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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 May 2024. 

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 October 2023, successful candidates will TEAS test starting in January 2024, eligible students will be interviewed in March and Mandatory Orientation will be in April.

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 after July 1, 2023

  • Receive an email for day/time to test. (Check spam/junk folder)

  • Complete your Financial Aid Applications.

      For Pell Grant visit:    ACT's ID 015748 Complete 23-24 application

​      For HEAPS Grant visit:  (fill out AFTER July 1, 2023)

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


Next Steps

  • Successfully complete the TABE exam.

  • Successfully complete the TEAS exam with a minimum score of 54.

  • Successfully complete the require Math class.

  • Attend interview with LPN coordinator.

  • Follow all instructions in the follow-up letter from the LPN coordinator.



Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

Be Advised FAFSA applications take up to 10 business days to be processed by the Department of Education.

  • If needed, you must supply any required documentation to verify your financial aid position.

  • Schedule an appointment with Melani Hylton to register for class.


Final Steps


Bring the following with you to your registration appointment:

  1. High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

  2. Social Security Card

  3. Photo ID

  4. Non-Refundable Registration of $215 (must be exact change/check)

During your registration appointment you will  

  1. Complete an Adult Registration form.

  2. Register for a background check.

  3. Apply for the ACE Advantage grant.

  4. Sign a cost sheet and agree to all school policies.

  5. If applicable, sign a financial aid award letter.

Before you can attend class, you must bring your background check receipt from IdentoGO to ACT!


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