The baccalaureate degree in nursing is associated with enhanced career progression, and improved patient outcomes[1]. Regardless of where you are in your career, all registered nurses with a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing are invited to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The VCU RN-BS program is fully online, and formatted to allow working RNs to earn the degree in six semesters. Virtual clinical experiences permit the student to apply new knowledge to complex situations, and evaluate the outcomes. Upon completion of the degree, graduates are positioned for excellence in nursing practice and leadership, and qualified to pursue graduate education.

All applicants should consult with an academic advisor in the School of Nursing regarding pre-requisites, and courses taken at other colleges.

Our Mission:

We shape the future of nursing through the power of education, discovery, and collaboration.

Our Vision:

VCU School of Nursing will be the destination for those committed to transforming healthcare.

Our Values:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration


[1] Blegen, M. A., Goode, C. J., Park, S. H., Vaughn, T., & Spetz, J. (2013). Baccalaureate education in nursing and patient outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(2), 89 – 94.