Nursing programs in Virginia???

  1. My little sister (she just turned 21) lives in Va. and has recently expressed a strong interest in becoming a RN. Not living in Va I have no info about what schools and hospitals offer a program. She would like to get her diploma and then pursue the BSN down the road - ideally, have her future employer pay for it.
    I was wondering if anyone out there could give me any info on any programs or any resources. I've already looked at the school link here at allnurses.com.
    There were only 3 listed.
    I appreciate any and all info.
    Thanks a bunch!!!!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   AmandaRN
    Where in Virginia does your sister live?
  4. by   KeniRN
    I'm sorry it took so long for me to reply. I had to find out where in Va she lives. She used to live in Richmond. Now she lives in Aylett.
  5. by   np2b
    UVA (Charlottesville) has a BSN program. Also, Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale Campus) has an associate's degree program. I'm sure that there are others.
  6. by   llg
    The web site of the state board of nursing has a complete list.

    That website is:

    http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/default.htm

    llg
  7. by   dysart4
    James Madison University, Shenandaoh University are a few more schools to mention in the Shenandaoh Valley. Also there is a telenet program at the Lord Fairfax communjity college in conjunction with Old Dominion University.
    Hope this is a help
  8. by   imenid37
    Hey my brother-in-law's family is from Aylett! I understand it's a pretty small place. I think Bon Secours Hampton Roads still has a hospital diploma program. Good luck to her! Here's a link: http://www.bonsecours.com/careers-ed...sion051014.htm
    Last edit by imenid37 on Nov 3, '05
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    There's also a sticky on this on VA Forum
  10. by   onconurseRT
    Please advise your sister that when she is scouting the potential hospitals in the area that she finds one that will support her in her education (ie pay for it or some of it) and has a GOOD new graduate program that includes classes, lectures and a good preceptorship. There are hospitals in this state that are not "new grad" friendly or that even support their nurses in advancing their education once they work. I am talking from experience in that I had several years of my education completely paid for and an Excellant new grad opportunity, but that was in California. Then I moved to VA (Another topic ALL together). My advice is for her to shop around because it DOES matter!

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