Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The undergraduate program in nursing leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The major builds upon a broad general education foundation in liberal arts, basic and applied sciences, and behavioral and social sciences. The program prepares professional nurses who can function in a variety of settings. The program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and has full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination in the state of their choice after graduation.

School of Nursing Fact Sheet for BSN Applicants [PDF]

Sample School of Nursing Four Year Plan [PDF]

Apply to BSN Program
To communicate with Radford University School of Nursing about the pre-licensure (RN/BSN) programs, please complete a brief form.

Apply to Accelerated BSN Program
The RU-C site has an accelerated program for very motivated students with a non nursing bachelor degree. Prerequisites are the same as for the upper division of the traditional BSN program. For more information see Accelerated BSN Program


Radford University BSN NCLEX-RN First Time Takers Pass Rate

Year National Avg. Virginia Avg. Radford University
Main Campus
Radford University Carilion
2019 83.5% 89.4% 97.6%   93.5%    
2018 88.2% 91.3% 98.6%    
2017 83.2% 89.1% 93.9%    
2016 88.1% 86.0% 94.4%    
2015 84.5% 87.0% 97.3%    
2014 94.9% 85.9% 96.5%