Earn Your BSN
at Centra College of Nursing

After your shift, when the kids go to bed, at home, and in your own time!

Centra College of Nursing offers a post-licensure, 3-semester, one-year online educational program which prepares current Registered Nurses to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Advantages of Centra College’s online RN to BSN education:

  • Shorter overall program length
  • Easier transition to a higher education
  • Increased focus on nursing research and leadership
  • Institute of Medicine’s recommendation of 80% RNs be BSN prepared by 2020
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General Requirements

  • This institution does not offer distance education to students outside the state of Virginia.
  • Official high school transcript indicating that the applicant has or will complete a high school course of study and/or has a passing GED official score report.
  • Submit official college transcript indicating completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing Program.
  • Submit proof of a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Completion of prerequisite course grades with a minimum grade of a “C”.
  • Due to the competitiveness of admission, applicants who demonstrate the highest academic success on completed college courses will be considered for admission.
  • Letter of Recommendation from an individual, other than a family member or friend, must accompany the application.

Additional Requirements

  • Background check and drug screen for non-Centra employee students only if obtaining practicum hours within a Centra facility (conviction of certain crimes may preclude admission to the College).
  • BLS Provider by the American Heart Association (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED taught in course).
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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Official transcripts of completed prerequisite courses must be submitted as supporting data by the application submission date. Prerequisite courses include:

  • BIO 141/142: Anatomy & Physiology I /II
  • English 111/112: College Composition I/II
  • PSY 230: Developmental Psychology
  • Submit proof of a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Completion of prerequisite course grades with a minimum grade of a “C”.
  • HLT 230: Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
  • Completion of RN Program
    Electives: 6 credits-Humanities/Social Science

RN-BSN Online Program Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

First 8 Weeks
August 19: Classes begin
August 28: Last day to drop course(s) tuition refund
August 29: Last day to withdraw and receive 50% course tuition credit without grade penalty
September 12: Last day to withdraw and receive 25% course tuition credit without grade penalty
October 13: Classes end; final exams

Second 8 Weeks
October 14: Classes begin
October 23: Last day to drop course(s) tuition refund
October 24: Last day to withdraw and receive 50% course tuition credit without grade penalty
November 7: Last day to withdraw and receive 25% course tuition credit without grade penalty
December 8: Classes end; final exams

Graduation Commencement for December 2019 Graduates scheduled tentatively for December 13, 2019

Spring Semester 2019
Summer Semester 2019
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Financial Aid Options

Centra addresses the financial needs of individual students to enable a successful nursing career.

Our Financial Aid Office offers financial aid consultations to ensure students are fully aware of all funding options to make getting your BSN as easy as possible.

  • Direct Subsidized loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized loans
  • Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  • Pell Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Employee Tuition Discount

Contact our financial aid office at 434-200-7614 for a free consultation.

Estimated Tuition and Expenses

Effective August 2019

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