B.S. in Nursing

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VCU named among the most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report (VCU News, 9/18/23)

U.S. News & World Report ranks our program in the top 5% nationwide.

Your B.S. degree will integrate classroom study with clinical practice. You’ll learn from the best—a diverse faculty with wide-ranging interests and scholarship. Our curriculum includes an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice, meaning that you will learn alongside and collaborate with students in other health science programs and disciplines from across VCU’s academic health sciences campus.

All graduates of our undergraduate program earn a B.S. in nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN).

Three Ways to Earn Your B.S.

Traditional B.S. in Nursing

The traditional B.S. prepares graduates for general practice in acute care, community-based and other settings with diverse populations.

Degree details, application information and financial information for the traditional B.S. in nursing program

A VCU nursing student

Accelerated B.S. in Nursing

The accelerated B.S. prepares graduates for general practice in acute care, community-based and other settings with diverse populations. This program is an option for those who have a non-nursing bachelor’s or higher degree.

Degree details, application information and financial information for the accelerated B.S. in nursing program

A VCU Nursing student

R.N. to B.S. in Nursing

The R.N. to B.S. program prepares graduates for general practice in acute care, community-based and other settings with diverse populations. This program is an option for licensed registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree from a college or university with institutional accreditation.

Degree details, application information and financial information for the R.N. to B.S. in nursing program

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