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Practical Nursing

The majority of the typical LPN's day involves providing direct care. We provide students with the necessary knowledge to pass the NCLEX-PN exam and qualify for licensure by the WV State Board. Graduates are qualified to perform entry-level nursing skills.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 18, 2022:

Number of available jobs as of 2020 - 688,100

Job Outlook from 2020 to 2030 - 9% growth

Median Pay 2021 - $48,070 per year or $23.11 per hour

This 1350 hour program can be completed in 12 months attending during the day.

Or in about 15 months attending during the evening.

The day class starts in August each year.

The next evening class will start in January 2023. 

Practical Nursing Handbook

The August day class can TABE test starting in January, successful candidates will TEAS test starting in March, eligible students will be interviewed in early to mid May and Mandatory Orientation will be late July.

The evening class can TABE test starting in July 2022, successful candidates will TEAS test starting in September, eligible students will be interviewed in October and Mandatory Orientation will be in November.

Financial Aid

The LPN program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To meet SAP, a student must:

  • Maintain a continuous "C" average.

  • Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.

  • Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.

  • Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.

Refund Policy

During the first enrollment period 1 to 675 hours

There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!

During the second enrollment period 675 to 1350 hours

There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!

Enrollment Procedures



  • Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)

  • High school diploma or WV approved equivalent

Printable Enrollment Check Sheet


Start Here

  •  Schedule your free TABE required entrance exam

        Complete your Financial Aid Applications. 

  • For Pell Grant visit:    ACT's ID 015748

  • For HEAPS Grant visit:

  • Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed. 


Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

  • You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.

  • You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.

  • Schedule the TEAS exam at ACT's office.(After obtaining required scores.) 


  1. The Practical Nursing Coordinator will schedule your interview.                     

  2. Wait to receive the results of the interview in the mail.

  •  Follow any and all instructions detailed in the letter.      


Final Steps

  •  You've been accepted into the program.

  •  You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.

  •  You've completed all requirements with financial aid. 

             You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to:     

  1. Complete ACE Advantage Application

  2. Sign Award Letter (if awarded)

  3. Sign Cost Sheet           

  •  Attend the Mandatory orientation.

       Bring the following with you:

  1. High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

  2. High School Transcript

  3. Social Security Card

  4. Photo ID

  5. Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)


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