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LPN to RN Programs in Virginia

LPN to RN programs are abundant in Virginia.  Students who advance their degrees often complete ADN degrees that are designed to be "transfer" degrees; transfer degrees make it very easy for the student to attend a four-year college or university after graduation and complete their BSN in one year.  

 

Virginia RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, the candidate will fill out an application online and register for the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website. There is a $200 fee that the candidate will pay to register. When the candidate will be able to schedule the exam only when he/she has received the authorization to test. Candidates who are unsuccessful in passing the exam will be able to retake it after filling out an application for re-examination and paying a $50 fee to the Virginia Board.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Virginia by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Canadian registered nurses are eligible for licensure by endorsement as long as the nursing education was completed in English and they passed the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination. Other internationally educated applicants will be required to take the CGFNS exam prior to the NCLEX. Foreign nursing candidates should call the Board as well as Puerto Rican nurses who have not taken the NCLEX exam.

Total Schools: 33

Ranked Schools: 29

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7875195.75%

Career Training Solutions

10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400, Fredericksburg, VA - 22408 54037312
Campus: Fredericksburg, VA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.742194.84%

John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA - 23831-5316 (804) 796-4000

John Tyler Community College is located in Chester, Virginia.  They offer an ADN degree with two tracks.  The traditional track has classroom time Monday through Friday, with clinical experiences that may be days, evenings and/or weekends.  The Hybrid Distance Education Track (HDET) is delivered online, with occasional participation on-campus.  Clinical experiences are still days, evenings and/or weekends.

Campus: Chester, VA
Net Price: $6,218.00
Enrollment: 10,103
Transfer Out Rate: 16.60%
Loan Default Rate: $17.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.20%
Graduation Rate: 14.20%
Median Borrowing: 6,200.00%
Median Payment: 64.74%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7005194.01%

Rappahannock Community College

12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA - 23149-2616 (804) 758-6700

Rappahannock Community College is located in Glenns, Virginia.  They offer an ADN program that is completed in five semesters. They also have recently offered an advanced placement option for LPNs.  RCC broke ground in 1970 and opened its doors in 1971.

Campus: Glenns, VA
Net Price: $4,950.00
Enrollment: 3,555
Transfer Out Rate: 7.70%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-11.80%
Graduation Rate: 31.40%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6375192.75%

Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA - 22645 (540) 868-7000

Lord Fairfax Community College has four campuses in Virginia – Middletown, Luray, and two in Warrenton.  They offer an ADN program, with an LPN bridge option and a paramedic bridge option.  The nursing program opened its doors in 2000, graduating its first nurses in 2002.  The NCLEX-RN pass rate for their first graduating class was 72.4%, which has increased steadily since that time.  In fact, in 2015, one campuses had a 100% pass rate and the other had 98.04% pass rate.

Campus: Middletown, VA
Net Price: $6,821.00
Enrollment: 7,238
Transfer Out Rate: 8.30%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.16%
Graduation Rate: 32.90%
Median Borrowing: 5,000.00%
Median Payment: 52.21%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6295192.59%

New River Community College

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

New River Community College is located in Dublin, Virginia.  NRCC offers an ADN program and an LPN to RN bridge program.  The bridge program can be completed in 3 semesters.  Botth programs can be extended and be completed on a part-time basis.

Campus: Dublin, VA
Net Price: $5,392.00
Enrollment: 4,808
Transfer Out Rate: 11.90%
Loan Default Rate: $18.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.95%
Graduation Rate: 24.10%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5765191.53%

Germanna Community College

2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA - 22508-2102 (540) 423-9030

Germanna Community College is located in Locust Grove, Virginia.  They offer an ADN degree.  They also offer an LPN advanced placement option. Programs must be completed on a full-time basis.  They also offer a variety of other programs, such as an LPN program, a nurse's aide program, and a surgical nurse program, which is a program for LPNs to learn how to be a surgical scrub nurse.

