School of Nursing Invitations

Sentara College of Health Sciences offers two online programs for RNs who wish to obtain their degree. One is an online RN to BSN program that is tailored for registered nurses who want to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The other program is an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program called the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). This program is for RNs who already have their BSN.

RN to BSN classes begin every January and August, and there are no summer classes to attend. We do not require chemistry or history as part of the general education requirements. Also, this RN to BSN online program will not require you to come to campus. You do not have traditional clinical hours that involve direct patient care. This is a part-time, online program that you can complete in five semesters.

The Clinical Nurse Leader MSN program is an online program, as well. It does include two clinical courses, which are the final two courses, and will require some direct care from you as you are precepted in a leadership role. However, the majority of the hours are online. The program admits students every semester (January and August); students attend part-time (two courses each semester, except the final Capstone course, which is the only course during that semester). Students complete the program in two years.

You are assigned an advisor as soon as you are accepted, and this advisor will remain with you until you graduate from your program. We also offer wonderful supportive services, online library access, and access to our Center for Student Success staff, who can provide you with additional resources, such as how to improve your organizational and study skills to be successful in these online programs.

Sentara College and Sentara Healthcare offer several options to assist with paying for your tuition. The college’s financial aid advisors can help you obtain other sources of funding. In addition, Sentara College accepts Pell Grants, veterans’ benefits, and scholarships.

Learn more about Sentara College’s RN to BSN and MSN (CNL) programs at or


American Public University System, a distinguished leader in providing quality and affordable online education, offers an RN-to-BSN program, a traditional MSN program with leadership and education concentrations, and an RN-to-MSN program to accelerate your path to graduate study. Monthly start dates and flexible scheduling promote program completion. Students who hold an AA or AS degree have satisfied all General Education requirements, as well as students who hold a BS or BA degree in any field.  An APUS Book Grant provides required texts at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credits, and there is no charge for evaluation of transfer credits.  Tuition for undergraduate courses is only $285/credit hour, and $370/credit hour for graduate courses. To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty service members, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master’s degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. 

 Our mission is to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible and affordable, student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society. For more information, please visit the following websites: (RN to BSN) or for MSN options.


Aspen University & United States University are among the lowest in Cost of Attendance, and offer high quality, 100% online college degrees in Nursing, Health Sciences, Business, Technology, and Education. Monthly payment plans starting at $250 per month provide students an alternative to financial aid, and programs consist of flexible online courses with frequent start dates.  Bachelor level courses start at $150 per credit, Masters level courses start at $325 per credit, and Doctoral level courses are $450 per credit.  In addition we are providing a 10% tuition discount on the RN to BSN program, and all masters and doctoral programs, and there is no application fee. To learn more visit


Thank You! From Capella University

In a time of crisis, nurses have once again answered the call—with dedication, selflessness, and resilience. To honor your efforts, Sentara Healthcare and Capella University are offering an opportunity to grow your skills and shape your future. Right now you can save 30% on select nursing degree programs. Visit to learn more.

Frontline Heroes: Save on your nursing degree

Sentara Healthcare and Capella University have always been focused on helping you reach your goals. In the current situation, we felt we needed to do more. So we’re reducing tuition by 30% when you enroll in select degree programs in 2020—and those savings are good for the entirety of your program. Choose from these options:

Visit  to get details on this 30% savings—and the many other ways Sentara Healthcare and Capella University can support you.


Are you interested in learning more about obtaining a BSN degree from Chamberlain University? You can access a free On Demand webinar here. Chamberlain is now offering Sentara a one-time 25% Tuition Discount for the November 2020 Session.

Chamberlain’s BSN Program is Online, And On Your Time

  • 100% online coursework
  • No mandatory login or chat times
  • You’ll have 24-hour access to complimentary support services such as:
    • Library
    • Tutoring assistance
    • Academic support designed for online students
    • Technical Support

Best Regards,
Jason Wrenn, MBA
Workforce Solutions Consultant

Chamberlain University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. For the most updated accreditation information, visit

Click here to schedule a time to speak with Jason Wrenn from Chamberlain to learn more at your own convenience.  


Eastern Mennonite University Nursing Programs

RN to BS in Nursing:
RNs: looking for a RN to BS in Nursing program that fits your life? EMU offers a fully online, 20-month program with no additional clinicals! Your workplace is your clinical site. The 43-credit curriculum will help advance your knowledge and critical thinking as a working nurse. Our cohort model provides built-in support from fellow professional nurses balancing work, life and school. Our unique program includes a self-care focus that helps you learn to care for your own physical and mental wellness as you give so much compassion and energy to patients and their families. We not only understand the challenges of healthcare professionals, we give you the tools to address those challenges in a healthy and proactive manner. Apply online at or email to learn more. Transfers welcome!

