The School of Nursing provides educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status or condition protected by applicable laws, provided that an individual’s qualifications meet the criteria established for admission to the School of Nursing. 

General Education Requirements

Graduate of an accredited high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate.

Successful completion of pre-requisite coursework with a "C" or better.

Completion of the following general education courses with a 2.0 or greater: 

  • English Composition I (3 credits)
  • College Math (3 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)

This is a total of 5 courses equaling 17 credits.

Co-Requisite Requirements

Successful completion of co-requisite coursework with a “C” or better.

Completion of the following general education courses with a 2.0 or greater:

  • Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits) must be completed prior to 3rd 8-week session
  • English Composition II (3 credits) must be completed prior to 7th 8-week session 

This is a total of 2 courses equaling 7 credits.

**Guaranteed Admission: Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an approved VA college (listed below), or with an Associate degree from Richard Bland College or any VA Community College and a 2.5 GPA with a "B" in the required prerequisite courses will have guaranteed admission based on space availability. 

Christopher Newport University, College of William and Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, John Tyler Community College, Longwood University, Mary Washington University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Randolph-Macon College, Reynolds Community College, Richard Bland College, Southside Virginia Community College, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Union University.


Additional Requirements

  • Applicants who are not a U.S. citizen by birth must provide immigration or citizenship documentation. The school does not participate in the SEVIS program.
  • Negative complete criminal history and child protective screens.
  • Negative drug screen.

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