Campus: Locust Grove, VA
Net Price: $6,492.00
Enrollment: 7,379
Transfer Out Rate: 13.30%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-11.03%
Graduation Rate: 22.70%
Median Borrowing: 5,200.00%
Median Payment: 54.29%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.508190.16%

Reynolds Community College

1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, VA - 23228-2327 (804) 371-3000

Reynolds Community College is located in Richmond, Virginia.  They offer a practical nursing program, an ADN program and an LPN to ADN program. The LPN to ADN program can be completed full-time or part-time; they also have traditional classtimes or evening/weekend options, which makes it ideal for the working nurse.

Campus: Richmond, VA
Net Price: $7,033.00
Enrollment: 12,454
Transfer Out Rate: 15.50%
Loan Default Rate: $19.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $26.33%
Graduation Rate: 13.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,783.00%
Median Payment: 81.26%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4235188.47%

Blue Ridge Community College

1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA - 24486-0080 (540) 234-9261
Campus: Weyers Cave, VA
Net Price: $8,012.00
Enrollment: 4,437
Transfer Out Rate: 9.40%
Loan Default Rate: $17.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $21.67%
Graduation Rate: 25.20%
Median Borrowing: 6,961.00%
Median Payment: 72.68%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.423188.46%

ITT Technical Institute-Salem

2159 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA - 24153 (540) 989-2500
Campus: Salem, VA
Net Price: $22,775.00
Enrollment: 250
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $11.13%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3705187.41%

Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, VA - 22003-3796 (703) 323-3000
Campus: Annandale, VA
Net Price: $9,173.00
Enrollment: 51,803
Transfer Out Rate: 15.90%
Loan Default Rate: $13.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $27.79%
Graduation Rate: 22.80%
Median Borrowing: 7,750.00%
Median Payment: 80.92%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3505187.01%

Piedmont Virginia Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA - 22902-7589 (434) 977-3900
Campus: Charlottesville, VA
Net Price: $7,140.00
Enrollment: 5,630
Transfer Out Rate: 11.00%
Loan Default Rate: $17.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.59%
Graduation Rate: 27.00%
Median Borrowing: 5,250.00%
Median Payment: 54.82%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3155186.31%

Tidewater Community College

121 College Place, Norfolk, VA - 23510 (757) 822-1122
Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $5,875.00
Enrollment: 28,999
Transfer Out Rate: 14.90%
Loan Default Rate: $14.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $36.85%
Graduation Rate: 14.30%
Median Borrowing: 5,862.00%
Median Payment: 61.21%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3186.00%

Virginia Western Community College

3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA - 24015 (540) 857-7311
Campus: Roanoke, VA
Net Price: $6,890.00
Enrollment: 8,654
Transfer Out Rate: 13.70%
Loan Default Rate: $19.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.92%
Graduation Rate: 22.30%
Median Borrowing: 8,005.00%
Median Payment: 83.58%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.289185.78%

Wytheville Community College

1000 E Main Street, Wytheville, VA - 24382-3308 (276) 223-4700
Campus: Wytheville, VA
Net Price: $1,946.00
Enrollment: 3,468
Transfer Out Rate: 7.10%
Loan Default Rate: $13.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $80.35%
Graduation Rate: 33.30%
Median Borrowing: 4,000.00%
Median Payment: 41.76%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.287185.74%

Southside Virginia Community College

109 Campus Dr, Alberta, VA - 23821 (888) 222-7822
Campus: Alberta, VA
Net Price: $7,658.00
Enrollment: 5,784
Transfer Out Rate: 5.80%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.94%
Graduation Rate: 35.10%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2805185.61%

Virginia Highlands Community College

100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA - 24212-0828 (276) 739-2400
Campus: Abingdon, VA
Net Price: $5,376.00
Enrollment: 2,484
Transfer Out Rate: 11.40%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-0.96%
Graduation Rate: 24.50%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2725185.45%

