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  • University of Lynchburg School of Nursing

    The University of Lynchburg School of Nursing offers accredited Traditional BSN, Second Degree BSN, and MSN-Clinical Nurse Leader academic programs.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 97
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Lynchburg, Virginia
    • Programs BSN, MSN, Entry-Level BSN, CNL, Accelerated BSN
    • Website URL Visit Website

    The University of Lynchburg is a private, non-profit institution that is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), founded in 1903. 


    Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Second-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Nursing Major Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    The University of Lynchburg requires all freshman and transfer students to take the TEAS.  The student must obtain an overall score of 60% or higher with at least 50% in the four major sub-sections: Reading, Science, Math, and English. Students seeking a second degree are not required to take the TEAS exam.

    Additional Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. Complete CHEM 127, MATH 222, HP 270, and PSHC 241 with a minimum grade of 'C' or higher
    2. Minimum overall 3.0 GPA at the end of the spring semester of the freshman year
    3. Minimum 3.0 GPA in a prerequisite course by the end of the spring term
    4. TEAS exam must be completed in the spring semester of freshman year
    5. CPR
    6. Criminal history background check
    7. Drug screen

    Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    The University of Lynchburg Nursing program adheres to The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Courses throughout the program are a combination of liberal arts and sciences.

    Individual teacher and student encounters utilize technology to provide both individual and group learning experiences.  Students have opportunities to apply learned theory and research to effectively function, with diverse populations, in a variety of nursing roles.

    This broad range of study options helps to prepare students to go forward and practice nursing from a scientific, holistic, and caring foundation.

    Second-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    This is an accelerated nursing program for individuals who currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study other than nursing. It allows students to earn a BSN in less time then the Traditional BSN track. The program begins each year during the first summer session in May.


    Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) (online)

    The University of Lynchburg School of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program that specializes in developing Clinical Nurse Leaders who can go forth and effect change within the healthcare system.

    MSN Program Highlights

    • 37 credit-hour cohort programs
    • Program can be completed in 18 months
    • Provides clinical experiences in healthcare settings

    Requirements for Candidates (not all inclusive)

    • Complete the application through Nursing CAS
    • Submit all official transcripts to Nursing CAS
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse License in the United States
    • Successfully completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Health Assessment with a grade of 'C' or higher
    • Current CPR certification and health records
    • Meet the Essential Functions of Nursing

    Rankings and Recognitions

    US News and World Report (2019)

    • #32 (tie) in Regional Universities South
    • #22 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #26 in Best Value Schools

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best Christian Colleges in America #97 of 356
    • Best Small Colleges in America #233 of 997
    • Top Private Universities in America #334 of 975
    • Most Conservative Colleges in America #421 of 725
    • Best Colleges in America #538 of 1,647
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #549 of 1,591
    • Best College Campuses in America #559 of 1,408
    • Best Value Colleges in America #566 of 1,590
    • Best College Dorms in America #614 of 1,370
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #696 of 1,542
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #853 of 1,592
    • Best Christian Colleges in Virginia #4 of 15
    • Best Small Colleges in Virginia #8 of 24
    • Top Private Universities in Virginia #9 of 26
    • Most Conservative Colleges in Virginia #13 of 17
    • Best College Campuses in Virginia #16 of 38
    • Best Value Colleges in Virginia #17 of 42
    • Best Colleges in Virginia #18 of 41
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in Virginia #18 of 41
    • Best College Dorms in Virginia #20 of 38
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Virginia #22 of 41

    The Princeton Review (2018-2019)

    • The Best 384 Colleges
    • Best Southeastern

    College Factual (2018)

    • #23 Best Colleges for the Money in Virginia
    • #375 Overall Best Colleges for the Money nationally

    The University of Lynchburg is one of only 40 institutions featured in the book, Colleges that Change Lives.

    The University of Lynchburg is profiled in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development.

    Approval and Accreditation

    The University of Lynchburg Nursing programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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