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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Virginia

The US State of Virginia is located in the South Atlantic region and is often referred to as the “Old Dominion” and the “Mother of Presidents.” With a total area of 42,774.2 square miles (including 3,180.13 square miles of water); it has become the 35th largest state by area. The State capital is Richmond whereas Virginia Beach is the largest city. Population-wise, Virginia is ranked 12th in the 50 States of US. The climate becomes extremely hot towards the southern and western ends of Virginia State. In January, weather may be as low as 26 °F, whereas, in July, it might be as high as 86 °F.


Job opportunities are forecasted to be on a high in the upcoming years for nurses in Virginia. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that the healthcare sector of the economy is continuing to grow, despite significant job losses in nearly all major industries Nursing shortage in this state is expected to grow to 36.4% until 2020.


The Virginia State of Board Nursing should be contacted for all licensing matters and procedures.


  • Registered Nurses: 62,210

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 20,570

  • Hourly Wage: $31.59

  • Hourly Wage: $18.88

  • Yearly Wage: $65,710

  • Yearly Wage: $39,260