CNA classes in West Virginia may be taken either on-campus, or online, and can usually be completed in just a matter of months. At the completion of any training course recognized by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, students are eligible to challenge the state’s certification exam and launch their careers as Certified Nursing Assistants!
- CNA Classes in West Virginia
- Job Outlook for Nursing Assistants in West Virginia
- Earn CNA Certification in WV
The following programs are currently accepting applications from new students for the next semester. If you’d like to contact them directly, you may do so through the form provided.
|Opportunities Industrialization Center||Fairmont||< 2-year, Private not-for-profit||77%|
|South Branch Career and Technical Center||Petersburg||< 2-year, Public||100%|
|Mercer County Technical Education Center||Princeton||2-year, Public||81%|
|West Virginia Northern Community College||Wheeling||2-year, Public||12%|
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare-related jobs are in great demand throughout the country. In WV, Workforce West Virgnia, Research, Information and Analysis projects a 14% increase in the number of new CNA jobs required by local employers by 2020. This means that the timing could simply not be any better to kickoff your career in healthcare in the Mountain State.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
*Projected Yearly New Jobs
Source: Workforce West Virginia Projections
The most recent wage indicator from May 2013 shows that the median CNA salary is $21,800 a year or $10.48 an hour. This makes the CNA position one of the highest earning healthcare positions that does not require at least an associate’s degree or more.
|Pay Type||Bottom 10%||25%||Median||75%||Top 10%|
Source: Work Force West Virginia Wages
The three primary steps that must be completed in order to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in West Virginia, in order, are:
- Graduate from a state-recognized CNA program and complete the required hours of clinical training
- Pass the state certification exam administered by Professional Healthcare Development, LLC
- Get your name listed on the West Virginia Nurse Aide Registry