Reynolds Memorial Hospital Nursing Program Review


Reynolds Memorial Hospital (RMH) is located in Glen Dale, West Virginia and began as God’s Providence Home, which was an old farmhouse converted into an infirmary by B.M. Spurr, Archdeacon of the West Virginia Episcopal Diocese. The facility as it is today, was built in 1963 and is continually being added to and refurbished. Reynolds Memorial Hospital is licensed by the West Virginia State Health Department and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The hospital is also a member of the Voluntary Hospital Association, Inc., the American Hospital Association and the West Virginia Hospital Association. The hospital conducts the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing.

B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing (LPN)

The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nursing. Upon graduation from the Practical Nursing (LPN) program at the B.M. Spurr School of Nursing, individuals can go on to apply to write the State Licensed Practical Nurse Examination, which allows successful individuals to go on and work as a Practical Nurse in a variety of healthcare environments including hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospices, physicians’ offices and many more. Practical Nurses are required to practice under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), licensed physician or a licensed dentist.

Individuals applying to the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing are required to submit an application form, which includes information on GED and/or high school GPA scores, as well as an outline of course prerequisites. Individuals applying to the Practical Nursing program, must also include information on any previous nursing education, as well as state their GPA at that nursing program and their reason for leaving. Applicants must also provide a name and contact information for three individuals who are able to provide a personal reference, who have known the applicant in a supervisory capacity, such as teachers, employers, supervisors or counselors. Individuals are not permitted to include friends or family members as personal references.

The application form also includes a section where applicants must outline why they are interested in a career in practical nursing, as well as a description of hobbies and activities that the applicant enjoys. Applicants must also outline future plans, and education and career interests that they have for the future. Individuals applying to the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing must also submit to a criminal background check, and provide updated immunization records. The Practical Nursing program at the B.M. School of Practical Nursing is one year in duration.

The application form for the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing is available online through the hospitals website and applications can be made for a fee. If applicants have attended previous colleges, transcripts must be handed in with the application. Individuals applying to the Practical Nursing program must also answer questions regarding financial aid requirements (if any), reasons he or she is interested in a career in practical nursing, activities and hobbies he or she enjoys and future plans.

Contact:
Reynolds Memorial Hospital
800 Wheeling Avenue,
Glen Dale, WV 26038

Phone: (304) 845-3211

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