BSN Programs in Virginia


There are just over a dozen different nursing schools in Virginia that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs – 13 to be exact. Virginia is an excellent state for education – many of the universities have been around for hundreds of years. There are large cities and rural communities, as well as specific online options, making Virginia an excellent place to earn your BSN.

Below are some featured online BSN or BS of healthcare programs, which you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button. These programs are currently accepting applicants and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Virginia.

List of BSN Programs in Virginia

Featured BSN programs accepting Virginia applicants
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Campus-based programs in Virginia

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 1100, Richmond, Virginia 23227, 804-627-5300, 866-238-7414
This school has a rich 200 year history starting in Paris with the Bon Secours sister who provided care for the sick and dying. The school is focussed purely on nursing and the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is a featured program. Admissions to the program is competitive and applicants are not guaranteed admission. Evaluation is on academic performance, application essay, references and pre-entrance exam which will determine entry. It is vitally important to do extremely well on the Math and Science courses to satisfy your assessors.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515, Toll Free: 888-556-8CCN (8226)

The traditional Bachelors in nursing program has two options; a regular schedule with summers off and a year round schedule where students do not take summer breaks. The regular schedule allows students to complete their program in the 4 year allotment but the year round schedule allows student to complete their studies in three years. Nursing scholarships are available such as Nightingale scholarships, Dean’s scholarship, Chief Steward scholarship, Navigate to Nursing scholarship program and the President scholarship.

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Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Road  Harrisonburg, VA 22802, United States, (540) 432-4000

Some of the prerequisite courses required for entry into this BS nursing degree are BIOCH152 -Human Bio-chemistry, CHEM102 – Math and Energy for those without the 2 year high school CHEM, BIO112 – Anat&Phys (1&2), BIO 202-microbiology. Students can purchase their books, nursing supplies, health and beauty products and other items from the campus bookstore. Housing is available in a Christian environment.

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George Mason University

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Phone: 703-993-1000 | TDD: 703-993-1002

This undergraduate BSc in nursing degree is opened to high school applicants and transfer students. Admissions requirement include minimum GPA of 3.00 in designated pre-nursing course work with a minimum grade of ‘C’. General education and elective courses may have no less than a 2.00 GPA. All nursing students must have a CPR’AED certificate and they must submit to the required drug tests, criminal background checks, show proof of health insurance and immunization.

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Hampton University

100 Cemetery Rd., Hampton, VA  23668, 757.727.5000

The school of nursing baccalaureate degree program was founded in 1891. Students in this traditional program can complete their degree in 4 or 3 years. The 3 year program is the same as the 4 year where students are admitted in the freshman class except that they study year round with no summer vacation. The National Student Nurses association, Virginia Tuition Assistance grant, General Assembly Nursing Scholarship and Scholarships and Loans for Nursing Education are some of the financial options available.

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James Madison University

800 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, (540) 568-6211

This school has a banking center on campus along with other services such as dining, a student success center, parking, student employment and more. Students should apply to the school first, complete 25 credit hours then send in their Bachelors of Nursing degree application. There is no waiting list so students who were not admitted must re-apply. The program’s admissions process is very competitive and approximately 120 students are admitted each year.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences

101 Elm Avenue Southeast  Roanoke, VA 24013, United States, (540) 985-8483

This school focuses only on health education and the BSN program is one of them. Students in this nursing program have the opportunity to join the Tau Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. There is a fitness center, counseling, wellness services, clubs and organizations. Financial aid includes VTAG, CSAP, HEAP, Pell grants, SEOG, Federal work study, scholarships and more.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA  United States, (434) 582-2000

This is a Christian university where their programs are based on Christian values. Worship and bible services are held on campus so Christian students can keep their faith strong and nourished. There are recreational activities such as club sports, homecoming, bonfire, block parties and marathons. Some career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree are Critical Care, Oncology, Orthopedics, Emergency Department, Obstetrics, Home Health Care, Missionary Nursing.

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Longwood University

201 High Street  Farmville, VA 23909, United States, (434) 395-2000

The tuition for non state residents ia almost double that of in-state residents. The tuition per semester includes 15 credit hours, room and board, and a 14 meal per week plan. Students have access to a bookstore, career center, counseling center, health and wellness center. the BSc in Nursing degree offers institutional scholarships and loans, Campus RN scholarships, Federal scholarships (such as the Virginia League of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing and more), and federal loans.

