Sentara College of Health Sciences

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Sentara BSN Program prepares students for professions in entry level nursing. The SCHS is institutionally accredited by the national accreditor, Association of Independent Colleges and Schools and the BSN program is accredited by CCNE.

The traditional track is designed for non-licensed individuals offering 73 credit hours of a combination of academic courses and clinical and laboratory experience.

Clinical experiences are offered at various times at a range of healthcare facilities and premium clinical sites. Students are admitted in the BSN program once in an academic year.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply for the Licensure Examination administered by the State Board of Nursing.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants to the nursing program need to have completed 30 credits of general education and nursing pre-requisite requirements.
  • All general education pre-requisites need to be completed at an accredited college with a minimum of ‘C’ grade or higher (SCHS does not expire general education courses)
  • General education requiring to be evaluated need to be submitted ahead of time

The application deadline for entrance in the spring semester is the 15th of June.
Program specific requirements enacted by health care facilities and the licensing board including health exam, immunization series, drug screening, criminal background check apply.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Diploma Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 92.53%
Average number of students tested annually: 119
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
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 Sentara College of Health Sciences as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 67 92.5 87.83
2010 163 91.41 86.26
2009 126 93.67 87.33
2008 133 90.2 84.97
2007 97 92.8 82.16

Accelerated MSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Sentara College of Health Sciences
1441 Crossways Blvd- Suite 105
Chesapeake, VA 23320