Earn Your BSN at Centra College

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

Centra College 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).
Male nurse smiling in the hall way at Centra.

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 2021

First 8 Weeks

  • August 23: Classes Begin
  • September 1: Last Day to Drop Course(s) and Receive Full Course Tuition Credit
  • September 5: Last Day to Withdraw and Receive 50% Course Tuition Credit
  • September 19: Last Day to Withdraw and Receive 25% Course Tuition Credit
  • September 20: Last Day to Withdraw without Grade Penalty
  • October 17: Classes End

Second 8 Weeks

  • October 18: Classes Begin
  • October 19: Graduation Application Due
  • October 27: Last Day to Drop Course(s) and Receive Full Course Tuition Credit
  • October 31: Last Day to Withdraw and Receive 50% Course Tuition Credit
  • November 14: Last Day to Withdraw and Receive 25% Course Tuition Credit
  • November 15: Last Day to Withdraw without Grade Penalty
  • December 12: Classes End
  • December 12: Last Day of Semester
  • December 17: Graduation Commencement
Spring Semester 2022
Summer Semester 2022
Female graduate of Centra College of Nursign, smiling and holding her diploma.

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.

Centra College RN-BSN Online Program
Estimated Tuition and Expenses

Effective September 2021

*Direct Costs: Costs paid directly to Centra College
**Indirect Costs: Costs incurred by student not paid directly to Centra College
***Does not include other educational and living expenses factored into the Cost of Attendance (room and board, transportation, miscellaneous

Non-refundable fees include: Application, Background Check/Drug Screen, Textbook Bundles, Activity, Technology, Course Material, and Graduation Fees.

Tuition discount of 15% applies to active-duty service members, reservists/National Guard, Veterans. Spouses of current active military personnel must provide a non-expired dependent ID card or sponsor's DoD ID card.

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