The mission of Garnet Career Center is to provide adult learners with 21st century educational opportunities necessary to attain their chosen professional and career goals.
Our mission is to prepare individuals who are competent, ethical and compassionate caregivers; prepared to pass a licensure examination and enter the workforce.
The program spans twelve months and is divided into semesters identified as PNR 101, PN 102, and PN 103. Approximately 80 students are selected annually for the July class. Theory and clinical experiences are correlated to enable the student to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet program goals. Applications will be taken September through May for the upcoming class. Entrance exams will be given monthly starting in October.
Clinical rotations occur at a variety of local agencies. These agencies include: CAMC, Thomas Memorial, Oak Ridge Center, and Valley Nursing Center.
The Garnet Career Center School of Practical Nursing is accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. This program is also approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Kanawha County Board of Education.
Students will wear uniforms in the classroom and on clinical rotations.
Classes are arranged on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clinical hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Financial Aid information is available to students enrolled or enrolling in the program. For information, please call 304-348-6195 and ask for the financial aid advisor. The Practical Nursing Program is approved for the following: Veteran's Benefits, Division of Rehabilitation, Worker's Compensation, Federal Pell Grant, WV HEAPS, and Workforce Investment Fund. (See the Financial Aid tab at the top of the screen.)
All faculty members are Registered Professional Nurses licensed to practice, without practice restrictions, in the state of West Virginia. Faculty members have diverse backgrounds and experiences which lends richness to the practical nursing curriculum.
Teresa Reynolds- B.S. Career and Technical Education, Marshall University, 2008; B.S.N., Mountain State University, 2000; LPN, Shelton State Community College, 1987.
Lisa Shiltz- B.S. Career and Technical Education, West Virginia Institute of Technology, 2013; A.R.N., University of Charleston, 2000; LPN, Garnet Career Center, 1992.
Jennifer Toney-MA, ATE, 2019; B.S. N., Mountain State University, 2007.
Brenda Shields- B.S.N
Amber Chafin-B.S. Career and Technical Education; Associate RN
Erica Collins-B.S. Career and Technical Education; Associate RN
Belinda Chafin- Associate RN