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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA  United States, (434) 544-8100

This BS Nursing degree requires applicants to complete CHEM 127 with a minimum grade ‘C’ or to complete PSYC 241, MATH 222 and HP 270, BIO 222/22L and BIO 223/223L. Only 45 freshmen are admitted to the class and 10 second degree students. For employment after you graduate join the Nursing Career Network where you can apply for both full time or part time positions. There are nurses organizations on campus.

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Marymount University

2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207, (703) 522-5600

A Catholic university founded in 1950 has approximately 3600 students from around the US and other countries. There are many activities, organizations, clubs and athletic programs in which to keep students active and involved. The nursing bachelors degree program reported a 100% NCLEX-RN success rate in the first quarter of this year. Students transferring into the program will complete it depending on how many credits they already have, however the typical completion time is 4 years.

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Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508  United States, (757) 683-3000

Several types of financial aid are available such as merit based scholarships, endowed scholarships, need based scholarships, federal grants, loans and work study programs.Available to students; housing, dining services, women’s center, career management center. For admissions into the BSN degree program students must complete CHEM 101N, BIOL 250-251, ENGL 110C and SOC 201S with a grade no lower than ‘C’.

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Radford University

801 East Main St., Radford, Virginia 24142, 540-831-5000

The Bachelors of Science degree in nursing requires 2 applications; one to the university and the other to the nursing program. A nursing entrance exam may be required before admission. The financial aid offices offers scholarships and loans to students who qualify. Some resources available to students include laundry rooms, post office, parking, telephone services, printing and vending services.

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Radford University (Roanoke)

108 North Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Virginia 24016

This Bachelor’s degree in nursing equips each students in the liberal arts, basic and applied sciences, behavioral and social sciences. There are many nursing scholarships available for this program such as SGNA RN education, American Legion Auxiliary, DAR occupational nursing scholarship and many other scholarships and financial aid options. This school was approved for nursing programs in 1966 and admitted their first batch 1969.

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Sentara College of Health Sciences

Suite 105, 1441 Crossways Blvd. , Chesapeake, Va. 23320 . Tel: (757) 388-2900

This school is dedicated to training individuals to take up posts in the health sector. They have many health care programs including the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program along with the regular admissions route offers early admissions to high school seniors. so long as they meet the early requirement criteria their spot in the program will be reserved. Students with a bachelors degree in another major may also apply into the program.

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Shenandoah University

1460 University Drive  Winchester, VA 22601, United States, (540) 665-4500

A vibrant student life exists on campus to keep students active and entertained. Students can also participate in athletics or any of the clubs or organizations found on campus. The department of safety and security ensures the physical and psychological well-being everyone on campus by utilizing crime prevention methods and providing a safe environment. The nursing bachelors of science degree program also accepts students who have already completed general education courses or have a bachelor degree in another major.

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Stratford University

11104 West Broad Street  Glen Allen, VA 23060, United States, (804) 290-4231

The bachelors of science nursing program requires students to complete 180 credits in order to graduate. Students can complete some of their courses online if they so desire. There are currently two housing options; (1) independent housing where students find their own housing and live off campus and (2) CHS housing where the university partners with Collegiate Housing Services to offer dormitory style housing near the campus. It’s a great idea to link with the carerr services department to secure a job after you graduate.

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University of Virginia

202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-3388

Students applying for admissions into the BS nursing program can tune in to the online chat sessions for extra information. Students are advised to check the offices of financial services for scholarships, loans, grants, work study programs and any other program that may exist. All students in the nursing program are required to take Anat&Phys, growth and development, pharmacology and nursing practice during their program.

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University of Virginia’s College at Wise

One College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-0102

Prospective students can arrange a campus tour and meet with current students and professors. High school seniors can apply for early admissions which allows them to take advantage of scholarships, special registration sessions and a broader selection of residence hall options. Students in the BSN degree program  can take advantage of the American Association of College of Nursing which offers scholarships. There is also the After College website which is the leading online resource for finding nursing jobs.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

1101 E Marshall St # 1-042  Richmond, VA 23298, United States, (804) 827-0152

Athletics, dining, housing, parking, recreational sports and other student activities are all available here. A medical center is right there on campus fully equipped  with physicians and nurses who provide optimal patient care. Virginia medical scholarships, departmental scholarships, Pell grants, VGAP, Commonwealth awards, VCU scholarship are just some of the financial options offered to students undertaking the Baccalaureate degree in nursing at this school.

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★ Featured Online Nursing Programs

You might also be interested in one of the following featured nursing programs that are currently accepting students and have online or hybrid nursing programs. You can get in touch with these featured programs directly to get your questions answered. Be sure to check with each program on specific prerequisites for their program!

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