The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2020 – 2021 class that begins in August 2020. Entrance testing will be held in February, March, April and May with interviewing to follow in March and May. Please see entrance test dates below.

If you have a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma, you are only one short year away from pursuing a nursing career with a diploma from the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing. A fully qualified, professional faculty directs a course of study that includes classroom training plus valuable hands-on clinical experience at Reynolds Memorial Hospital and other healthcare related facilities. Graduates from this program are eligible for the State Licensed Practical Nurse Exam that enables the successful individual to practice nursing in any setting under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist.

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2020 Entrance Test Dates (subject to change):

  • February 28, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 17, 2020
  • May 8, 2020



MISSION: The mission of the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing is to prepare graduates for the practice of practical nursing in a variety of health care settings and to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and collaboration.

B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing Director: Terri Lyons, RN, MSN

Contact: 304-843-3255

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm



Over the past 4 classes:

Graduation Rate: 88.8%

National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) First Time Test Taker Pass Rate: 87.5%

Employment Rate: 96.8%


Click to download a copy of the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing Handbook.

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The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing, conducted by Reynolds Memorial Hospital, is approved by:

WV State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311-1688

The school is also nationally accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000