Mineral County Technical Center
600 Harley O. Staggers Dr.
Keyser, West Virginia 26726
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LPN Program Details
The Mineral County School of Practical Nursing is operated by the Mineral County Technical Center as an Adult Preparatory Program and is funded by the Bureau of Adult and Technical Education of the West Virginia Department of Education. The program is a comprehensive twelve-month course of instruction in practical nursing accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.
Students receive classroom and clinical instruction in a wide variety of settings. The school is affiliated with area hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. These clinical agencies are an integral part of the educational program, with more than half of the program hours spent in these locations. Students provide their own transportation to school and to the clinical sites.
Each January, a class of 25 students is admitted. Applications for enrollment are accepted year round.. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and are required to take a pre-admission examination. Scores are ranked in numerical order and are a major consideration in the final student selection process. Completion of a medical terminology course within five years with a grade of B or higher is required to be completed by December 1. The prerequiste coursework in mathematics is required for each student accepted into the program. This math prerequisite course is offered at the Technical Center over a 10-week period from late September to early December at no additional cost to accepted students.
It is recommended, particularly for students currently attending high school, to take the following courses: anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutrition, advanced math, and any health occupations courses.
18 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
Successful completion of the pre-admission examination
Stable physical and mental health
Sincere interest in providing health care.