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MSN Programs in Virginia

Registered nurses in Virginia with a baccalaureate degree who would like to pursue advanced nursing roles in such areas as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse administrator and related areas will need to complete a master's in nursing degree program. The master's degree in nursing is also the required step for entry to doctorate level nursing education programs. There a various delivery options to consider when choosing an MSN program in Virginia including online, partially-online, and campus based.

Master's Nursing Online Degree Programs Offered in Virginia

Recognizing the diversity of nurses and their schedules, master's of science in nursing online programs offer flexibility that campus based programs can not. Students can take courses and complete the program at their own pace. Online MSN programs include the same rigorous theoretical and clinical course content that campus based programs offer. They also hold national accreditation and adhere to the same CCNE or NLNAC accreditation standards that the campus MSN programs have. Online MSN program concentrations, such as advanced practice, require practicums or preceptorships and every effort is made to arrange clinical sites within the student's local community or region. Below you will find the MSN online programs as well as campus based programs with their preferred contact information.

15.56% of working nurses in Virginia hold a master's degree and and make significantly more than associate's or baccalaureate educated nurses. Specialty certification also appears to make a difference in annual earnings, this all according to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey. This data demonstrates the incredible nursing career opportunities open to graduates of master's nursing programs in Virginia based on the small percentage of nurses holding an master's degree as well as earning potential. Though master's educated nurses with additional course work are eligible to teach, it is often at schools with entry-level nursing programs. To join nursing faculty at colleges and universities offering the range of nursing programs a doctorate level education is almost always required. The master's in nursing is the stepping stone to doctorate level nursing program entry.

You may also be interested in reading about the nurse practitioner programs offered in Virginia.

Featured MSN Program Offered in Virginia

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Colleges and Universities Based in Virginia Offering Master's Nursing Degree Programs

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: 540-568-886

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: 540-831-7700

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

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