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Accredited Nursing Schools in Virginia

In Virginia and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Virginia accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Virginia campus locations, then request free information from any or all Virginia nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in Virginia with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in Virginia with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

Virginia Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Virginia are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Virginia nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Virginia Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Virginia Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Virginia

RNs: To be eligible for licensure in Virginia, aspiring nurses must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent in addition to passing the NCLEX-RN examination or other written exam as required by the Virginia Board of Nursing. A diploma or degree from an approved practical nursing program is also required. License renewal is every two years and comes with no additional requirements. Continuing education contact or practice hours are not required for RN license renewal. Virginia currently employs approximately 60,230 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $63,270.

LPNs: To be eligible for licensure in Virginia, aspiring practical and vocational nurses must have completed two years of high school or its equivalent and received a diploma from an approved practical nursing program. Additionally, applicants must pass the NCLEX-PN examination or other written exam as required by the Virginia Board of Nursing. License renewal is every two years and comes with no additional requirements. Continuing education contact or practice hours are not required for LPN license renewal. Virginia currently employs approximately 19,980 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $37,950.

The Best Cities in Virginia for Nursing Jobs

  • Richmond. With a population of 204,451 according to the 2009 Census, Richmond is Virginia’s state capital and third largest city. Richmond boasts thirteen hospitals in and around its metropolitan area as well as several colleges and universities including Virginia Commonwealth University and Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing.
    • RNs: Richmond currently employs approximately 12,440 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $63,220.
    • LPNS: Richmond currently employs approximately 3,950 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $40,260.
  • Roanoke. One of the oldest settlements in the colonial United States, Roanoke has an estimated population of 94,482 according to the 2009 Census. Home to the Booker T. Washington National Monument, Mill Mountain Star and the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Hopkins Planetarium, Roanoke prides itself on its beautiful scenery and cultural landmarks.
    • RNs: Roanoke currently employs approximately 3,950 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $56,440.
    • LPNS: Roanoke currently employs approximately 1,130 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $36,850.
  • Lynchburg. The home to over ten universities and colleges, including the Lunchburg General Hospital School of Nursing, Lynchburg has a population of 73,933 according to the 2009 Census. Lynchburg is known for its healthy economy, stable tax base and low-cost standard of living. It has also been consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government.
    • RNs: Lynchburg currently employs approximately 2,580 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $61,950.
    • LPNS: Lynchburg currently employs approximately 670 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $37,190.

Major Hospitals in Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The multiple award-winning Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center is consistently ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. VCU Medical Center is the location of several specialty centers and institutions including the Massey Cancer Center, VCU Institute for Women’s Health, and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.
  • CJW Medical Center. CJW Medical Center has two campuses at Chippenham Hospital and the other at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Located in Richmond, Johnston-Willis Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to be awarded a Gold Seal of Approval by the The Joint Commission for brain tumors and high risk obstetrics, while Chippenham’s Pediatric division has won a Reader’s Choice Award in 2008.
  • Carolion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Specializing in patient care, research and education, Carolion is one of the largest hospitals in Virginia. Priding itself on its maternity service, this hospital boasts a well-trained nursing staff that rotates through labor delivery and recovery, obstetrics operating rooms, a perinatal special care unit and triage. All nurses are trained in low-risk and high-risk obstetrical care.
  • Chesapeake General Hospital. Located in the city of Chesapeake, Chesapeake General Hospital offers services in home health, assisted living, physical therapy, wellness and fitness, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, wound care and hyperbarics, as well as support groups for cancer, alzheimer’s and many more illnesses. Chesapeake is also the location of 12 specialty centers.
  • Augusta Health. Commonly seen among esteemed lists as one of the best hospitals in the country, Augusta Health, located in Fishersville, offers services across multiple medical disciplines. Their Nursing Treatment Center has ten patient treatment areas and is staffed with well-trained, experienced licensed nurses with specializations in wound care, migraine headache treatment, blood transfusions and injections.


Eastern Mennonite University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1917
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.emu.edu

George Mason University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1957
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.gmu.edu

Hampton University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Hampton, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1868
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.hamptonu.edu

James Madison University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1908
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.jmu.edu

Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Nursing School Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1982
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.jchs.edu

Liberty University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1971
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.liberty.edu

Lynchburg College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1903
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.lynchburg.edu

Marymount University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Arlington, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1950
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.marymount.edu

Norfolk State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1935
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.nsu.edu

Old Dominion University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1930
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.odu.edu

Radford University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Radford, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1910
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.runet.edu

Shenandoah University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Winchester, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1875
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.su.edu

University of Virginia Charlottesville School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1819
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.virginia.edu

University of Virginia Wise School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Wise, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1954
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wise.virginia.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Richmond, Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1838
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.vcu.edu