Averett University to expand to northern Virginia with regional campus

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Averett University is growing and adding another regional campus, specifically for nursing students.

Orbis Education has partnered with Averett to create an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Alexandria, Virginia.

The program will accompany Averett's already existing nursing program, which is one of the most popular majors at the university.

"There's a huge shortage of nurses in that area and the workforce has just demanded it, so we're responding to that need there and expanding our nursing footprint," says the Director of Marketing and Communications for Averett University, Cassie Jones.

The program is designed for students with non-nursing academic experience and will enable students to graduate in as few as 16 months.