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. Graduates qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination in the state of their choice after graduation. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Radford University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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
2020 83.7% 87% 95.3% TBSN
80.9% ABSN
85.7% TBSN
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%