Virginia FNP Programs
We found 3 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Virginia. MSN programs in the state of Virginia are composed of theory courses and practical experience. Clinical hours vary per program. MSN curriculum includes courses on leadership, policy development, nursing research, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and ethics. Many universities have RN- MSN programs as well as RN BSN- MSN programs.
The Virginia Board of Nursing currently gives APRN licenses in the following categories: Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). MSN programs in Virginia generally focus on the above specialties. The Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRNs choose a population focus. APRNs can also take pharmacology courses to apply for prescribing privileges.
Nursing Licensure in Virginia
The Virginia Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first receive a registered nurse license. After attending an undergraduate program approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, registered nurse applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Vermont Registered Nurses may apply for a multi-state license. APRNs may not.
MSN and FNP Salaries in Virginia
The United States Bureau of Labor reports that the annual mean wages for a Nurse Practitioner in Virginia are $105,170. This amount is less than the nationwide median yearly salary of $113,930 for Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Midwives report $89,870. Nurse Anesthetists report $187,320.
The United States Bureau of Labor reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028. This growth is much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.