Primary Source Verification

Dear Primary Source Verification Requester:

This is to inform you that West Virginia Board of Examiner’s for Registered Professional Nurses (WV RN
Board) performs primary source verification of education in the form of sealed transcripts for all
applicants before granting license in accordance with the following administrative regulations:

Code of Legislative rule 19-03-3.2. Filing of an Application for RN licensure. Per 19-03-3.2. a.1.C A final
official transcript showing the type of degree and date conferred shall be sent directly to the office of
the board from a board approved nursing education program. The final official transcript may be
submitted after the forty-five (45) day filing deadline but shall be submitted prior to the examination
date. The board will not consider an application for approval until the final, official transcript is received
in the board office, and

Code of Legislative rule 19-07-3. APRN Licensure. Per 3.1.a.2 Verification of completion as evidenced
by an official transcript with the official seal directly from a graduate program accredited by a nurse
accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and /or the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA) or its successor organization as acceptable by the Board. Said
verification shall include documentation verifying the date of graduation, credential conferred, and
number of clinical hours completed. On and after January 2, 2015 the verification shall include evidence
of completion of 3 separate graduate level courses in advanced physiology and pathophysiology,
advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics,
pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents, role and population focus
of the education program, and evidence of meeting the standards of nursing education in this state, and
per 3.1.a.3 an official verification of successful completion of the appropriate APRN national certification
examination in the APRN role and population focus congruent with educational preparation is obtained
from the certifying body

If you need further information, please feel free to contact the WV RN Board office at rnboard@wv.gov
or by telephone at 304-744-0900.

Sincerely,
Sue A. Painter, DNP, RN
Executive Director
West Virginia Board of Examiner’s for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue Suite 203
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303
rnboard@wv.gov
304-744-0900
West Virginia RN Board
90 MacCorkle Ave SW #203, South Charleston, WV 25303 (304) 744-0900