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About Nursing @ LU


Nursing at Longwood

Within our Nursing program you will find highly qualified, dedicated faculty, small classes, and real world experience. It's the difference between an education and an exceptional education!

With a Nursing degree from Longwood you will have the knowledge and skills to help improve the health of your community, your nation, and the world. You will develop critical thinking skills, a compassionate understanding of human needs and behavior, and the ability to work with other healthcare professionals to care for patients, families, and communities.

We produce nurses that can provide high quality, compassionate health care, demonstrate advocacy and leadership for their patients and the nursing profession, and enhance the common good. Our nursing program prepares nurses to become citizen leaders.

Successful candidates for admission into the BSN program have a strong high school background in the sciences and math, a desire to work with people in a helping profession, and an interest in the expanding world of healthcare.


Accreditation and Approval

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been approved and/or accredited by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the State Council of Higher Education. The BSN program includes the essential content recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The baccalaureate program at Longwood University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Upon completion of the degree, you will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).