Pre-nursing students work with the Health Professions Advising Group (HealthPAG), which assists students interested in a variety of health fields.

Roanoke provides a rigorous preparation in the sciences, along with a strong liberal arts background and access to research opportunities and guaranteed clinical experiences.  This will give you an edge in gaining admission to top-quality graduate programs across the country.  At Roanoke College, we emphasize direct entry Master of Science in Nursing programs and have an agreement with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

You are encouraged to volunteer and to shadow healthcare professionals in their chosen fields. The Roanoke Valley is a medical hub for southwestern Virginia; Roanoke's rapidly growing medical community, including two major hospital systems, two medical schools, and several free clinics creates tremendous learning opportunities for you. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of high-level research projects at Roanoke.

Faculty advisors will work with you every step of the way—from your freshman year onward. They not only help you select appropriate coursework and extracurricular activities, but also work with you to prepare for admissions testing, draft personal statements and develop strategies for professional school interviews.

A Great Place to Pursue Medicine:  As the medical hub of Southwest Virginia, the Roanoke Valley is the home of two major healthcare systems, a VA hospital and multiple medical schools. Students benefit from the relationships Roanoke College has cultivated with these organizations.