Thinking about a career in nursing? Randolph-Macon College offers a unique pathway to this rewarding and challenging field of health care through our Guaranteed Admission Agreements with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing and the George Washington University (GWU) School of Nursing.


The agreement guarantees admission into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program at VCU to qualified students who have completed a bachelor's degree and the Honors Program requirements at Randolph-Macon College. Up to five Randolph-Macon College students per year, if they meet the qualifying GPA and other criteria, will be able to enroll in VCU's program, with no entry tests required.


The agreement guarantees admission into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at GWU to students who have earned a bachelor's degree at Randolph-Macon and meet the GPA and other requirements set forth by GWU.

Benefits of the R-MC pre-nursing pathway

  • Guaranteed admission: The agreements offer outstanding R-MC students a direct and smooth transition to premier nursing programs. 
  • A liberal arts preparation: With an emphasis on critical thinking and effective communication, a liberal arts education provides a strong foundation for any career. And R-MC supports students interested in careers in health care with a rigorous academic program, our Pre-Health Society, a dedicated Medical Careers Coordinator in our Edge Career Center and a growing number of collaborative agreements with medical and health sciences schools in the region.
  • Major options: Love literature? Fascinated by history? Curious about psychology? Students choosing to take advantage of the Guaranteed Admission Agreement with VCU need to complete a prerequisite selection of core courses. However, you can fulfill these requirements while also pursuing the major of your choice.
  • A well-rounded college experience: From sports to the arts, study abroad to volunteering at home, R-MC offers a setting where you can explore all your interests, both inside the classroom and in the world at large.