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Welcome to the Ellmer School of Nursing at Old Dominion University! The Ellmer School of Nursing was established in 1967 and has been preparing exceptional nurses for professional practice for over 56 years. We are proud of our consistently high pass rates on licensing and certification exams for our graduates. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Our success can be credited to a faculty committed to delivering high-quality nursing education using innovative teaching methods, distance learning technologies for selected course delivery, and support from grant awards.

The ODU Ellmer School of Nursing offers a variety of programs and degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. We welcome your questions.



Suzanne Marie Wright, PhD, CRNA
Interim Dean,
Associate Professor

Since 1986, the faculty and staff of the Ellmer School of Nursing at ODU have provided students, alumni, members of the community and other key stakeholders with opportunities to reach their greatest potential.

I invite you to learn more about the positive impact the Ellmer School of Nursing at ODU is making on our community and beyond. We welcome you to join us as a student seeking a world-class education, as a faculty member searching for professional growth, or as a partner interested in promoting the health and well-being of others.

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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 (