Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Richmond, VA 23227

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is one of the 37 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Virginia. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Richmond. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 100% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

The Bon Secours BSN program offers a curriculum that consists of 68 nursing credits and 56 general education credits totaling 124 credits culminating in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The curriculum is designed to offer progressive coursework in a sequential manner with all pre-requisite courses needing to be completed in the designated order before a student can progress.

The program offers entrance in the traditional track for students with the no nursing background seeking to become a Registered Nurse. The second track offers Registered Nurses wishing to complete their BSN qualifications in an online program (RN to BSN).

Applications are accepted to the program for enrollment in the fall and spring semesters. Application deadline for the fall semester is on the 15th of March while the deadline for admission in spring is the 31st of August for the traditional track.

Applications deadline for the RN to BSN Online Program is the 30th of April for Fall admission and the 30th of September for spring admission.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants to the traditional track are required to establish academic records including proof of completing high school (or equivalent) and all official transcripts, as well as college placement an program entrance examinations.
  • Applicants to the RN-BSN program are required to submit proof of prior course work and RN license


Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) is awarded by BSN and RN to BSN degree completion program of five years by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is designed for a working nurse the flexibly to achieve Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100% online. There are no class meetings and all work is completed online, allowing you to maintain your work schedule and personal time.

General admission requirements is to have an overall average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the required general education coursework and a grade of “C” or better in each of these courses. The program consists of a total of 124 credits

Technical Requirements

  • Laptop with wireless capability
  • High-speed Internet
  • 1.2 GHz or faster processor
  • Windows XP or Vista Home Premium
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (preferred)
  • Windows Media Player 6.0 or higher
  • 1 GB or larger RAM
  • 2 GB hard drive
  • Sound card/speakers
  • Web cam (may be built in)
  • Headset with microphone
  • CD/DVD drive
  • Antivirus software
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • 1 GB USB memory jump drive
  • JAVA 6

Timeline for completion is generally, students spend two to three times the number of hours in studying and completing assignments as the credit hours per week of your course (e.g., plan to devote six to nine hours weekly on every 3-credit course.

Upon successfully completing the program candidates are awarded with the certificate and the degree.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 149
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
12/01/2009 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
06/01/1969 - 04/26/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current


No Info Available

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$513/credit
In State Students$513/credit
Out of State Students$513/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $23,085 $23,085 $23,085
ADN 70 $35,910 $35,910 $35,910
BSN 125 $64,125 $64,125 $64,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
8550 Magellan Parkway Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23227

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