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Registered Nursing Schools in Virginia

5,870 Registered Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 16 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Virginia

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,892
Associate’s Degree 2,310
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 447
Master’s Degree 215
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In Virginia, a registered nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Registered Nursing Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of registered nursing majors in Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.0%
  • Black or African American: 16.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • White: 63.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
Registered Nursing Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Virginia

66,230 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a registered nursing grad in the state is $69,790, compared to a typical salary of $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 61 colleges in Virginia that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
609 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
12,947 Total Students

44% of the teachers are full time. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.01 years.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg
368 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,883. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

268 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.61 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

A typical student attending VCU will pay a net price of $21,313. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%.

#5

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
228 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. 80% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.23 years.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 59% of students receive it.

210 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at GMU.

178 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,144 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,837. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,737 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,800 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. 26% of the teachers are full time.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
458 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Graduates earn an average $52,000 after graduation. The 2.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Registered Nursing Careers in VA

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,540
Registered Nurses 14% $68,000

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to registered nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Nursing Practice 284
Nursing Administration 169
Nursing Research & Other 88
Nurse Anesthetist 81
Family Practice Nursing 59
Public Health Nursing 37
Adult Health Nursing 28
Nursing Science 18

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