Virginia Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Virginia

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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

Schools for Registered Nurses in Virginia are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Virginia

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Medical Career Institute

  • Programs: Nursing Education - Master, Nursing Leadership - Master, RN to BSN
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master
Fortis Institute
Norfolk, Richmond

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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  • Programs: Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate
Centura College

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

  • Programs: Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Degrees: Diploma

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online
  • Degrees: Master
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More Virginia Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave Weyers Cave Associate 4,084
Centura College - Richmond Richmond Associate 186
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge Associate 1,295
Danville Community College Danville Associate 4,016
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Masters & First Professional 1,234
George Mason University Fairfax Doctorate & First Professional 30,276
Germanna Community College Locust Grove Associate 5,899
Hampton University Hampton Doctorate & First Professional 5,658
James Madison University Harrisonburg Doctorate 17,918
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke Masters 971
John Tyler Community College Chester Associate 8,082
Josef's School of Hair Design Richmond Associate 12,557
Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown Associate 5,655
Lynchburg College Lynchburg Masters 2,490
Marymount University Arlington Doctorate 3,609
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap Associate 3,017
New River Community College Dublin Associate 4,586
Norfolk State University Norfolk Doctorate 6,155
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Associate 41,266
Old Dominion University Norfolk Doctorate 22,287
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville Associate 2,948
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin Associate 1,544
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville Associate 4,674
Radford University Radford Doctorate 9,122
Rappahannock Community College Glenns Associate 3,206
Shenandoah University Winchester Doctorate & First Professional 3,393
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta Associate 5,255
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands Associate 3,716
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise Bachelor 1,803
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton Associate 9,368
Tidewater Community College Norfolk Associate 25,857
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville Doctorate & First Professional 24,257
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Doctorate & First Professional 31,700
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon Associate 2,580
Virginia State University Petersburg Doctorate 4,720
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke Associate 8,653
Wytheville Community College Wytheville Associate 3,072
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