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Practical Nursing

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Practical nurses practice the art and science of nursing, providing compassionate, comprehensive, and competent care to patients of all ages. LPNs are essential members of the healthcare team. There is a great need for highly-qualified nurses in the region and throughout the nation. BCTC School of Practical Nursing was founded to address this nursing shortage.


Boone Career and Technical Center (BCTC) School of Practical Nursing offers prospective students in Boone County and surrounding areas the opportunity to receive a high-quality nursing education that will prepare them to be successful nurses.


The goals of the School of Practical Nursing are to:

  • Provide a base of theory and practice to develop knowledge and skills as a practical nurse.

  • Provide a program of practical nursing with ongoing review to maintain the highest standard of practice.

  • Support the profession by preparing graduates who are competent in the skills of a practical nurse, and as members of the health care team.

  • Prepare graduates to successfully pass the NCLEX-PN licensure examination.

  • Produce graduates who comply with the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.

  • Produce graduates who serve as competent, compassionate members of the healthcare team.

New classes begin in January 2, 2024. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2023.

Orientation classes taught October - December 2023.

Fill out the application below or click here to download.

Boone Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing 
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Please complete the entire application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Demographic Information

Home or Cell?
Work or Cell?
Are you a US Citizen?
Are you a West Virginia Resident?


Have you taken any college courses?

Please attach an official copy of your high school transcript, GED scores. Attach transcripts for any college courses you have completed.

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Post-secondary Education








List three (3) references from work supervisors, teachers, or community members. Avoid listing family members or personal friends as references.



Have you previously attended any other program of practical nursing?
Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime?

Each applicant for licensure as a practical nurse in West Virginia is subject to a criminal history records check. Each applicant shall furnish to the agency a full set of fingerprints for purposes of conducting this background check. Records are checked at the state and federal level. The WV LPN Board may refuse to admit any applicant to the licensure examination who has been convicted of a felony, has a substance use disorder, or has been disciplined for professional misconduct in providing patient care. (WV Legislative Code 10 CSR 2, 4.2). The applicant is responsible for all fees associated with this background check.

BCTC School of Practical Nursing will conduct drug and alcohol screenings during the admission physical and at random at the discretion of the clinical facility or school administration.

Please submit the following with your application:

  • Official high school and college transcripts

  • Driver’s license or state identification card

  • TEAS Test scores

  • Immunization records for TDAP, MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and COVID-19

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I give permission to Boone Career and Technical Center to make an investigation of my school and employment background, and hereby release from liability or responsibility all persons, places of business and municipalities supplying such information. I certify that all statements in this application are complete and true. I understand that any false information may be grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the program.

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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