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Our mission is to provide technical and academic skills to prepare all students for career success in the 21st Century.


The Practical Nursing program focuses on concepts and skills necessary to be successfully employed in a variety of medical settings. The program consists of 1,350 hours of rigorous career training and hands-on application of skills. The program is nationally accredited by COE (Council on Occupational Education) and the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Practical Nursing.

Program instruction incorporates lecture, technical presentations, laboratory demonstrations and practice, and clinical assignments at local hospitals and healthcare facilities. A minimum course completion score of 80% is required to progress to next course. Courses are scheduled once per year. Pre-entrance testing begins in November of the prior to the August start date of class.

Licensure may be awarded by the State of West Virginia after successfully meeting licensure requirements and obtaining passing scores on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing.

0601 Practical Nursing I
0602 Practical Nursing II
0603 Practical Nursing III
0604 Practical Nursing IV
0605 Practical Nursing V
0606 Practical Nursing VI
0607 Practical Nursing VII
0608 Practical Nursing VIII
0609 Practical Nursing IX
0610 Practical Nursing X

Cost:  $7,123.39

Cost breakdown available upon request.

MCTEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment or educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to Amanda Aliff, Section 504 Coordinator, at Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone 304-487-1551. Lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any course.