RN to MSN Programs in Virginia

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Virginia

There are 14 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Virginia in our online directory, with 12 programs being CCNE accredited, and zero programs being ACEN accredited. 86% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. Virginia requires that all licensed registered nurses graduate from an undergraduate program approved by The Virginia Board of Nursing. The Virginia Board of Nursing has published an approved list of graduate programs.

The Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam. The Board approves APRNs for different roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Nurse Practitioner (NP). APRNs are also required to choose a population focus.

Online MSN Programs in Virginia

The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many other programs available in Virginia, but the following emphasize online learning. The Virginia Board of Nursing has approved both schools.

- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

The University of Virginia

This program offers multiple tracks including Adult- Gerontology CNS or NP, Clinical Nurse Leader, or Nurse Practitioner- Family, Neonatal, Pediatric, or Psychiatric-Mental Health. Classes are offered full or part-time. Graduates are eligible to sit for the appropriate national certification exam.

The Sentara College of Health Sciences

This program offers one track: Clinical Nurse Leader. Classes are offered primarily online, full or part-time. The program can be completed in two years.

Nursing Licensure in Virginia

The Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam. The Board approves APRNs for four different roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). APRNs must choose a population focus when applying.

Prescriptive licenses for APRNs are available in the state of Virginia. They require a separate application and additional education in pharmacology laws, prescription writing, drug selection, dosage, route and interactions, information resources, and clinical application.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Virginia

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg
  • MSN - Leadership and School Nursing
  • The Leadership and School Nursing program at EMU graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited and can be completed online.
George Mason University
Fairfax
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • George Mason University’s Nursing program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. Concentrations are offered in Nursing Administration, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, and more.
Hampton University
Hampton
CCNE
  • MS in Nurse Educator (NE)
  • The Nurse Educator program at Hampton University prepares nurses to teach in higher education and health care settings. The program is accredited and can be completed part or full time.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke
CCNE
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Jefferson College prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is completed online or on campus.
  • MSN - Nursing Administration
  • Jefferson College offers nurses a Nursing Administration program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed online.
Liberty University
Lynchburg
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - School of Nursing & Allied Health
  • The M.S.N.program at Liberty University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE and offers concentrations in Nurse Educator and Nurse Administrator.
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • The Master in Nursing program at Lynchburg College assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE and is completed online.
Marymount University
Arlington
CCNE
  • M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Marymount University prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Health Education & Promotion (M.S.) - Department of Nursing
  • Marymount University’s Health Education & Promotion program prepares nurses pursuing roles in staff development or nursing education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Old Dominion University
Norfolk
CCNE
  • BS-MSN-DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The BS-MSN-DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to provide a full range of primary care services to individuals and families throughout the life span. Students will earn an MSN after 5 semesters and continue an additional 3 semesters to earn the DNP. The program is completely mostly online.
University of Phoenix-Virginia
Glen Allen
NA
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Administration - School of Nursing
  • The Nurse Administration program at the University of Phoenix Virginia graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at the University of Virginia prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family NP, and more.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond
NA
  • Master's in Nursing
  • The Nursing program at the Virginia Commonwealth University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Leadership, and Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.