James Rumsey Technical Institute

Martinsburg, WV 25403

Located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, James Rumsey Technical Institute is a public institution that offers diploma and certificate programs, which can be completed in 2 years or less.

James Rumsey Technical Institute has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).


Campus LocaleSuburb: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than 2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    The James Rumsey Licensed Practical Nurse Program is designed students to provide efficient nursing care. The program proceeds in a progression from the simple to the complex elements with each progression including theoretical and clinical components. 

    The LPN program is accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. 

    The program serves as a basis for continued education to meet the requirements for advanced licensure as required by the regulations of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.

    Admission Requirement

    1. Candidates must attend an orientation
    2. Submit application and be prepared to pay $50.00 nonrefundable application fee upon acceptance. 
    3. Take pre-admission test by mid-March.
    4. Provide verification of graduation upon acceptance. (High school transcript or GED must be mailed directly to us from the school or board of education, and must have an official seal).
    5. Must be in good physical health (verified by a physical exam). Drug screen (approximately $40.00) and FBI background check (approximately $25.00) required. Must be able to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist and stand for long periods of time.
    6. Candidates who score the minimum required percentiles, both total and reading, will be asked to attend an interview and provide three letters of reference from previous school officials or employers. Upon notification of acceptance, submit $50.00 nonrefundable application fee.

    Evaluations for the program depend in the completion of each clinical rotation with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA required for each rotation.

    The clinical elements of the program are divided into 5 rotations with a score of 80% or more required for each rotation. Clinical opportunities are offered at a range of healthcare sites.   

     Student transferring to the program are required to submit:

    1. Letter of application
    2. Official transcript from an accredited program (credits earned within the past two years)
    3. Letter of reference

    All applicants to the program are expected to have liability coverage and malpractice insurance.  Applicants are also required to submit to health assessment and criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotations. 

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 24


Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
09/30/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,854
30k to 48k$19,360
48k to 75k$16,452
75k to 110k--
Over 110k--
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road
Martinsburg, WV 25403

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