Inspiring Minds. Transforming Lives. Creating the Future.
Welcome to the School of Nursing at Old Dominion University! Established in 1967, Nursing is the largest of the five professional schools in the College of Health Sciences. We are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
ODU School of Nursing is a leader in the use of distance learning technologies for course delivery in the RN-BSN and graduate nursing programs. In particular, our online graduate programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being in the top 25% of online graduate nursing programs nationally. We are also a leader in the use of standardized patients for clinical nursing education. A long-standing partnership with the Eastern Virginia Medical School/Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning enables undergraduate, nurse practitioner/CNS, and DNP students to learn critical health assessment and cultural competency skills by interacting with standardized patients.
The School of Nursing is recognized for its strong educational programs that prepare exceptional nurses for professional practice. We are proud of our consistently high pass rates on licensing and certification exams, and for our stellar record of securing HRSA traineeship and grant awards that have brought more than $7 million to our school in the past six years. Our success is due to a faculty committed to delivering high quality nursing education through the use of innovative teaching methods that are consistently recognized with College and University teaching awards.
#1 on the 2022 Top Ten Nursing Schools in Hampton Roads
ODU's School of Nursing was ranked #1 on The 10 Best Nursing Schools in Hampton Roads by the Nursing Almanac.
Dr. Deborah Gray, Recipient of Provost's Award for Leadership in Intl Education
The Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education recognizes the excellence of Old Dominion's faculty and their contributions to fulfilling the University's goal of becoming the premier international university in Virginia.
School of Nursing Students and Faculty Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
Twenty-four ODU nursing students and six School of Nursing faculty volunteered their time on Saturday, January 30, 2021 to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Lynn Wiles Selected as University Professor
Dr. Lynn Wiles, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing was recently selected as a University Professor. The designation of University Professor recognizes faculty members at the University who are outstanding teachers at the undergraduate level.
School of Nursing’s Clinical Escape Room Breaks from Teaching Norms
The school's simulation laboratories at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center allow students get hands-on experience working with patients throughout the lifespan with a talented team of instructors.
2019 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award
Congratulations to the School of Nursing and practice partners Food Bank of Southeastern VA and the Sentara ACC/IPC clinic on their award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for an exemplary academic-practice partnership.