Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sentara College of Health Sciences 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 Chesapeake. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 20 167
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.5%

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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

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$350/credit
In State Students$350/credit
Out of State Students$350/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 $15,750 $15,750 $15,750
ADN 70 $24,500 $24,500 $24,500
BSN 125 $43,750 $43,750 $43,750
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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Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

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Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

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Data source: (2017-2018 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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