NCLEX Pass Rate
Consistently high-percentage pass rates on the NCLEX licensure exam for first-time testers.
990 Hands-On Hours
Experience in skills labs, simulation, and clinicals at award-winning Sentara facilities, and working with renowned healthcare providers.
Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences, situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach. Students thrive in small classes—the average is 14 people—and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs.
Founded as the first nursing program in Norfolk, Sentara College of Health Sciences has grown and advanced over its 128-year history to bring students the best in healthcare education. The College’s connection to Sentara Healthcare allows students to learn from expert clinicians in world-class healthcare centers.
The joint BSN degree involves coursework at Virginia Wesleyan University and Sentara College of Health Sciences. Formal acceptance into the Sentara program occurs at the end of first year. Ten qualified applicants are guaranteed admission, and additional students will be considered on a competitive basis.*
Virginia Wesleyan also offers several preparatory programs for the medical field, including pre-professional tracks in pre-nursing/allied health, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, art therapy and counseling. VWU also has an articulation agreement with Sentara College of Health Sciences whereby students may be guaranteed admission to Sentara's Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program, and a Joint Program in Medicine and an Early Assurance Program with Eastern Virginia Medical School.
*Program not available to international students.