Nursing Schools - Virginia 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Virginia

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Virginia?


Did I mention Virginia is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!



        CITY                NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION         PROGRAMS

Abingdon Virginia Appalachian Tricollege ADN
Abingdon Washington County Public Schools LPN
Alberta Southside Virginia Community College - Christanna Campus LPN, ADN
Alexandria Global Health Nurse Training Services LPN, ADN
Alexandria St. Michael College of Allied Health ADN
Alexandria Alexandria City Schools-Alexandria Hospital LPN
Arlington Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN, RN to BSN
Arlington Marymount University BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP
Arlington Medical Learning Center LPN
Ashburn The George Washington University BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP, PMC
Bailey's Crossroads  Ultimate Health School LPN
Bedford Bedford County Public Schools/Memorial Hospital LPN
Ben Hur Lee County Career and Technical School LPN
Big Stone Gap Mountain Empire Community College LPN
Charlottesville Piedmont Virginia Community College LPN, ADN
Charlottesville University of Virginia BSN, RN to BSN, DE-MSN, MSN, DNP, PMC
Chase City Southside Virginia Community College - Chase City LPN
Chesapeake Sentara College of Health Sciences RN DIPLOMA, BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN
Chesapeake Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology LPN
Chester John Tyler Community College ADN
Chesterfield Chesterfield County Public Schools LPN
Clifton Forge Dabney S. Lancaster Community College LPN, ADN
Culpeper Eastern View High School/Germanna Community College LPN
Danville Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions RN DIPLOMA
Danville Danville Community College LPN, ADN
Dublin New River Community College LPN, ADN
Fairfax George Mason University BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, PhD, PMC, PMC-FORENSICS
Fairfax Star Institute LPN
Falls Church Stratford University BSN
Falls Church Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing LPN
Falls Church Standard Health Care, Inc LPN
Falls Church Ultimate Health School LPN
Farmville Longwood University BSN
Farmville Southside Virginia Community College- Farmville Campus LPN
Fishersville Valley Vocational-Technical Center LPN
Franklin Paul D. Camp Community College ADN, LPN to ADN
Franklin Southampton Memorial Hospital LPN
Fredericksburg Career Training Solutions LPN, ADN
Galax Wytheville Community College LPN
Glenns Rappahannock Community College LPN
Grundy Buchanan County Public Schools LPN
Hampton Thomas Nelson Community College ADN
Hampton Thomas Nelson Community College - Historic Triangle Campus ADN
Hampton Hampton University BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP, PhD
Hampton New Horizons Regional Education Center LPN
Harrisonburg Eastern Mennonite University BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, ABSN, MSN
Harrisonburg James Madison University BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, PMC
Harrisonburg Massanutten Technical Center LPN
Keysville Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus LPN, ADN
Lebanon Russell County Career & Technology Center LPN
Leesburg Shenandoah University- Leesburg Campus ASD-BSN
Leesburg Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing LPN
Lexington Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital LPN
Locust Grove Germanna Community College LPN, ADN
Luray Page County Technical Center LPN
Lynchburg Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing RN DIPLOMA
Lynchburg Liberty University BSN, RN to BSN, ABSN, MSN, PARISH NURSING
Lynchburg Lynchburg College BSN, MSN
Lynchburg Centra School of Practical Nursing LPN
Manassas ECPI College of Technology - Manassas LPN
Manassas Prince William County Schools LPN
Marion Blue Ridge Job Corps Center LPN
Marion Smyth County Public Schools LPN
Martinsville Patrick Henry Community College LPN, ADN
McLean Everest College ADN
Melfa Eastern Shore Community College LPN
Middletown Lord Fairfax Community College LPN, ADN
Middletown Lord Fairfax Community College- Fauquier Campus LPN
Midlothian John Tyler Community College ADN
Monroe Amherst County Public Schools LPN
Newport News Riverside School of Professional Nursing LPN, RN DIPLOMA
Newport News Medical Careers Institute – ADN ADN
Newport News ECPI College of Technology - Newport News LPN
Norfolk Fortis College LPN, ADN
Norfolk ITT Technical Institute ADN
Norfolk Norfolk State University ADN, LPN to ADN, ASD-BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN
Norfolk Old Dominion University BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, NURSE ANESTHESIA
Norfolk Central School of Practical Nursing - Norfolk Public Schools LPN
Norfolk Centura College - Norfolk LPN
Pearisburg Giles County Technology Center LPN
Petersburg Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools RN DIPLOMA
Petersburg Virginia State University ADN
Petersburg Petersburg Public Schools LPN
Portsmouth Tidewater Community College ADN
Portsmouth Portsmouth Public Schools LPN
Radford Radford University BSN, RN to BSN, DNP
Radford Radford City Schools LPN
Richlands Southwest Virginia Community College LPN
Richmond Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing RN DIPLOMA, BSN
Richmond Bryant and Stratton College ADN
Richmond Fortis College LPN, ADN
Richmond J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Richmond Medical Careers Institute – ADN ADN
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University BSN, RN to BSN, ABSN, MSN, AMSN, DNAP, MSNA, PhD, PMC
Richmond Centura College - Midlothian LPN
Richmond Centura College - West LPN
Richmond ECPI College of Technology - Emerywood LPN
Richmond ECPI College of Technology - Moorefield LPN
Richmond Henrico County Public Schools/St. Mary's Hospital LPN
Richmond Richmond School of Health & Technology LPN
Roanoke Virginia Western Community College ADN
Roanoke Jefferson College of Health Sciences LPN, ADN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN
Roanoke Skyline College LPN
Roanoke Virginia Western Community College LPN
South Boston Southside Virginia Community College ADN
Keysville Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus LPN, ADN
Spotsylvania Fredericksburg Area School of Practical Nursing - Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center LPN
Springfield Northern Virginia Community College ADN
Springfield Virginia School of Nursing and Medical Institute LPN
Suffolk Suffolk Public Schools/Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing LPN
Tazewell Tazewell County Career and Technical Center LPN
Virginia Beach Medical Careers Institute – ADN ADN
Virginia Beach Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing LPN
Virginia Beach  Hampton University: College of Virginia Beach ABSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN
Virginia Beach  ECPI College of Technology - Virginia Beach LPN
Warrenton Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier Campus ADN
Warsaw Rappahannock Community College – Warsaw Campus LPN, ADN
Weyers Cave Blue Ridge Community College ADN
Williamsburg Lafayette School of Practical Nursing - Health and Medical Sciences LPN
Winchester Shenandoah University BSN, TRANSFER BSN, ABSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN
Wise The University of Virginia’s College at Wise BSN, RN to BSN
Wise Wise County Vocational-Technical School LPN
Woodbridge Gee’s Career Institute LPN
Woodbridge National School of Nursing and Allied Health LPN
Wytheville Wytheville Community College ADN, LPN to ADN



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Virginia or by the Virginia Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Virginia Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Virginia receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Virginia Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.