West Virginia Licensure & Registration Info

The West Virginia Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. West Virginia is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make West Virginia their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

English Language test scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 84; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Scores 6.5; Speaking: 6.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in the United States

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

N/A

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

Not required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

N/A

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

N/A

Notes