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Registered nurses, also called RNs, provide patient care by administering medications, monitoring the health of patients and providing assistance during recovery. They also educate patients and their family members on medical conditions and home care treatments. RNs can be found in a variety of work settings. Registered nurses who work in hospitals tend to work nights, weekends and holidays as patients require 24-hour care, while RNs who work in offices, schools or for the government usually work regular business hours.

Registered Nursing Schools in Virginia

To become an RN, you can either get a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a diploma from one of the many Virginia RN schools. If you already have a bachelor's degree in another field, you can enroll in an accelerated BSN program to become a registered nurse. Registered nursing programs provide both classroom education as well as hands-on clinical experience. As a registered nurse, you'll take courses in anatomy, chemistry, psychology, mental health and health management. Registered nursing schools in Virginia offer both online and traditional classroom education. Registered nursing students must graduate from an approved nursing program as well as pass a national licensing exam called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Depending on your state, other requirements may be necessary. RN schools in Virginia can give you the tools you need to become a successful registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Virginia

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than the average--22 percent, or 581,500 new jobs, between 2008 and 2018. With more than two million jobs in 2008, registered nurses were the largest healthcare occupation. There are 60,230 RNs in Virginia. To take advantage of this promising career, enroll in one of the Virginia RN schools below. BLS states that in May 2009, RNs in Virginia made an annual median salary of $61,210. Registered nurses in Virginia tend to be concentrated in Richmond, Roanoke and Lynchburg where jobs opportunities are more common.

To locate a Virginia RN school near you, check out the list below.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Charlottesville, Winchester and Lynchburg
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Danville, Virginia Beach and Harrisonburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Richmond, Virginia Beach and Roanoke

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Danville, Charlottesville and Richmond

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Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Weyers Cave
Associate
4,084
Richmond
Associate
186
Clifton Forge
Associate
1,295
Danville
Associate
4,016
Harrisonburg
Masters & First Professional
1,234
Fairfax
Doctorate & First Professional
30,276
Locust Grove
Associate
5,899
Hampton
Doctorate & First Professional
5,658
Harrisonburg
Doctorate
17,918
Roanoke
Masters
971
Chester
Associate
8,082
Richmond
Associate
12,557
Middletown
Associate
5,655
Lynchburg
Masters
2,490
Arlington
Doctorate
3,609
Big Stone Gap
Associate
3,017
Dublin
Associate
4,586
Norfolk
Doctorate
6,155
Annandale
Associate
41,266
Norfolk
Doctorate
22,287
Martinsville
Associate
2,948
Franklin
Associate
1,544
Charlottesville
Associate
4,674
Radford
Doctorate
9,122
Glenns
Associate
3,206
Winchester
Doctorate & First Professional
3,393
Alberta
Associate
5,255
Richlands
Associate
3,716
Wise
Bachelor
1,803
Hampton
Associate
9,368
Norfolk
Associate
25,857
Charlottesville
Doctorate & First Professional
24,257
Richmond
Doctorate & First Professional
31,700
Abingdon
Associate
2,580
Petersburg
Doctorate
4,720
Roanoke
Associate
8,653
Wytheville
Associate
3,072

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