We found 2 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in West Virginia.
Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. West Virginia requires that all licensed registered nurses graduate from an undergraduate program approved by The West Virginia Board of Nursing. The West Virginia Board of Nursing does not have an approved list of graduate programs.
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). APRNs are also required to choose a population focus.
Online MSN Programs in West Virginia
The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many programs available in West Virginia, but the following emphasize online learning.
West Virginia University
This program offers two tracks: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. Both tracks can be completed full or part-time. The programs are taught primarily online with some on-campus visits required and supervised practicum. Graduates are eligible to pursue APRN certification through an approved certification organization.
West Virginia Wesleyan College
This program offers three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Leadership, Advanced Practice Nursing Specialties- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwifery. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited BSN program and possess an RN license in West Virginia. All tracks are taught via a blend of online classes and clinical experiences. Some on-campus visits are required.
Graduates of the FNP track are eligible to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the AANP or ANCC. Advanced Practice Nursing Specialties are taught in collaboration with Shenandoah University. Core classes are taught at WVYU and specialty classes with clinical hours are taught at Shenandoah University. Graduates receive a Master of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia Wesleyan University and a post-graduate Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner certificate from Shenandoah University in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwifery.
This program offers five tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Administration (NA), Nursing Education (NE), Nurse Midwifery, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. All tracks are taught via a blend of in-person and online classes with clinical hours. Graduates of all tracks are eligible to pursue certification through an approved certification body. The Nurse Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Program are taught in cooperation with Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.