Nursing Schools in Virginia

The state of Virginia is home to 119 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 60 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Virginia.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Virginia

Listed below are all nursing schools in Virginia. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 119 nursing schools in the state of Virginia. And according to our database 4 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Danville Community College
Location: Danville, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
100.0% 100.0%
1
1
Virginia State University
Location: Petersburg, VA
Programs offered: ADN
100.0%
1
Southside Virginia Community College
Location: Alberta, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
97.6% 96.3%
2
5
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: BSN Diploma RN to BSN
96.8%
3
Sentara College of Health Sciences
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN
96.4%
4
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools
Location: Colonial Heights, VA
Programs offered: ADN Diploma
96.3%
5
Radford University
Location: Radford, VA
Programs offered: BSN LPN Doctoral RN to BSN
95.9%
6
Longwood University
Location: Farmville, VA
Programs offered: BSN
94.9%
7
Centra College of Nursing
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Programs offered: Diploma LPN ADN
94.8%
8
Marymount University
Location: Arlington, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN ADN
93.7%
9
Rappahannock Community College
Location: Glenns, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.6% 93.0%
10
7
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
93.3% 91.7% 11 12
Liberty University
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN
93.3% 11
New River Community College
Location: Dublin, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
93.1% 81.8% 12 18
Virginia Western Community College
Location: Roanoke, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.5% 97.9% 13
3
John Tyler Community College
Location: Chester, VA
Programs offered: ADN
91.5% 14
Fortis College-Richmond
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
91.4% 91.9% 15 11
Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton
Location: Hampton, VA
Programs offered: ADN
91.4% 15
Lynchburg College
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters
91.1% 16
James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
90.7% 17
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
90.6% 18
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Location: Clifton Forge, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
90.3% 98.5% 19
2
Riverside College of Health Careers
Location: Newport News, VA
Programs offered: Diploma LPN
90.2% 20
Germanna Community College
Location: Locust Grove, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
89.6% 84.4% 21 17
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
89.5% 22
George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
89.4% 23
South University-Richmond
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
89.4% 23
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Location: Wise, VA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
89.4% 23
Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
89.0% 24
Tidewater Community College
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: ADN
88.9% 25
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Location: Roanoke, VA
Programs offered: BSN LPN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN ADN
88.6% 26
Thomas Nelson Community College
Location: Hampton, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.9% 27
Northern Virginia Community College
Location: Annandale, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
87.7% 78.2% 28 22
Lord Fairfax Community College
Location: Middletown, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.6% 97.4% 29
4
Eastern Mennonite University
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters LPN to BSN RN to BSN
87.6% 29
Norfolk State University
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN
86.8% 30
Patrick Henry Community College
Location: Martinsville, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.3% 88.0% 31 15
Shenandoah University
Location: Winchester, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
85.8% 32
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
85.2% 77.5% 33 23
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Virginia
Location: Arlington, VA
Programs offered: BSN
82.0% 34
Averett University
Location: Danville, VA
Programs offered: BSN
80.9% 35
Wytheville Community College
Location: Wytheville, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
80.6% 89.7% 36 14
Fortis College-Norfolk
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
79.3% 92.1% 37
10
Hampton University
Location: Hampton, VA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN LPN to BSN
78.1% 38
Paul D Camp Community College
Location: Franklin, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
77.9% 68.1% 39 25
Blue Ridge Community College
Location: Weyers Cave, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
77.5% 40
ECPI University
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
77.0% 80.2% 41 20
Stratford University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Programs offered: BSN
68.8% 42
South University-Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
68.7% 43
Global Health College
Location: Alexandria, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
61.4% 87.7% 44 16
Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Programs offered: LPN
100.0%
1
Eastern Shore Community College
Location: Melfa, VA
Programs offered: LPN
96.3%
5
Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing
Location: Henrico, VA
Programs offered: LPN
95.7%
6
Eastern Virginia Career College
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.7%
8
Mountain Empire Community College
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
92.6%
9
Skyline College-Roanoke
Location: Roanoke, VA
Programs offered: LPN
91.0% 13
Southwest Virginia Community College
