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Virginia Nurse Practitioner Programs
(found programs from 21 schools)

State Nursing Board: Virginia Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Virginia Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association


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Virginia has a strong workforce of Nurse Practitioners, numbering 2,610 (BLS, 2012) who work as primary healthcare providers in its many rural and urban settings. Nurse practitioners can work in geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care or in many specialty areas, within both ambulatory or acute care settings. With such a widespread knowledge base, NPs have many opportunities in the state of Virginia.

In Virginia, nurse practitioners work closely with physicians, enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration. NPs must have a collaborative agreement with a local physician, which includes a written protocol that "describes the procedures to be followed and delegated medical acts…to be performed by the licensed nurse practitioner." NPs who wish to prescribe medication must have a separate practice agreement filled out with their collaborating doc.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the mean annual salary for nurse practitioners in Virginia is $86,900.

Virginia nurses who want to become nurse practitioners can study online, through a program like Georgetown University's, or at one of these in-state institutions:

  • George Mason University. Located in Fairfax, George Mason offers two master's-level NP programs: family nurse practitioner and adult care nurse practitioner. Both programs can be completed in two or three years.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU offers a variety of master's-level NP programs: adult nurse practitioner (primary or acute care), pediatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner and women's health nurse practitioner. An accelerated master's program is available to students who don't yet have a nursing degree; students take courses at both the undergrad and graduate level to obtain a BSN and MSN.
  • Old Dominion University. Old Dominion, located in Norfolk, has family nurse practitioner and women's health nurse practitioner programs. Family nurse practitioner students at Old Dominion participate in the Eastern Virginia Medical School's standardized/simulated patient teaching program.

Programs from Virginia Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner programs with campus locations in Virginia.

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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Marymount University (Arlington, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Radford University (Radford, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner (online)
Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health (CNS NP or CNS/NP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University (Glen Allen, VA)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner - Richmond, Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization (RN-MSN) (Richmond)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Community and Public Health Leadership Program with combined Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner preparation, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health
Accreditation: ACEN accredited

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