Global Health College

25 S Quaker La 1st Fl, Alexandria, VA - 22314 (703) 212-7410
Campus: Alexandria, VA
Net Price: $34,968.00
Enrollment: 265
Transfer Out Rate: 67.60%
Loan Default Rate: $14.40
Institution Accreditation: ACICS
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $0.92%
Graduation Rate: 26.50%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2345184.69%

Danville Community College

1008 S Main St, Danville, VA - 24541-4004 (434) 797-2222
Campus: Danville, VA
Net Price: $5,952.00
Enrollment: 4,280
Transfer Out Rate: 14.40%
Loan Default Rate: $22.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $2.46%
Graduation Rate: 22.70%
Median Borrowing: 3,500.00%
Median Payment: 36.54%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.198183.96%

Paul D Camp Community College

100 N College Dr, Franklin, VA - 23851 (757) 569-6700
Campus: Franklin, VA
Net Price: $4,854.00
Enrollment: 1,392
Transfer Out Rate: 11.40%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-18.41%
Graduation Rate: 24.20%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1895183.79%

Thomas Nelson Community College

99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA - 23666 (757) 825-2700
Campus: Hampton, VA
Net Price: $7,466.00
Enrollment: 11,033
Transfer Out Rate: 18.80%
Loan Default Rate: $16.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $18.73%
Graduation Rate: 15.70%
Median Borrowing: 6,750.00%
Median Payment: 70.48%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1735183.47%

Patrick Henry Community College

645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA - 24112 (276) 656-0311
Campus: Martinsville, VA
Net Price: $5,354.00
Enrollment: 3,163
Transfer Out Rate: 9.10%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $1.15%
Graduation Rate: 29.30%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0705181.41%

Fortis College-Norfolk

6300 Center Dr Bldg 22, Norfolk, VA - 23502-4101 (757) 499-5447
Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $41,243.00
Enrollment: 291
Loan Default Rate: $12.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $56.11%
Graduation Rate: 60.30%
Median Borrowing: 10,666.00%
Median Payment: 111.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9985179.97%

Dabney S Lancaster Community College

1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, VA - 24422-1000 (540) 863-2800
Campus: Clifton Forge, VA
Net Price: $4,360.00
Enrollment: 1,312
Transfer Out Rate: 12.70%
Loan Default Rate: $15.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-6.70%
Graduation Rate: 27.20%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9565179.13%

Fortis College-Richmond

2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A, Richmond, VA - 23230 (804) 323-1020
Campus: Richmond, VA
Net Price: $19,086.00
Enrollment: 457
Loan Default Rate: $12.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.00%
Graduation Rate: 56.70%
Median Borrowing: 10,666.00%
Median Payment: 111.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.3675167.35%

Virginia State University

1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA - 23806 (804) 524-5000
Campus: Petersburg, VA
Net Price: $14,135.00
Enrollment: 5,073
Loan Default Rate: $13.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.98%
Graduation Rate: 45.90%
Median Borrowing: 22,000.00%
Median Payment: 229.71%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.3565167.13%

Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond

8141 Hull St Rd, North Chesterfield, VA - 23235 (804) 745-2444
Campus: North Chesterfield, VA
Net Price: $15,863.00
Enrollment: 906
Transfer Out Rate: 2.00%
Loan Default Rate: $24.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $0.78%
Graduation Rate: 16.00%
Median Borrowing: 12,545.00%
Median Payment: 130.98%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.992159.84%

ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk

5425 Robin Hood Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA - 23513 (757) 466-1260
Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $24,202.00
Enrollment: 720
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.09%
Graduation Rate: 26.80%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.547150.94%

Norfolk State University

700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA - 23504-8000 (757) 823-8600
Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $11,753.00
Enrollment: 6,021
Transfer Out Rate: 33.50%
Loan Default Rate: $20.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.99%
Graduation Rate: 36.80%
Median Borrowing: 23,125.00%
Median Payment: 241.45%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.5150.00%

Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner

1761 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA - 22102-4301 (703) 556-8888
Campus: McLean, VA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Virginia

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A ECPI University N/A Virginia Beach, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN
N/A Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing N/A Lynchburg, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN
N/A Mountain Empire Community College N/A Big Stone Gap, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN
N/A Southwest Virginia Community College N/A Richlands, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN, AOTA

LPN to BSN Programs in Virginia

A BSN degree program can be completed in about two years with full-time study. There are also part-time schedules available to meet the needs of busy, working nurses. In addition, there are online options available. Seeking a higher education and obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing degree will enhance existing knowledge, intuition, and experience of a registered nurse. RN to BSN programs in Virginia build critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and diagnostic reasoning through advanced courses in nursing. Courses often required in an RN to BSN program in Virginia may include:
  • Nursing research
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Ethics

 

Virginia RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, the candidate will fill out an application online and register for the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website. There is a $200 fee that the candidate will pay to register. When the candidate will be able to schedule the exam only when he/she has received the authorization to test. Candidates who are unsuccessful in passing the exam will be able to retake it after filling out an application for re-examination and paying a $50 fee to the Virginia Board.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Virginia by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Canadian registered nurses are eligible for licensure by endorsement as long as the nursing education was completed in English and they passed the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination. Other internationally educated applicants will be required to take the CGFNS exam prior to the NCLEX. Foreign nursing candidates should call the Board as well as Puerto Rican nurses who have not taken the NCLEX exam.

Total Schools: 24

Ranked Schools: 21

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 51100.00%

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

8550 Magellan Parkway Suite 1100, Richmond, VA - 23227-1149 (804) 627-5300

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is located in Richmond, Virginia.  They offer a traditional BSN degree and an online RN to BSN degree.  The online program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and is designed with the working nurse in mind.  The college has a Clinical Simulator Center, which offers an 8-bed Med/Surg unit, an adult critical care unit, a pediatric unit and a maternal/child unit.

Campus: Richmond, VA
Enrollment: 408
Loan Default Rate: $3.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Median Borrowing: 23,250.00%
Median Payment: 242.76%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6295192.59%

James Madison University

800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA - 22807 (540) 568-6211

James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, Viriginia.  JMU offers a tradtional BSN degree and an online RN to BSN degree.  The RN to BSN program can also be utilized for students looking to earn a second bachelor's degree.  The program can be done full-time, in one year, or part-time, in two years.

Campus: Harrisonburg, VA
Net Price: $14,521.00
Enrollment: 18,431
Loan Default Rate: $2.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.78%
Graduation Rate: 81.50%
Median Borrowing: 23,475.00%
Median Payment: 245.11%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5255190.51%

Sentara College of Health Sciences

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

Sentara College of Health Sciences is located in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Sentara College is a division of Sentara Healthcare; it seeks to educate healthcare professionals in a variety of careers, but especially nursing.  Not only do they offer a BSN program, but they offer an online RN to BSN program, an option for LPNs to join their BSN program and they also allow for early entrance into the program for college freshman.

Campus: Chesapeake, VA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.519190.38%

Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA - 23529 (757) 683-3000

Old Dominion University is located in Norfolk, Virginia.  They offer a pre-licensure BSN program (designed for new college students) and a post-licensure program (for RNs seeking a BSN degree).  They also offer several graduate options, some of which are offered online.  ODU originated in 1930 as a division of The College of William and Mary; it became a separate institution in 1962 and gained university status in 1969.

Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $12,753.00
Enrollment: 19,819
Transfer Out Rate: 28.90%
Loan Default Rate: $6.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.18%
Graduation Rate: 51.20%
Median Borrowing: 18,950.00%
Median Payment: 197.86%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4955189.91%

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA - 24515 (434) 582-2000

Liberty University is located in Lynchburg, Virginia.  They offer a BSN program, which is available to residential students, and an online RN to BSN program.  Most students complete the program in 2 years.