Location: Richlands, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
81.7% 19
Centura College-Richmond Main
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: LPN
79.5% 21
Chester Career College
Location: CHESTER, VA
Programs offered: LPN
74.5% 24
Centura College-Norfolk
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: LPN
55.6% 26
Central School of Practical Nursing
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions
Location: Danville, VA
Programs offered:
Louise Obici Memorial Hospital
Location: Suffolk, VA
Programs offered:
Virginia Highlands Community College
Location: Abingdon, VA
Programs offered: ADN
Bluefield College
Location: Bluefield, VA
Programs offered: BSN
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond
Location: North Chesterfield, VA
Programs offered: ADN
University of Mary Washington
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Programs offered: BSN
ECPI University - Newport News
Location: Newport News, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
Location: Ashburn, VA
Programs offered: BSN
Northern Virginia Community College - Medical Education Campus
Location: Springfield, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
Stratford University - Woodbridge
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Programs offered: BSN
Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth Campus
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
Alexandria City Schools
Location: Alexandria, VA
Programs offered: LPN
ALMA School of Nursing and Allied Health
Location: Alexandria, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Amherst County Public Schools
Location: Amherst, VA
Programs offered: LPN
American International Institute of Health
Location: Arlington, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Asher Comprehensive Training Center
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Bedford County Public Schools
Location: Bedford, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Buchanan County Public Schools
Location: Grundy, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Dabney S Lancaster Community College, Rockbridge Regional Center
Location: Lexington, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Eastern View High School/Germanna Community College
Location: Culpeper, VA
Programs offered: LPN
ECPI University - Emerywood Campus
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Programs offered: LPN
ECPI University - Manassas Campus
Location: Manassas, VA
Programs offered: LPN
ECPI University - Richmond Campus
Location: Richmond, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
ECPI University - Virginia Beach Campus
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing
Location: Fairfax, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Fredericksburg Area Schools
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Gee's Career Institute
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Giles County Technology Center
Location: Pearisburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Lafayette School of Practical Nursing
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Lee County Career and Technical School
Location: Ben Hur, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing
Location: Leesburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Massanutten Technical Center
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Medical Learning Center
Location: Arlington, VA
Programs offered: LPN
National School of Nursing and Allied Health
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Programs offered: LPN
New Horizons Regional Education Center
Location: Hampton, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Page County Technical Center
Location: Luray, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Patrick Henry Community College, Franklin
Location: Rocky Mount, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Petersburg Public Schools
Location: Petersburg, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Portsmouth Public Schools
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Prince William County Schools
Location: Manassas, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Reed Educational Institute
Location: Norfolk, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Russell County Career & Technology Center
Location: Lebanon, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Smyth County Public Schools
Location: Marion, VA
Programs offered: LPN
South Central Area Health Education Center
Location: Hurt, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Southampton Memorial Hospital - Paul D. Cmp Community College
Location: Franklin, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Southside Virginia Community College - Christanna
Location: Alberta, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus
Location: Keysville, VA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Southside Virginia Community College - Farmville Campus
Location: Farmville, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Standard Health Care, Inc
Location: Falls Church, VA
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN
Star College
Location: Falls Church, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
Location: Tazewell, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Ultimate Health School
Location: Manassas, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Valley Vocational Technical Center
Location: Fishersville, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Virginia School of Nursing and Medical Institute
Location: Springfield, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Washington County Public Schools
Location: Abingdon, VA
Programs offered: LPN
Wise County Vocational Technical School
Location: Wise, VA
Programs offered: LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Centura College - Richmond Westend (Closed in 2013)
LPN
Everest College - McLean (Closed in 2015)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Salem (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Virginia's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Virginia's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average