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Virginia RN Programs

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.

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Virginia

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, 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 discussion forums 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.

Virginia RN Resources on

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

Other VA Schools with RN Programs

Blue Ridge Community College
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
8550 Magellan Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23227
Career Training Solutions
100 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
Danville Regional Medical Center
142 South Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Germanna Community College
2130 Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
Hampton University
100 E. Queen St.
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Hampton University School of Nursing of Virginia Beach
253 Town Center Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228
James Madison University
800 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
101 Elm Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24013
John Tyler Community College
800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, Virginia 23114
Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, Virginia 22645
Lord Fairfax Community College
6480 College St.
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Lynchburg General Hospital
1901 Tate Springs Rd.
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Medical Careers Institute
5501 Greenwich Rd # 100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Medical Careers Institute
1001 Omni Boulevard #200
Newport News, Virginia 23606
New River Community College
1127 Dublin
Dublin, Virginia 24084
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
Northern Virginia Community College
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22150
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Paul D. Camp Community College
100 North College Drive
Franklin, Virginia 23851
Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Radford University
801 East Main St.
Radford, Virginia 24142