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Virginia RN Programs

Complete list of state approved pre-licensure registered nurse education programs

Earn your ADN degree or BSN degree in Virginia

How to Become a Registered Nurse in Virginia

Nursing is one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States. Nurses hold about 2.4 million jobs. Registered nurses perform tasks such as treating patients, consoling patients and family members, recording medical histories, performing diagnostic tests, and administering treatments and medications. Nurses should be caring and detail oriented. Registered nurses can specialize in one or more patient care specialties and can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools or even nursing homes.


In order to become a Registered Nurse in Virginia you must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) programs, offered by colleges and universities, take about four years to complete. Most Virginia nursing programs include clinical training, classroom instruction, and experience in different health care facilities including hospitals. Many Virginia programs include experience in public health departments, ambulatory clinics, and home health care agencies. Students will take many courses such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences, and nursing. At the end of the program the student must have accumulated 500 hours of contact with patients under the supervision of teaching staff.

There are many schools that offer BSN programs in Virginia, such as Lynchburg College, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Norfolk State University, Eastern Mennonite University and many more. When you have finished an RN pre-licensure education program you should request for your school to send your official transcript to the Virginia Board of Nursing. Once your transcript has been sent off you can request a test date to take the NCLEX-RN examination and apply online for your RN license from the Virginia Board of Nursing. Once you have applied, contact Pearson Vue to register for the NCLEX-RN. You must pass this licensing exam to become a registered nurse. Once you have taken the exam you will wait for them to mail you your results. You can work while you await the results for a period of up to 90 days with authorization from the board.



ADN Degree RN Programs in Virginia (VA)

Blue Ridge Community College

P. O. Box 80, One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
(540) 234-9261, x2321

Bryant and Stratton College

8141 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 745-2444

Career Training Solutions

100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 123
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(540) 373-2200

Centra College of Nursing, ADN

1901 Tate Springs Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 947-3070

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

P. O. Box 1000
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
(540) 863-2802

Danville Community College

1008 S. Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 797-8416

ECPI University – ADN, Newport News

1001 Omni Blvd, Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 873-2423, x73320

ECPI University – ADN, Richmond

2809 Emerywood Parkway, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 521-5999

ECPI University – ADN, Virginia Beach

5501 Greenwich Road, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 497-8400

Everest College

1430 Springhill Road, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 288-3131, x143

Fortis College

6300 Center Drive
Maury Building, Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 499-5447, x226

Fortis College

2000 Westmoreland Drive, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 377-8350, x1825

Germanna Community College

2130 Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
(540) 423-9820

Global Health Nurse Training Services

25 South Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 212-7410

ITT Technical Institute

863 Glenrock Road, Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 466-1260

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

P. O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285
(804) 523-5476

John Tyler Community College

800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 622-8700

Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 868-7158

Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier Campus

6480 College Street
Warrenton, VA 20187
(540) 868-7158

New River Community College

PO Box 1127, 5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-3600, x4267

Norfolk State University (ADN)

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-9015

Northern Virginia Community College

6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 822-6579
***Online ADN Program Also Available***

Patrick Henry Community College

P. O. Box 5311
Martinsville, VA 24115
(276) 656-0248

Paul D. Camp Community College

100 North College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
(757) 569-6731
***LPN to RN Program Also Offered***

Piedmont Virginia Community College

501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 961-5226

Rappahannock Community College

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
(804) 758-6783

Saint Michael College of Allied Health

8305 Richmond Highway, Unit 10A
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 746-8708

Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools

737 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 765-5803

Southside Virginia Community College

109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821
(434) 949-1006

Thomas Nelson Community College

P. O. Box 9407
Hampton, VA 23670
(757) 825-2808

Tidewater Community College

120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 822-2303

Virginia Appalachian Tricollege

P. O. Box 828
Abingdon, VA 24212
(276) 739-2439

VCCS- Commonwealth Nursing Program

800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 622-8726

Virginia State University

PO Box 9059
161 W. Hunter McDaniel
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-6722

Virginia Western Community College

P. O. Box 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038
(540) 857-6283

Wytheville Community College

1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
(276) 223-4846
***LPN to RN Program Also Offered***

Diploma RN Programs in Virginia (VA)

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 627-5300

Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions

142 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 799-4510

Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing

1901 Tate Springs Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 947-3209

Riverside School of Professional Nursing

316 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 240-2203

Sentara College of Health Sciences

1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 388-2900

Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools

737 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 765-5801



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Accredited Virginia RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Virginia. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Virginia Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Virginia, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

BSN Degree RN Programs in Virginia

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 1100
Richmond, Virginia 23227
(804) 627-5300
***RN Diploma Program Also Offered***

Chamberlain College of Nursing

2450 Crystal Drive, Suite 319
Arlington, Virginia 22202
(703) 416-7300

Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
(540) 432-4186

George Mason University

Mail Stop 3C4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 993-1904

The George Washington University

44983 Knolls Square, Suite 147 Q
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
(703) 726-4493

Hampton University

William Freeman Hall
Hampton, Virginia 23668
(757) 727-5654

Hampton University School of Nursing of Virginia Beach

253 Town Center Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 727-5654

James Madison University

MSC 4305, 701 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
(540) 568-6314

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

101 Elm Street, SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24013
(540) 224-4696
***Accelerated BSN Program Also Available***

Liberty University

1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(434) 582-2519

Longwood University

201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
(434) 395-2936

Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 544-8324

Marymount University

2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
(703) 284-1580
***Accelerated BSN Program Also Available***

Norfolk State University

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
(757) 823-9015

Old Dominion University

4608 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-4297

Radford University

Box 6964
Radford, Virginia 24142
(540) 831-7700

Sentara College of Health Sciences

1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
(757) 388-2900

Shenandoah University

1775 N. Sector Court
Winchester, Virginia 22601
(540) 678-4374

Shenandoah University- Leesburg Campus

908 Trail View Boulevard
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
(703) 777-7414

South University

2151 Old Brick Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
(804) 727-6829

Stratford University

7777 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
(703) 821-8570, x3912

Stratford University, Woodbridge

14349 Gideon Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
(571) 405-6512

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

1 College Avenue
Wise, Virginia 24293
(276) 328- 0241

University of Virginia

PO Box 800826
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
(434) 924-0063

Virginia Commonwealth University

Box 980567
Richmond, Virginia 23298
(804) 828-0724


Resources for Virginia Nurses and Nursing Students in Virginia

Virginia Board of Nursing
Virginia Nurses Association
Virginia Emergency Nurses Association
Virginia Nursing Students Association
University of Virginia Financial Aid & Scholarships
Virginia Health Careers Manual
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook

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