EMU Master’s in Leadership and Management (MSN):

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at EMU continues to involve students and faculty to explore new ways to integrate the EMU Nursing philosophy of sacred covenant with servant leadership in the diverse and challenging practice roles and settings of nursing. This 37 semester hour MSN degree program utilizes a fully online format, except for 2 short residencies, for taking graduate level courses. While fully online, most courses have several virtual face-to-face classes during the semester. Students are required to attend a 2 day orientation in July plus a 2 day fall residency during their Conflict course. The online MSN program extends EMU’s reputation of high quality nursing education by offering courses related to helping nursing professionals enhance their leadership skills in areas such as conflict resolution, ethics, education, research, quality improvement, staff coaching, and finance.

To learn more about the EMU MSN Program, please visit


Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers online and on campus nursing and health care degree programs at all levels. Through these programs, students and working professionals gain the skills necessary to improve patient outcomes and health care delivery. GCU students graduate as well-prepared industry leaders who make a difference by providing ethical, compassionate and quality care. 

GCU offers Sentara employees and their families generous scholarship opportunities including a 10% off tuition scholarship for members of a CHEC organization* and a 5% off tuition scholarship for their spouses and dependents.** 

For more information, visit or contact your local GCU counselor, Chris Davis, at or 757-570-6618. 

*MOU 5004: This scholarship is only valid for applicants who are employees/members of a CHEC organization and who submit a complete application. Grand Canyon University will offer you 10% off the University Policy Handbook tuition rate per course for your program. 

**MOU 5012: This scholarship is only valid for applicants who are spouses or dependents of employees/member of a CHEC organization and who submit a complete application. Grand Canyon University will offer you 5% off the University Policy Handbook tuition rate per course for your program.  The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 800-621-7440; Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Nondiscrimination policies can be found at The information printed in this material is accurate as of MARCH 2020. For the most up-to-date information about admission requirements, tuition, scholarships and more, visit ©2020 Grand Canyon University 20GOE0271


Are you ready to further your nursing education? The JMU School of Nursing has strong academic programs and dedicated faculty that prepare nurses to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environment. All programs are fully accredited both nationally and regionally and offer competitive tuition rates. Our RN-BSN program has been ranked as one of the top programs in the south for both quality and value. This flexible online program can be taken full or part-time. We have six MSN concentrations with a large percentage of the courses being offered online, with both full and part-time plans of study available. MSN classes requiring on campus instruction are always scheduled on Wednesdays during the semester. Our leadership focused DNP option is an innovative online program that can be completed either full or part-time.

Our programs are listed below along a link to our website where you can find detailed information about each one, including the admission requirements. You can also email the program coordinators with any questions you may have.

To visit our website go to:

  • The BSN is a 4 year pre-licensure program completed full-time on campus.
    Program Coordinator, Janice Gandy
  • The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Midwifery concentrations are offered in affiliation with Shenandoah University (SU). The student completes 22 credits hours at JMU and then completes 29 credit hours (PMHNP) or 19 credit hours (NM) at Shenandoah University to receive their MSN from JMU and certification in their respective program from SU.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program Coordinator for the PMHNP concentration, Dr. Amy Graham
Associate Director for Graduate Programs for the Nurse Midwifery concentration, Dr. Andrea Knopp

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice  is an online, leadership focused program with variable credit hours between 31-46 depending on transcripts and previous course-related practice hours.
    Program Coordinator, Dr. Jeannie Garber



RN –to-BSN Program

Old Dominion University School of Nursing (ODU), located in Norfolk, Virginia has been a leader in the RN-to-BSN programming for nearly 28 years.  Our established reputation for high quality distance education is the key reason so many nurses have chosen to earn their BSN from ODU.  All courses are entirely online and formatted to allow for easy navigation of course content within the Personal Learning Environment.  Course assignments are designed for nurses to demonstrate practical application of content in their actual work setting.  Small class sections taught by supportive, experienced and engaged faculty allows for individualized students assistance.

The program admits students in both fall and spring semesters.  Part-time and full-time enrollment schedules are available.  Courses are offered twice during the academic year providing flexibility as needed for course progression.  The broad range of program offerings by the School of Nursing also gives nurses the opportunity to continue their education at one school for the BSN, MSN and DNP.  Most importantly, tuition at ODU is among the most affordable in Virginia and nationwide, providing nurses with a cost-effective option to continue their education while working and managing their families.  Informational sessions held monthly.  Visit our website for dates:

Accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

For more information, please visit/contact:
Dr. Janice Hawkins, Chief Academic Advisor


Sentara Nurses, Receive a Limited-Time $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship*

Breathe new life into your nursing career. If you are a registered, licensed nurse, Regent University’s School of Nursing can help you earn the advanced credentials you need to meet 21st century healthcare demands while increasing your career opportunities and earning potential. You’ll also enjoy a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship if you enroll in either the bachelor’s or master’s nursing program in Spring or Summer 2020. Request information.

Bachelor’s & Master’s Options: RN to B.S. in Nursing & Master of Science in Nursing

  • Online, 8-week course sessions
  • Transfer Up to 90 Credits
  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Integration of faith & function
  • Streamlined admissions process (2.0 GPA or higher required for RN to B.S. in Nursing, 3.0 GPA or higher for MSN)
  • Focus on Purpose-Driven Holistic, Compassionate Care

It’s time to pursue one of the most affordable, high-quality Christian degrees available so you can be on the forefront of your industry. Hurry! Contact us now and receive this special tuition offer.

