Admission & Tuition Info

Emory & Henry College’s RN to BSN Program admits new students each semester.

Application Process

Applications for the Emory & Henry College’s RN to BSN Program are completed and verified utilizing the RN to BSN application. The application is free and online. 

RN to BSN Application

Applications are reviewed and those selected are notified by email for an on-site interview. Once interviews have been completed, students are notified of acceptance into the program either by mail or email.

Scholarship Opportunities

Emory & Henry College offers generous scholarships to help make your RN to BSN journey affordable. Scholarships are renewable annually with satisfactory progress and all of the following criteria are met:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Current FAFSA application
  • Demonstrated financial need

Available Scholarships:

  • Reverend Dr. John W. Bardsley, Jr ’51 Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship was established for the nursing program in memory and honor of Rev. Dr. John Bardsley.

  • Anne Payne Mowell ‘62 Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established for the nursing program in memory and honor of Anne Payne Mowell by her family.

  • External Scholarships

    Ballad Health 

    If you are employed by Ballad Health, please ask your supervisor or HR representative about options for tuition reimbursement.

    Other Health Systems

    Please ask your supervisor or HR representative about options for tuition reimbursement.

    Virginia State Loan Repayment Program

    The VA-SLRP main objective is to recruit primary care practitioners in underserved areas of Virginia and in state and local institutions. Learn more information about the VA-SLRP program, including requirements and how to apply. 

To apply for scholarships contact the Director of Admissions, School of Nursing, Natalie Blankenship

Admission Requirements

  • Be a graduate of an accredited associate degree or diploma school of nursing
    • *Emory & Henry College has Concurrent Admission Agreements with several community colleges to provide a transfer pathway for students to earn four-year degrees. Students who are concurrently admitted to E&H may take RN-BSN coursework while completing their Associates Degree.
  • Hold a current unencumbered registered nursing (RN) license in the state which they practice in
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional with at least one being from a nursing supervisor or if a new associate degree/diploma graduate, a nursing faculty member
  • Selected applicants are offered an on-site or virtual interview by the director and admissions committee to determine program acceptance
  • Submission of all official transcripts from any educational institution attended (i.e., high school, college or universities)
  • Completion and proof of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (after acceptance send to

Tuition, Fees & Other Costs

Submit your application online

  • Tuition cost- $330 per credit hour
  • CastleBranch Service - Criminal Background, Drug Screening, HIPAA, OSHA, Immunization and Compliance Tracker

                               Total Fees for Compliance Package - $182

  • Textbooks- Costs can vary for each course and bookstore costs
  • Technology Fee- $125 per semester

On-Site Interviews

COVID Update

Currently, interviews will be scheduled at the student’s convenience. Alternative style meetings will be scheduled with the Director of Admissions, School of Nursing, Natalie Blankenship including zoom video conferencing and other methods. 

Nursing applicants must meet the admissions criteria to be offered an interview by the Director of the BSN Program and designated members of the Admissions Committee. On-site interviews may be conducted at the Emory & Henry College Main Campus in Emory, Va. or at the Emory & Henry College Health Sciences Campus in Marion, Va. A candidate interview score sheet is utilized during the interview process by each of the faculty. A compilation of the scores and discussion among the interviewing faculty is used to determine acceptance into the nursing program.

Admitted Students

  • Next Steps for Admitted RN to BSN Students

    Admitted Students

    Once students applied and have received their acceptance letter into the RN to BSN program, please complete the following steps. 

    1. E&H email account: After you submit your enrollment deposit, an E&H email account is created for you and you’ll receive an email at the address on your admissions application which will include login information. Login information expires after 120 days, so please reset your password as needed to ensure you can access your account throughout the summer and after. Check this email frequently for updates.
    2. Disclosure Form (student must be logged into email account to access)
    3. Emergency Information (student must be logged into email account to access)
    4. Family Data Form (student must be logged into email account to access)
    5. E&H Promissory Note Send to Angie Werth at in Business Office with Student Accounts, Wiley Hall. (form accepted any of these four ways: 1) digitally signed and emailed; 2) printed, completed, scanned and emailed; 3) printed, completed and faxed to: 276-944-6884; or 4) printed, completed and mailed/delivered to Student Accounts, P.O. Box 947, Emory, Virginia 24327.)
    6. E&H Immunization Record and Medical Information Form (“Medical Form,” 6-pages, printed) 

      To Complete the “Medical Form”…
      Make an appointment with your primary care provider for a physical evaluation and bring this form along for your provider to help complete.
      Complete all six pages.
      Tetanus booster must be within past 10 years.
      The student needs to sign pages 1, 2 and 6 (or guardian will sign page 6 if the student is under 18).
      The provider needs to sign pages 2, 3 and 5.
      Once completed, mail your medical form to:
      Office of Admission, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA 24327
      Or, fax directly: Emory & Henry College, Health Center • Fax: 276-944-6666

    7. Transcripts: Send final transcript(s) for any college coursework you have taken to Emory & Henry College, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327.
    8. Proof of Insurance Waiver (Students may their own insurance through an employer) Health Insurance is REQUIRED for SHS students. Visit the Health Center Insurance page for more information. 
    9. Vehicle Registration (Completed at Marion Campus during Orientation Day)
  • Financial Aid & Payment Options

    Finalize Your Financial Aid & Payment Options

    • If you have not done so,file your FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and use our E&H code: 003709
    • Review your financial aid award letter carefully. Ask questions, if needed. The award is mailed to the home address of your admission application as well as emailed to the address on file when you apply.
    • Finalize your financial aid and payment options. The financial aid office will provide the next steps on finalizing the financial aid process.
      • Student accounts are available at after finalizing the financial aid process. You may send a check or complete an online payment for the amount due or choose a Tuition Payment Plan.