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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree has two tracks: a traditional track for individuals with non-nursing degree, and an RN to BSN track for individuals who have earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Graduates of the Bachelor's Programs are prepared as generalists in the practice of professional nursing. Upon graduation from the pre-licensure programs, individuals are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses.

Nursing Bachelor Degree Programs:

  • B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN Online)
  • B.S. Nursing (Traditional)
  • B.S. Nursing (Accelerated Second Degree Day) - currently paused
  • B.S. Nursing (Accelerated Second Degree Evening/Weekend) - currently paused
  • B.S. Nursing (LPN to BSN Accelerated Day) - currently paused
  • B.S. Nursing (LPN to BSN Accelerated Evening/Weekend) - currently paused
  • Scholarships



Norfolk State University utilizes a variety of settings for the clinical education experience.  Some of the affiliated agencies where clinical learning occurs include Sentara Healthcare facilities, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Health System, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, and Hampton VA Medical Center.