Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Virginiaskip to featured accredited online programs in Virginia
Featured Accredited Campus Programs
Featured Accredited Online Programsback to featured accredited campus programs back to featured accredited campus programs
Other Schools with MSN Programs in Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
1100 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
101 Elm Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24013
Virginia MSN Degree Prerequisites
Virginia nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Virginia, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Virginia and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Virginia RN to MSN programs
Those holding Virginia RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Virginia MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Virginia, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Virginia Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Virginia grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Virginia, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Virginia.
Virginia MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Virginia.