Campus: Lynchburg, VA
Net Price: $23,191.00
Enrollment: 47,464
Transfer Out Rate: 2.30%
Loan Default Rate: $7.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $11.79%
Graduation Rate: 50.10%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4795189.59%

Virginia Commonwealth University

910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA - 23284-2512 (804) 828-0100
Campus: Richmond, VA
Net Price: $16,764.00
Enrollment: 23,356
Loan Default Rate: $6.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.87%
Graduation Rate: 56.80%
Median Borrowing: 20,608.00%
Median Payment: 215.17%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.388187.76%

Marymount University

2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA - 22207-4224 (703) 522-5600
Campus: Arlington, VA
Net Price: $22,593.00
Enrollment: 2,396
Loan Default Rate: $3.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.92%
Graduation Rate: 57.60%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.381187.62%

Radford University

801 East Main Street, Radford, VA - 24141-0672 (540) 831-5000
Campus: Radford, VA
Net Price: $12,295.00
Enrollment: 8,913
Loan Default Rate: $4.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.71%
Graduation Rate: 58.50%
Median Borrowing: 17,833.00%
Median Payment: 186.20%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3185186.37%

Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA - 24501-3113 (434) 544-8100
Campus: Lynchburg, VA
Net Price: $23,046.00
Enrollment: 2,178
Transfer Out Rate: 14.50%
Loan Default Rate: $4.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-0.83%
Graduation Rate: 56.20%
Median Borrowing: 26,000.00%
Median Payment: 271.47%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.289185.78%

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA - 24013 (888) 985-8483
Campus: Roanoke, VA
Net Price: $22,022.00
Enrollment: 813
Transfer Out Rate: 53.70%
Loan Default Rate: $4.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.26%
Graduation Rate: 29.30%
Median Borrowing: 23,438.00%
Median Payment: 244.72%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.279185.58%

Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA - 22802-2462 (540) 432-4000
Campus: Harrisonburg, VA
Net Price: $21,512.00
Enrollment: 1,184
Loan Default Rate: $4.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.98%
Graduation Rate: 63.40%
Median Borrowing: 19,200.00%
Median Payment: 200.47%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.206184.12%

George Mason University

4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA - 22030-4444 (703) 993-1000
Campus: Fairfax, VA
Net Price: $16,155.00
Enrollment: 21,990
Transfer Out Rate: 20.80%
Loan Default Rate: $1.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $27.93%
Graduation Rate: 66.70%
Median Borrowing: 18,750.00%
Median Payment: 195.77%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.184183.68%

Shenandoah University

1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA - 22601-5195 (540) 665-4500
Campus: Winchester, VA
Net Price: $27,226.00
Enrollment: 2,150
Loan Default Rate: $7.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.39%
Graduation Rate: 45.50%
Median Borrowing: 24,250.00%
Median Payment: 253.20%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.123182.46%

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

1 College Avenue, Wise, VA - 24293-4400 (276) 328-0100
Campus: Wise, VA
Net Price: $10,914.00
Enrollment: 2,291
Loan Default Rate: $12.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $1.30%
Graduation Rate: 41.90%
Median Borrowing: 13,233.00%
Median Payment: 138.17%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.043180.86%

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Virginia

2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA - 22202-3843 (703) 416-7300
Campus: Arlington, VA
Net Price: $27,941.00
Enrollment: 364
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Median Borrowing: 23,500.00%
Median Payment: 245.37%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0105180.21%

Norfolk State University

700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA - 23504-8000 (757) 823-8600
Campus: Norfolk, VA
Net Price: $11,753.00
Enrollment: 6,021
Transfer Out Rate: 33.50%
Loan Default Rate: $20.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.99%
Graduation Rate: 36.80%
Median Borrowing: 23,125.00%
Median Payment: 241.45%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.8265176.53%

