Virginia RN Programs

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Virginia RN Programs

For those who are interested in becoming a registered nurse, Virginia offers an array of RN programs. Virginia RN programs offer degrees ranging from 2 to 4 years, depending on the level of education one is interested in achieving.

Though some sectors were devastated when the economy went into recession, there is still demand in the healthcare industry. Despite economic forces, people still need medical care. Enrolling in RN programs in Virginia gives one the chance to make a difference in his or her career and offers job security.

Becoming an RN in Virginia

In order to become an RN in Virginia, one must first complete an approved nursing program. The state requires a minimum of 500 contact hours of direct supervised patient care. All licensing services are online.

Virginia is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. An RN registered in one compact state can obtain multi-state privilege to practice in another compact state without being licensed there. An RN who resides in a compact state must be licensed in his or her primary state of residence.

Those who are recent graduates or who have not yet been licensed as an RN can become licensed by examination. The licensing examination used is the NCLEX-RN.

An individual who has been licensed in another state and either passed the NCLEX or is scheduled to take it may become licensed by endorsement if Virginia is his or her primary state of residence. He or she must obtain license verification in order to do so.

Renewing an RN License

RN licenses are valid for 2 years. Renewal dates depend on the applicant's birth date.

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The Best RN Schools in Virginia

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Virginia residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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3352 nursing students recently graduated from Virginia nursing schools.

Virginia Board of Nursing
6603 West Broad Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Phone: (804)662-9909
Fax: (804) 662-9512

Virginia Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Virginia

Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Program
100 VHCC Drive Abingdon
Abingdon, VA 24210
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821
Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 800782
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23507
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Danville Community College - AAS Program
2000 East Main Street
Danville, VA 61832
Danville Regional Medical Center
142 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
New River Community College
1127 Dublin
Dublin, VA 24084
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Paul D Camp Community College
100 North College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Career Training Solutions
100 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Rappahannock Community College
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Hampton University
100 E. Queen St.
Hampton, VA 23668
Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
James Madison University
800 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Southside Virginia Community College
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA 23947
Germanna Community College
2130 Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Lynchburg General Hospital Nursing
1901 Tate Springs Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
John Tyler Community College
800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114
Medical Careers Institute
1001 Omni Boulevard #200
Newport News, VA 23606
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529
Southside Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Park Blvd.
Petersburg, VA 23805
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Dr.
Petersburg, VA 23806
Tidewater Community College
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Radford University
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24142
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
8550 Magellan Parkway
Richmond, VA 23227
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Virginia Commonwealth University
1100 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
101 Elm Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24013
Virginia Western Community College
P.O. Box 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038
Northern Virginia Community College
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
Hampton University School of Nursing of Virginia Beach
253 Town Center Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Medical Careers Institute
5501 Greenwich Rd # 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus
6480 College St.
Warrenton, VA 20187
Rappahannock Community College
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Blue Ridge Community College
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Thomas Nelson Community College - Historic Triangle
4601 Opportunity Way
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
The University of Virginias College at Wise
One College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
Wytheville Community College
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

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