Radford University

School of Nursing

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

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
What is this?
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX Passrate History

Annual NCLEX 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 35 88.6 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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1928 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2004 - 08/08/2013

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Admissions

81%

Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$14,084

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,720
30k to 48k$13,537
48k to 75k$16,334
75k to 110k$20,729
Over 110k$21,349
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Financial Aid & Loan

47%

Recipients

$8,025

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

31%

Recipients

$4,333

Average Amount

Pell grants

63%

Recipients

$6,520

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

8,453

Undergrads

948

Graduates

5,528

Women

3,873

Men

92%

Full-time

8%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
71%
Black/African American
14%
Hispanic
7%
Two or more races
5%
Asian
1%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Radford University
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24142
(540) 831-5000
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