Note: In the state of West Virginia RNs and LPNs are managed by separate groups:
RN practice is regulated by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
LPN practice is regulated by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensure by Examination Applications:
RN Application: http://www.wvrnboard.com/images/exampacketapr2013.pdf
LPN Application: http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/
RN Application Fee: $51.50
LPN Application Fee: $75.00
LPN Application with Temporary Permit Fee: $85.00 ($75.00 + $10.00 for permit)
Fees are non-refundable
As part of the application process RN and LPN applicants must:
Once you are registered for the NCLEX and the application, fee, criminal background check and supporting documentation have been received, the Board will determine your eligibility to test.
Applicants who are deemed eligible to test will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) notification directly from the testing service. The ATT letter will include information regarding scheduling the examination.
When passing examination results are received by the Board a license will be issued.
For RNs and LPNs:
Interim Permits allow new graduates to practice nursing while awaiting NCLEX results. Permits can only be issued after you have received authorization to test.
To receive a permit you must indicate this on the application form and submit the appropriate fee.
Temporary permits are valid for 90 days or until NCLEX results become available, whichever happens first.
Temporary permits are non-renewable.
Candidates with Disabilities
If you need special accommodations for the examination due to disability, contact the RN or LPN Boards at:
RNs: Phone: (304) 558-3596 or 1-877-743-NURS(6877)
Email: [email protected]
LPNs: Phone: (304)558-3572
Email: [email protected]. This should be done as early in the application process as possible.
Need More Information?
Access the site for the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses at: www.wvrnboard.com
Access the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses at: www.lpnboard.state.wv.us