Radford University

School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

The Radford University Nursing program offers a foundational education in liberal arts, behavioral sciences, basic and applied sciences and social sciences in addition to academic and practical nursing courses culminating in the BSN degree.

The program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and has full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become licensed Registered Nurses.

Admission Requirements:

Students who enroll in Radford University as full time freshmen with a declared pre-nursing major officially enter the nursing program with a priority admission after completing a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Students transferring into the nursing from another college or university need to have a 2.8 cumulative grade point average with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade in all prerequisite courses.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Physical examination (including all health records and immunization series)
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal background check
  • Urine drug screening

Deadline for admission to the nursing program is the 15th of November for admission in the fall semester and the 1st of August for admission in the spring.

The nursing program is an academically demanding program and the school encourages students not to work more than 10 hours a week.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.9%
Average number of students tested annually: 100
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Radford University as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 98 91.84 74.97
2011 101 82.1 87.83
2010 99 74.75 86.26
2009 83 91.57 87.33
2008 110 89.1 84.97
2007 87 85.1 82.16

LPN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 89.74%
Average number of students tested annually: 13
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Radford University as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 13 84.62 74.97
2011 13 84.6 87.83
2010 13 100 86.26
2009 16 100 87.33
2008 11 100 84.97

Doctoral Program

Program accreditations: CCNE

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Radford University
801 East Main Street
Radford, VA 24141