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Prospective Students

Note: If you are a current administration, faculty, or staff of a Virginia approved education program or wish to establish an education program in Virginia, please visit our Educational Program Administration page.

The Board of Nursing regulates in-state educational programs for pre-licensure nurses (RN/LPN), Medication Aides and Nurse Aides. Current regulations for all programs types are located under practitioner resources.

Board Actions

 View Board Actions on Virginia’s Nursing, Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Programs


Pearson Vue provides the most up-to-date information, regarding NCLEX test delivery information pertaining to COVID-19

9 Things to Consider when choosing a Nursing Education Program

 Nursing Scholarship Programs from the Department of Health

Federal HRSA grant - Virginia State Loan Repayment Program opportunity

Virginia Approved Education Program Listings



Test Pass Rates by Program

NCLEX Pass Rates for the Past 5 Years (Excel Spreadsheets)

Associate Degree Nursing Education Programs

Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Education Programs

Practical Nursing Programs

NNAAP Pass Rates for the Current Year to Date (Excel Spreadsheets)

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2024

NNAAP Pass Rates for the Past 5 Years (Excel Spreadsheets)

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2023

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2022

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2021

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2020

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2019 

NNAAP Pass Rates for 2018


RMA Pass Rates For the Current Year (Excel Spreadsheets)

RMA Pass Rates for 2024

RMA Pass Rates (Excel Spreadsheets)

RMA Pass Rates for 2023

RMA Pass Rates for 2022

RMA Pass Rates for 2021

RMA Pass Rates for 2018-2020



Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Cynthia M. Swineford, MSN, RN, CNE, President