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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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  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's
  • Practical Nursing - Diploma

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Henrico
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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • MSN - Informatics (Online)
  • MSN – Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • RN to MSN - Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • Began in 1909 as a single classroom in Los Angeles.
  • Offers no-cost dental clinic in Anaheim, where students gain experience by offering a selection of free dental services.
  • Involved in philanthropy, through partnerships with several organizations, such as the California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare (CINHC) and Shriner’s Hospital.
  • Accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.
  • Has 4 California campuses and 2 other campuses in Florida and Texas.
Programs
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
  • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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Norfolk
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  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing

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Norfolk
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  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Programs
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Virginia Registered Nursing Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

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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