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Nursing Programs

Our history of training exceptional nurses dates back over 100 years. Riverside has been training nurses here on the Virginia Peninsula since 1916. All our programs are accredited, and graduates are eligible to sit for their respective licensing exams. Find a nursing program that is right for you!
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Our Nursing Programs

Explore Nursing degree programs, course requirements, tuition information, career paths and the exciting future that awaits you at Riverside Health College of Health Sciences.

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I have had a very positive experience at RCHS. Everyone here is so friendly and personable. You aren't just another number in the grade book, the Faculty, Staff and Administration want to see you become the best nurse you can possibly be! - Virginia Plummer, Professional Nursing '22

RCHS Nursing programs’ curricula meet all eligibility requirements for graduates to apply for licensure and applicable examination from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia is one of a group of more than 32 states that have enacted the nurse licensure compact (NLC) for Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licenses. As of July 1, 2020, U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) requires programs to disclose that there has not been a determination of whether a curriculum meets the requirements of other states. View information regarding all RCHS programs and licensure eligibility in other states.

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