Please note that the costs listed are estimates only and are subject to change. Guidelines for the items will be covered in the nursing orientation session held during the summer after students are notified of acceptance. Student nurses will need specific supplies, uniforms, and accessories to participate in pre-clinical and clinical assignments. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from classes and clinical facilities. Students in the program must keep their immunizations and AHA BLS Provider CPR up-to-date while in the program.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are responsible for the licensure fee as stipulated by the State Board of Nursing and the NCLEX registration fee. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

For more information please visit the tuition rates and fees site. (Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2023 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $175.20 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $375.30 per credit hour

ItemPre-RequisitesFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Tuition (In-State for 65 credits)$2,102.40$4,730.40$4,555.20$11,388.00
Nursing Resources1,626.00600.002,226.00
Supplies (BP Cuff, Stethoscope, nursing totes, etc.)350.00350.00
Physical/PPD/Hepatitis B Vaccine300.0075.00375.00
Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening/Clinical Tracking180.0099.00279.00
Uniforms/Lab Coat/Shoes, VWCC Uniform Patches240.00240.00
Learning System Fees332.00332.00664.00
Membership in NSNA (Optional National Student Nurse Association for 2 years)35.0040.0075.00
Nursing School Pin (Based on selection – $50 and up)50.0050.00
Nursing Board Application & NCLEX Fee (non-refundable)450.00450.00

NOTE: Tuition fees are incurred according to credit hours enrolled in per semester. The total estimated tuition is based on the 65 college credits required for this curriculum. Tuition and book expenses for prerequisite courses which may be needed (such as Algebra I, Biology and Chemistry) or other developmental classes identified by placement test and taken prior to entry into the program is not included as it cannot be predetermined (varies by student).

Technology Requirements

Students must have computers to access all learning resources required for purchase in the nursing program.  Access to a laptop computer is encouraged.  Students should also have access to a computer web camera to participate in some proctored testing.

COVID-19 Consideration

Additional costs may be incurred related to COVID-19, vaccinations, testing, and N95 masking requirements to participate in clinical facilities. In the event of campus closure related to COVID-19, additional costs may also be incurred should virtual clinical resources and proctoring online resources be required to complete NSG courses.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 65 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
 540-857-7341 or 540-857-6644
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Kathy Smith
Interim Nursing Program Head

Diploma in Nursing – Roanoke Memorial School of Nursing, 1978
Bachelor of Science – Roanoke College, 1979
Master of Science in Nursing – West Virginia University, 1985
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nursing, 2020


Martha Sullivan, Dean