Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sentara College of Health Sciences is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Chesapeake, Virginia. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 8141 and 5994 students were accepted.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio5:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Diploma Closed in 2011
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. BSN

    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.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 131

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Sentara College of Health Sciences

Hampton University
17.47 miles away
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
88.83 miles away
Barton College
117.57 miles away
University of Mount Olive
148.95 miles away
George Washington University
152.92 miles away
Howard University
153.95 miles away
Georgetown University
154 miles away
Trinity Washington University
154.16 miles away
Catholic University of America
154.64 miles away
Marymount University
154.7 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
04/01/2009 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
12/01/1964 - 06/09/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current


No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $343.00 $343.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Sentara College of Health Sciences
1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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