Accelerated BSN Programs in Virginia


Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern Mennonite University is a private institution located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was founded in 1917 by members of the Mennonite Church to provide higher education to young Mennonites. Today Eastern Mennonite continues to embrace its core Christian values. It now offers over 45 majors and enrolls over 1,500 students.

The nursing program offers a 2nd Degree Program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after 4 semesters of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February for fall entry and June for spring entry.

Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802,
540-432-4000

George Mason University

George Mason University
School of Nursing, 4400 University Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22030,
703-993-1901

George Mason University is a public university located on a 622-acre campus in Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles west of Washington, DC. Founded in 1952, it was once a part of the University of Virginia until 1972 when it became an independent institution. It is now organized into 13 schools and enrolls over 30,000 students. The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health and Human Services. It offers a 12-month Accelerated Second Degree Pathway for students holding a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must also have completed the 7 prerequisite classes. All of the prerequisites must be completed by the end of George Mason’s spring term. The application deadline is in January for fall entry.

Hampton University

Hampton University
100 E. Queen St., Hampton, VA 23668,
757-727-5000

Hampton University is a private, historically black and native American university located in Hampton, Virginia, with a second campus in Virginia Beach. Founded in 1868, it was originally called Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. Hampton is now organized into 6 colleges and schools, and enrolls over 5,400 graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Nursing was founded in 1891 and now holds classes at both the Hampton and the Virginia Beach campuses. The School of Nursing also offers distance education. The Accelerated BSN program is offered at the Virginia Beach campus. This 2nd degree accelerated program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 2 1/2 years of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this ABSN (Accelerated BSN) degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in October.


Liberty
University

Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24502,
434-582-2000

Liberty University is a private, Christian university located on a 6,189-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was founded in 1972 by Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and continues to promote both the intellectual and spiritual growth of its students. Today Liberty University offers over 225 academic programs and has an extensive online learning curriculum. The Department of Nursing at Liberty University is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The ABSN (Accelerated BSN) degree program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 3 terms of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February.

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501,
434-544-8100

Lynchburg College is a private, Christian institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1902 by Dr. Josephus Hopwood, it was originally called Virginia Christian College. It now offers over 50 academic programs and enrolls over 2,500 students. The Nursing Program at Lynchburg College offers two options for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including an accelerated option. The Accelerated 2nd Degree program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 2 years of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 6 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in April for the summer term.

Marymount University

Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207,
703-522-5600

Marymount University is a private, Catholic university located in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, it was originally called Marymount College, a two-year women’s school. Today it is home to 4 academic schools and enrolls over 3,500 students. The nursing program at Marymount University is part of the Malek School of Health Professions. The Accelerated BSN program is designed for students who have earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing. It allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in four semesters for full-time attendance. Clinical experiences take place in world-class healthcare facilities such as: Bethesda Naval Medical Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University Hospital, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. To qualify for this BSN accelerated degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the following 6 prerequisite classes: Principles of Sociology, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab, Microbiology with lab, Chemistry, and Statistics. The application deadline is in September for First Review, October for Second Review and if space is available, in November for Third Review.

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504,
757-823-8600

Norfolk State University is a public, historically black university located on a 134-acre campus in Norfolk, Virginia. It is home to 8 academic divisions and enrolls over 7,000 students. The Department of Nursing and Allied Health is part of the College of Engineering, Science & Technology. It has offered nursing programs for more than 50 years. The Second Degree program is a highly competitive track designed for college graduates with degrees in fields other than nursing. This BSN second degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after 2 years of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in December for May admission and in August for January admission.

Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23529,
757-683-3000

Old Dominion University is a public university located in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1930, it was originally the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. It became independent in 1962 and in 1969 gained university status. Today Old Dominion University is organized into 6 colleges and schools and enrolls over 24,000 students. The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University. It offers two tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree: pre-licensure and post-licensure. The Pre-licensure Track with the Accelerated Schedule is designed for students who have a non-nursing bachelors degree and who now would like to pursue a career in professional nursing. This BSN accelerated nursing programs allows students to earn a BSN degree after 2 years of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must also have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February.

Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601,
540-665-4500

Shenandoah University is a private institution located in Winchester, Virginia, with a second campus in Ashburn. Founded in 1875 by Dr. Abraham Funkhouser and Professor Jay Fries, it was originally called Shenandoah Seminary. The school attained university status in 1991 and changed its name to Shenandoah University. Today it is organized into 6 colleges and schools, and enrolls over 1,700 students. The Division of Nursing is based in the School of Health Professions. It offers three tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Accelerated Second Degree Track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 15 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN accelerated nursing program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 12 prerequisite classes. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University
1100 East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23298,
804-828-07245171

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public institution located in Richmond, Virginia. It was established in 1838 with the founding of Medical College of Virginia. VCU is now a liberal arts school that offers 222 degree and certification programs. The School of Nursing traces its roots to 1893 with the nursing diploma program at the Virginia Hospital Training School. It became a four-year program in 1953. Today the School of Nursing offers three options for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Accelerated BS program allows qualified students to earn the BSN after 5 semesters of intense classroom study and clinical work. The clinicals take place at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center as well as other nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. To qualify for this second degree BSN program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 5 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in November for summer entry.

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