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Affiliated with most major nursing programs in the area, including Georgetown, George Mason University, Marymount University, George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia Hospital Center boasts a rich environment for continued learning and development for nursing students and working professional nurses alike.

We offer generous tuition reimbursement benefits for university-level coursework and for approved seminars and other continuing education programs for our nursing staff. In addition, we frequently provide on-site workshops and classes.

Virginia Hospital Center offers special programs and opportunities for nursing students and recent graduates, including the Friends of Nursing Scholarship Fund, Nursing Student Preceptorships and Graduate Nurse Fellowships.

Nursing Student Scholarship Program

A scholarship program designed to support nursing students who will commit to working at Virginia Hospital Center in the Division of Patient Care Services after graduation for a minimum of two years in a full time status. For more information, please click on the link below to expand or collapse.

Criteria & Conditions


  • Full-Time Nursing students in their senior year of an accredited Associate Degree Program with a graduation date of August 2015 or later, or students entering their junior/senior year in the process of obtaining a BSN degree are eligible. Second degree students who are enrolled in a program leading to a BSN are eligible to apply.
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average for the previous two full semesters or 30-36 academic credits. An official transcript must be submitted. A transcript from the student's high school must be submitted for a newly enrolled student.
  • Letters of recommendation describing clinical skills from two faculty members from unrelated clinical areas must be submitted. The high school applicant must submit two letters of reference from counseling/faculty members describing the student's strengths.
  • Written commitment to work at Virginia Hospital Center in the Division of Patient Care Services for a minimum of two years in a full time status following graduation. The two year commitment runs concurrent with the Fellowship commitment that is required for all new RN graduates. An Application for Employment, found on the Hospital's website, must be submitted with Application for Scholarship.
  • Written agreement to respond to inquiries regarding academic progress including official transcripts covering academic work since the scholarship award.
  • An interview with the Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President for Patient Care Services or designated others.
  • Virginia Hospital Center employees may not use tuition reimbursement and scholarship awards in the same year.


  • Employment at Virginia Hospital Center should begin at the first available new graduate fellowship program following graduation.
  • Employment will be offered based on positions available at the time of the student's graduation. If there are no positions available, or if the Hospital is unable to offer a position, the obligation to the Hospital will be considered satisfied. The money awarded would not have to be repaid.
  • The scholarship recipient must take licensing exam at the first available date following graduation.
  • Scholarship recipients who do not fulfill their commitment to be employed, or do not complete their academic program are required to repay scholarship monies in full within three months of graduation, or withdraw from the program.
For more details on any of these program, contact the Nurse Recruitment Office at Virginia Hospital Center at recruitment@virginiahospitalcenter.com.
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The annual Friends of Nursing Awards Ceremony celebrates nursing excellence at Virginia Hospital Center and the donors who underwrite this valuable program that ensures that Virginia Hospital Center has the best nursing staff in the region.

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