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Virginia faces a shortfall of 23,000 nurses by 2020 - about the same time baby boomer nurses will be retiring. Current, conservative estimates still predict that in the next decade the U.S. willbegin to experience one of the worst shortages of registered nurses in the nation's history.Unfortunately, despite looming nursing shortages, Virginia's nursing schools are forced to turn away over three times as many qualified registered nursing applicants as they admit each year due to a shortage of Nurse Educators and clinical facilities.Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand - especially in Virginia's rural areas to provide primary care for an increasing aging population with chronic diseases.

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $23,935- $29,198 Licensed Practical Nurse: $35,804 - $43,144
RN Staff Nurse: $55,740- $67,662 Nurse Practitioner: $75,822 - $89,370

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Virginia

Browse accredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Virginia, then request free information from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:


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South University, Online Programs
Online

As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

Visit www.ctucomm.com

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Centura College
Campus

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Norfolk
  • Norfolk
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South University
Campus

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach
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Wilkes University
Online

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Wilkes Barre
  • Wilkes Barre
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University of Saint Mary
Online

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Leavenworth
  • Leavenworth
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Medical Careers Institute
Campus

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Newport News
  • Newport News
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Jacksonville University
Online

The University

With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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