Graduate Programs FAQs

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A baccalaureate degree is required and a BSN is preferred.

No, you must be admitted to one of the graduate programs before enrolling in courses.

Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a "C" or better is a pre-requisite for admission to the graduate nursing program. This course can be transferred from any university of community college.

Applicants are expected to have taken an undergraduate health assessment class.

Please visit the webpage of the specific program you are considering for more information.

For each credit hour of course work, it is recommended that you study 3-6 hours per week. The amount of time devoted to online activities such as chats, discussions, conferencing, library literature searches, etc. depends on the course. Some courses have weekly assignments while others have activities scheduled at intervals.

Old Dominion University School of Nursing has a Student Clinical Services Coordinator who assists the Graduate Program Director and the student to locate appropriate clinical sites and ensures that the agreements are in place and kept on file.

Old Dominion University's School of Nursing is fully accredited by the CCNE. Schools of Nursing have the option of being accredited by either the National League of Nursing - Accreditation Commission (NLN-AC) or the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) that is affiliated with the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). Both groups are valid, respected and fully recognized by the Department of Education in Washington, DC.

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Accredited by CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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