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Traditional B.S. in Nursing
Three-year full-time, in-person program
The traditional B.S. prepares graduates for general practice in acute care, community-based and other settings with diverse populations. Graduates earn a B.S. in nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN).
- Ranked #31 in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, placing it in the top 5% of all undergraduate nursing programs nationwide
- A premier health science campus anchored by VCU Health, an academic medical center with Magnet status
In the traditional B.S. in nursing program, you will learn clinical reasoning, physical assessment and technical skills to care for individuals of all ages and their families with hands-on experience in a variety of settings, including community health centers, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers and hospitals.
The links below (except for Clinical Learning) are to entries in VCU Bulletin, the go-to source for all VCU degree information.
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- Complete the NursingCAS application ($60 fee) and the VCU supplemental information application ($70 fee)
- Submit the following materials with your application through NursingCAS, including:
- Official transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- One academic reference (e.g., an academic advisor or faculty member)
- One professional reference (e.g., a supervisor or leader in your organization)
- Personal statement
- Proof of English proficiency (if applicable): Visit VCU's Undergraduate International Applicants page and see heading 'Application materials --> Proof of English proficiency'
We're here to help! Contact us at VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu with your admissions questions.
Review the functional and technical standards required for participation in the academic programs of the School of Nursing.
Prospective students with a conviction showing on their criminal history record may not be eligible to participate in clinical experiences at selected sites. This may impact the student’s ability to successfully complete program requirements. Applicants with a criminal history record are advised to review eligibility and licensure requirements for states in which they may seek employment (see Virginia eligibility requirements).
Use the following links to understand what your attendance costs will be and how aid and scholarships can help make your degree affordable.