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Get the Skills to Become a Nursing Professional

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Get the skills and hands-on training you need to start a rewarding career as a Nurse

18-Month* Professional Nursing Training Program

Nurses make up the backbone of the healthcare industry. Now more than ever, the strength of our healthcare system and the health of our communities rely on the skills, knowledge, and efforts of skilled nursing professionals.

The Nursing Associates program provides the real-world skills and learning it takes to become a qualified Nurse in 18 months*. This program is delivered by qualified educators that possess a wide range of nursing experience utilizing the principles of Active Learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Transformative Learning.

This program is currently offered at our Beckley, WV Campus & Martinsburg, WV Campus.

The best way to see if Valley College is the right fit for you is to contact an Admissions Representative. Get more information on the Nursing Associates program, career prospects, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info today.

Become a Skilled Nursing Professional

As a student in Valley College’s Nursing Associates Degree program, your journey into the dynamic world of healthcare begins here. Our program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for taking the NCLEX exam, a requisite step towards becoming an RN. Some of the courses that you will encounter during your time in the program include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Maternity/OB Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

Through a balanced approach of in-class instruction, lab, and clinical activities that are mapped out for a progressive learning experience, instructors will teach you each core element of the program while helping you fully comprehend the importance of communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence and providing patient-centric care.

Is a Career as a Nursing Professional Right for You? Take the Valley College “Nursing Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

What Our Graduates Say

Testimonial quotes may be from graduates of any program and are meant to convey student comments about the Valley College educational experience only.

When I started at Valley I was barely getting on by government assistance. It was a difficult 9 months, but with the encouragement of a fabulous staff, I persevered. The students have become like a family and my time spent at Valley College will always be treasured. I graduated on a Thursday and got hired on a Friday. My life is so much better now. I have a full time job with a plethora of benefits. Valley College gave me the knowledge and tools needed to better my life for me and my family.

Lelia U., Valley Graduate

Career Opportunities

Based upon successful completion of the Nursing Associates program and NCLEX-RN exam, employment opportunities for graduates include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Surgical Facilities
  • Physician Offices
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Community care facilities for the elderly
  • Veterans Offices and Facilities
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Secondary Schools
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Long Term Care Facilities

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam

Graduates of the Valley College Nursing program are fully prepared and eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX- RN) exam. This is a nationally recognized licensure. The student must apply for and pass the NCLEX-RN to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. The RN license is required to be employed as a Registered Nurse.

State Board of Nursing and Eligibility to sit for RN Examination

The State Board of Nursing may deny eligibility to sit for the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination to individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony and persons with drug/chemical dependency. Admission to and graduation from the Valley College Nursing Assocaite degree program does not guarantee the applicant will be permitted to sit for the licensing examination. See the letter from the WV Board of Nursing for more information about criminal convictions and eligibility for licensure in West Virginia.

Building Your Career as a Nursing Professional

In addition to gaining the practical skills required to become a Nursing professional, you’ll also receive career development guidance so you can make the most of your training and feel prepared to make the transition from student to working professional.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Nurse Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Nursing and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call:

Beckley: 304-362-6929

Martinsburg: 304-451-3172

*Program length when completed in normal time. Valley College curriculum helps students prepare to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Upon completion of the Nursing program, students must apply for and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Beckley Campus: Effective January 24, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 24, 2025. 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Martinsburg Campus: Effective January 26, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 26, 2025.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000