Request Program Details & Nursing Information



Lock in $350 per credit on your RN to BSN

An associate degree can only take you so far in your nursing career. So we’re making it easier for you to transfer your associate degree in Nursing to earn a CCNE-accredited RN to BSN at a special tuition rate.

Earn your degree faster
You can transfer up to 87 credits toward your RN to BSN just by having an associate degree in Nursing, and graduate in as little as 14 months.

Lock in your tuition
Our standard tuition rate is $398 per credit, but with our Tuition Guarantee you’ll enjoy a special price of $350 per credit – saving you $144 on every three-credit course.

Transfer without conditions
No matter where or when you earned your associate degree, there’s no minimum number of transfer credits required to be eligible for this offer.

You’ve made it this far. Keep going.
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Savings based on three credits per course. Number of credits per course may vary. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at University of Phoenix is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887,6791 


Thank you for participating in our Corporate Education Program! Sentara employees are leaders in the healthcare business, so we’ve partnered to help you learn from leaders in healthcare education. Eligible employees at Sentara receive a 20% tuition savings to make reaching your goals more affordable. Tuition starts at $199/credit hour.

Located in the heart of Short Pump, South University-Richmond is a non-profit, regionally accredited institution of higher learning that offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our healthcare programs include RN to BSN, BSN, RN to MSN, MSN-FNP, PT Assistant, OT Assistant, Healthcare Management (BS), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), and Physicians’ Assistant (MS). With a student-centered approach in mind, we offer smaller classroom sizes during the day, night, and online. At South University-Richmond, we understand that flexibility and support are key to your academic success.


Brighten Your Future With Exclusive Tuition Savings Opportunities From Walden.

Are you ready to challenge yourself in new ways and ignite your personal and professional growth? Shape the career—and the life—you want with a degree from Walden.

What makes Walden different?
Walden is a global online university for difference-makers like you who aspire to better the world around them. Built on the principle of “education for good,” our more than 80 degree programs empower you to create positive change in yourself, your organization, and your community.

You will also discover an engaging, student-centered learning experience that equips you with the tools and resources you need to excel—from 24/7 tech support and writing assistance to career services.

We want to help you fund your future.

Employees of Sentara Health can receive a 20% tuition reduction plus a $3,000 grant on master’s and bachelor’s programs or a $5,000 grant on doctoral programs*.

Explore our online programs:

-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
-PhD in Nursing
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)


Professional Development Designed for You
View our complimentary webinars and articles aimed to help you meet the challenges of today – and plan for the future:

– Transforming Healthcare Through Telehealth
– Compassionate Preparation and Rejuvenation for Clinical Nurses
– 5 Self-Care Strategies for Nurses


*A 10% tuition reduction and a tuition grant of up to $3,000 for bachelor’s and master’s programs or up to $5,000 for doctoral programs are available to eligible new students who are employees of Sentara and who enroll and start class between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. No tuition reduction or tuition grant will be made retroactively. 

The tuition reduction excludes the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization in the MSN program. The tuition grant excludes competency-based programs, the FNP specialization in the MSN program, accelerated specializations and the one-credit track in the in the MSEd program, and the Self-Designed specializations in the MSEd, PhD in Management, and PhD in Public Health programs. The tuition grant is awarded as a tuition reduction of up to $500 for up to six consecutive terms for bachelor’s and master’s programs and up to 10 consecutive terms for doctoral programs, beginning with the first term of enrollment, until the entire tuition grant has been earned or the student is no longer eligible. Students must be enrolled continuously (without break) to receive the full tuition grant.  

Tuition grants and tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. The tuition grants and tuition reductions cannot be used by a student in combination with any other tuition reduction benefit. The tuition grant is a “non-cash” award, and in no event will the recipient receive a check or other disbursement of money pursuant to this tuition grant. The tuition grant may only be used for credit-bearing courses within the recipient’s program; non-credit courses are not permitted under the tuition grant.   

Walden may change the tuition reduction or tuition grant offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction or tuition grant for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction or tuition grant. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University enrollment specialist for details. 


WGU Healthcare Partners Fund Scholarship for Sentara Nurses

As a WGU partner, Sentara employees seeking to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible to apply for our Healthcare Partners Fund Scholarship.  This scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 and, combined with Sentara’s tuition reimbursement, allows employees to earn their degree with minimal out of pocket expense.  This scholarship can be applied toward any WGU bachelor’s or master’s degree program in nursing.

Healthcare Partners Fund Scholarship
Valued at up to $2,500

Learn more about our programs and other scholarship opportunities by visiting the Sentara landing page on WGU’s website, Inquiries may be directed to Pietro Aguiluz at

Why earn your degree at WGU?

  • Accredited programs—the same accreditations as many state universities.
  • Accelerated progress—complete most courses as quickly as you master the material.
  • Affordable tuition—about half what you’d pay at other universities.
  • Unparalleled flexibility—complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for you.
  • Personal attention—work one-on-one with a dedicated mentor from enrollment through graduation.