School of Nursing

School of Nursing

A Holistic Approach to Preparing Healthcare Professionals

Advances in technology, aging baby boomers, and an increased emphasis on preventive care have created a sharp demand for Registered Nurses (RN) and other nursing professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for RNs will grow by 26% by 2020. This growing demand translates into exciting career opportunities for you.

With a nursing degree from Stratford University, you can chart your own path to success. Our School of Nursing is an engaging program focused on innovation, science and theory of nursing, the use of emerging medical technology, and a commitment to producing dedicated patient advocates. Our degree program will fully prepare you for the nursing practice, leadership roles, and subsequent graduate study.

We Produce Well Rounded Nursing Professionals

Students who graduate from Stratford’s School of Nursing emerge from our program with sound clinical knowledge, interdisciplinary insight, and a holistic approach to patient care.  As a student, you will leave this program well versed in the latest developments and trends in healthcare and with confidence to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Upon graduating from Stratford’s School of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit for the Virginia State Licensing Board Exam, which provides multi-state practice privileges.

Exceptional Programs

Stratford University’s School of Nursing offers the following Bachelor degree programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Stratford ‘s faculty is comprised of some of the top healthcare professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These healthcare professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction.


As a nursing student at Stratford, you will obtain practical nursing experience by engaging in on-site clinical experiences and accessing advanced technological resources that will help hone your nursing talents. Through our Internship Program you will work some of the top healthcare facilities, including Virginia Cancer Institute and James River Primary Care.

State-of-the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing, evaluation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Our School of Nursing is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools, such as the SIM manikin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.

Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule

Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

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