The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing will begin accepting applications in December 2022 for the 2023-2024 class that begins in September 2023. 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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2023 Entrance Test Dates (subject to change):

  • Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Friday, May 5, 2023



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 Us: email or phone: 304-843-3255

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




Graduate statistics for the most recent class (2021):
Graduation Rate: 92.8%
National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) First Time Test Taker Pass Rate: 100%
Employment Rate: 100%


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

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State Requirements for Licensure


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)
3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at