirements must be met at the conclusion of your junior year and you must be 18 years old by mid-March of your senior year. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 eligible applicants. The program is three semesters with classes beginning in June following your junior year and ending in May of your senior year.
Admission to the Program
Admission to the Practical Nursing Education program is limited and admission is done on a selective basis. Selection is made based on an ACT (act.org) score of 20 or greater or on the TEAS (atitesting.com) Nurse Entrance Test with a “proficient” categorized score or higher (ACT & TEAS not required for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree), high school transcripts (GED), and references.
Teresa R. Adams, MHM BSN RN
Class of ‘85
Director of Critical Care and Medical Surgical Services
Marietta Memorial Hospital
“I obtained my LPN from Washington Technical College in 1985. In the past 33 years I have built upon the education I received in that program by receiving my ADN, BSN and a Masters in Healthcare Management. That, along with the experience I received working in various critical areas, provided me with the skillset needed for nursing management for the past 15 years. I am now the director of nursing for critical care and medical surgical services at Marietta Memorial Hospital.”