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Nursing Schools in Virginia

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Virginia nursing schools are waitlisting or turning away thousands of qualified nursing school applicants each year. In fact, the number of Virginia nursing school graduates has dropped nearly 19 percent in the past five years, according to the Virginia Board of Nursing and admissions to nursing schools have fallen 23 percent. A shortage of nursing faculty ispartly to blame. The teacher to student ratio required by Virginia law is much higher than other fields. Promoting how to become a nurse in Virginia is a great first step toward alleviating the shortage of Registered Nurses in the state of Virginia.

Online Nursing Schools in Virginia

We work to help find solutions to the nursing faculty shortage as well as graduate more nurses into the Virginia work force. Our solution is CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing programs. We have put together the nation's top online RN to BSN, RN to MSN and a variety of MSN specialty nursing programs in Virginia so that you can easily research and request information from these nursing schools. These Online Nursing Schools are not waitlisting qualified applicants, can be completed at a pace comfortable for the student, cost about the same as other virginia nursing schools and have been very actively graduating well educated and highly trained nurses into the Virginia nursing work force. Take a minute to request information from our featured nursing schools to learn more about how they can help you pursue your personal and professional goals.

Virginia Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The job outlook for nurses in Virginia continues to be bright. The nursing shortage plaguing the country has created a demand for well trained and highly educated nurses. Many hospitals are seeking registered nurses that hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing because they feel that they are more prepared to handle the increasingly complex cases seen in the hospital setting. Many hospitals are offering tuition payback or reimbursement and paying much better salaries to those nurses with a BSN or MSN. This is the best time to start or advance your nursing career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 the average salary for a registered nurse was $53,330. According to indeed.com the average annual salary for registered nurse job postings in Virginia, as of 5/2/07, was $64,000. According to salary.com the median salary for a registered nurse in Lynchburg, VA is $54,006, in Newport News, VA $55,951, in Norfolk, VA $55,716, in Petersburg, VA $57,190, in Richmond, VA $57,956, in Roanoke, VA $54,183, in Virginia Beach, VA $55,598. All of this salary information will vary by location, experience, education and specialty.



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Medical Career Institute
Campus Locations:   Newport News | Virginia Beach | Greensboro | More...
Programs: Nursing (RN) , Medical Assisting - Associate , Practical Nursing - Diploma


South University
Campus Locations:   High Point
Programs: Nursing (BS)


Kaplan University - KHE
Campus Locations:   Hagerstown
Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Associate of Science: Nursing , Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting , more...


Bryant and Stratton College
Campus Locations:   Richmond
Programs: Nursing Generalist-BS , Medical Assisting-AAS


Everest College
Campus Locations:   Woodbridge | Chesapeake | Newport News
Programs: Diploma - Medical Assistant


Skyline College
Campus Locations:   Roanoke
Programs: Medical Assisting , Practical Nursing


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Norfolk
Programs: Medical Assistant



Online Schools:

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The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Nursing (RN to BSN)

Featured Campus Based Virginia Nursing Schools

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University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix School of Nursing offers accredited nursing degree programs at campuses Request information from the University of Phoenix School of Nursing.

ADN Programs Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing

Fortis College - Richmond

The Associate's in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: Associate's | Nursing

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Everest College - Tyson's Corner

The Associate's in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: Associate's | Nursing

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Blue Ridge Community College
P. O. Box 80, One College Lane
Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486
PH: (540) 234-9261 Ext 2321
Bryant and Stratton College
8141 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23235
PH: (804) 745-2444
Email: nabeaman@bryantstratton.edu
Career Training Solutions
100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 123
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
Email: kmarshall@CareerTrainingSolutions.com
Centra School of Nursing, ADN - 28-409
1901 Tate Springs Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Email: johnka1@centrahealth.com
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
P. O. Box 1000
Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
Email: amay@dl.vccs.edu
See more Associate's Programs on the Virginia Board of Nursing Website    

Baccalaureate (BSN) Programs Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing

Stratford University

The BSN program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN

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South University

The BSN program offered by South University at the Richmond Campus is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

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  • Click Here to request information from South University - Virginia Beach.

Marymount University School of Health Professions - Department of Nursing

All nursing programs offered by Marymount University School of Health Professions are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) and hold approval from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN Online, Accelerated BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education), DNP, Post-Master's Certificate - (Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education)

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Marymount University School of Health Professions - Department of Nursing, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207

Chamberlain College of Nursing

The BSN program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN

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Chamberlain College of Nursing - Arlington, 2450 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

The Diploma in Nursing, BSN and RN to BSN programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Diploma in Nursing program is accredited by the NLNAC.

Programs Offered: Diploma, BSN, RN to BSN

  • Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, 8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 1100, Richmond, Virginia 23227, Email: susan_bodin@bshsi.org, PH: 804-627-5300

Eastern Mennonite University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN, LPN - RN

  • Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462, PH: 540-432-4983

George Mason University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN,RN to MSN - (Advanced Clinical Nursing Concentration, Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration, Joint MSN/MBA Track, Nursing Administration Concentration, Nurse Educator Concentration, Nurse Practitioner), Certificate in Forensic Nursing, Certificate in Nursing Administration, Certificate in Nursing Education, PhD

  • School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services, MS:3C4, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, PH: 703-993-1901

Hampton University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN, LPN - BS, MSN - (Concentrations: nursing education, administration, and nurse practitioner), PhD

  • 530 E Queen St, Hampton, VA, PH: 757-727-5000

James Madison University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), post-master's certificate - nurse educator, nurse practitioner

  • Department of Nursing - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, PH: 540-568-8868

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: ASN, LPN-ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Management, Nursing Education)

  • Department of Nursing - Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 920 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24031-3186, PH: 888-985-4785

Marymount University

The nursing programs are CCNE approved and NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: FNP, Nursing Education)

  • Marymount University - School of Health Professions, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207-4299, PH: 703-284-1580

Old Dominion University

The nursing programs are NLNAC & CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader)

  • 5215 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA, PH: 757-683-4259

Radford University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN-BSN-MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery), DNP in Fall of 2010

  • School of Nursing - Radford University, Box 6964, Radford, Virginia 24142, PH: 540-831-770

Shenandoah University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric Mental Health, Nurse Midwifery), Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice Certificate

  • Shenandoah University - Division of Nursing, 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester, VA 22601, PH: 540-678-4374

University of Virginia

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader Program (CNL), Acute and Specialty Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Community and Public Health Leadership, Community and Public Health Leadership with combined Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner preparation, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice), PhD, DNP

  • School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903, PH: 434-924-0141

Virginia Commonwealth University

The nursing School is NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Administration and Leadership, Nurse Educator), PhD

  • 1100 E. Leigh St., Richmond, VA 23298, PH: 804-828-0724

(Source: Virginia Board of Nursing - Vistit: www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/nursing_edprogs.htm for more programs)

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