Virginia Nurse Practitioner Programs

Nurse practitioner master's degree or certificate programs in Virginia are designed to prepare graduates for national certification exams in their respective specialization. Graduates must also hold a current registered nursing license as well as apply for licensure with the Virginia Board of Nursing to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Virginia. Clinical Nurse Specialist program graduates will need to also take and pass the national certification exam in their respective specialization and will have to apply for registration with the Virginia Board of Nursing. Choose a program that fits your interests from the list below and contact the school to learn more.

Graduates of the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist and related programs below are eligible for national certification in their respective specializations. There are a few online nurse practitioner programs available in the state of Virginia that hold national accreditation. Practicums for these programs are a required component of the programs. Every effort is made to arrange for clinical sites within the student's local community or region. The online nurse practitioner program format has become an increasingly popular option based on the flexibility it affords the student. Whether you choose an online or on-campus nurse practitioner program in Virginia you will generally be prepared through theoretical and evidenced based practice education for practice in a variety of health care settings.

Advanced practice nursing salaries are some of the highest in the field of nursing. According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, nurse practitioners in Virginia made an average annual salary of $78,547. With only 15.56% of working nurses, reported in the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, holding a master's level nursing degree, there should be plenty of job opportunities available for advanced practice nurses throughout the state of Virginia. Now might be the time to start contacting colleges and universities to learn more about their programs and application/admissions requirements. Below you will find contact information for nurse practitioner programs offered in Virginia. You may also be interested in reading about other MSN programs offered in Virginia.

Nurse Practitioner Online Programs Offered in VA

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Colleges and Universities Based in Virginia Offering Nurse Practitioner 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: 540-568-8868

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

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