Stratford University

3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA - 22030 (703) 539-6890
Campus: Fairfax, VA
Net Price: $24,640.00
Enrollment: 2,279
Loan Default Rate: $13.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-1.08%
Graduation Rate: 8.20%
Median Borrowing: 12,667.00%
Median Payment: 132.26%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.6325172.65%

Longwood University

201 High St, Farmville, VA - 23909 (434) 395-2000
Campus: Farmville, VA
Net Price: $16,182.00
Enrollment: 4,497
Transfer Out Rate: 31.10%
Loan Default Rate: $3.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-3.77%
Graduation Rate: 63.40%
Median Borrowing: 24,592.00%
Median Payment: 256.77%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.6172.00%

South University?Richmond

2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, VA - 23060 (804) 727-6800
Campus: Glen Allen, VA
Net Price: $23,472.00
Enrollment: 637
Loan Default Rate: $23.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-17.57%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.4615169.23%

South University?Virginia Beach

301 Bendix Rd, Ste 100, Virginia Beach, VA - 23452 (757) 493-6900
Campus: Virginia Beach, VA
Net Price: $24,559.00
Enrollment: 685
Loan Default Rate: $23.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-17.42%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.3585167.17%

Hampton University

E Queen Street, Hampton, VA - 23668-0099 (757) 727-5000

Hampton University offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated LPN to BSN and RN to BSN, MS and PhD

Campus: Hampton, VA
Net Price: $21,191.00
Enrollment: 3,742
Transfer Out Rate: 27.70%
Loan Default Rate: $9.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $2.83%
Graduation Rate: 67.50%
Median Borrowing: 38,750.00%
Median Payment: 404.59%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Virginia

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A ECPI University N/A Virginia Beach, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN
N/A University of Virginia-Main Campus N/A Charlottesville, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN, ABA, APA, ASHA, ACPE - Pastoral, CCNE, CEPH, LCME, TEAC
N/A University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus N/A Reston, VA ABHES, APTA, JRCERT, ACEN, ABA, APA, ASHA, ACPE - Pastoral, CCNE, CEPH, LCME, TEAC

Virginia RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After completing an approved nursing program, the candidate will fill out an application online and register for the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website. There is a $200 fee that the candidate will pay to register. When the candidate will be able to schedule the exam only when he/she has received the authorization to test. Candidates who are unsuccessful in passing the exam will be able to retake it after filling out an application for re-examination and paying a $50 fee to the Virginia Board.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Virginia by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Canadian registered nurses are eligible for licensure by endorsement as long as the nursing education was completed in English and they passed the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination. Other internationally educated applicants will be required to take the CGFNS exam prior to the NCLEX. Foreign nursing candidates should call the Board as well as Puerto Rican nurses who have not taken the NCLEX exam.

Virginia LPN Jobs by City

Virginia RN Job Outlook

It is predicted that there will be a 12.6% growth in the population of Virginia by the year 2020. Health care delivery and resources may be stretched to the limit in Virginia with a large age growth in the state. In order to cope with the growing need for services, a majority of the health care workforce growth is anticipated to be in nursing. Now is a better time than ever to pursue higher education to help nurses be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities that may arise.

Virginia Registered Nursing Salaries

The Richmond metropolitan area has the highest number of registered nurses employed along with the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 1,020 $26.51 $54,090
Charlottesville, VA 2,890 $30.86 $63,590
Danville, VA 530 $26.71 $54,140
Harrisonburg, VA Estimate not released $25.82 $51,870
Lynchburg, VA 2,030 $27.02 $54,770
Richmond, VA 14,350 $30.66 $63,770
Roanoke, VA 4,150 $28.45 $58,670
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 13,650 $28.99 $60,540
Winchester, VA-WV 1,230 $25.12 $50,620
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,890 $24.50 $50,180
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,250 $26.33 $54,040
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 $25.64 $52,090
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,880 $29.66 $60,550
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data