Undergraduate Information

So, you want to be a nurse?

Graduate Programs

Shenandoah offers a broad array of specialized graduate degrees.

Our Faculty Experts

Our faculty comprise principled & experienced healthcare professionals.

What Our Students Say

Our students are enthusiastic about our nursing program.

Health & Life Sciences Building

Welcome to the School of Nursing


We're excited about the future of Nursing

At Shenandoah, our role is to help you prepare for success in this challenging and satisfying health profession. As a student here, you will have opportunities to share and learn from your fellow students, faculty and practicing nurses, from within the classroom to a range of clinical environments including hospitals, medical practices and pharmacies. 

Our programs are challenging, but the rewards of completing your degree and entering this critical profession are many. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to nurses at all levels -- from people entering the profession with a Bachelor's degree in nursing, to advanced practice nurses seeking doctoral-level training. Our programs are dynamic and responsive to the needs of our students and the health care industry. Shenandoah Nursing offers classes in Winchester at the Health Professions Building on the campus of Winchester Medical Center, and in Ashburn at the Shenandoah Northern Virginia campus, conveniently located on Route 7 just east of Leesburg. We're excited to share our programs with you. 

Please contact the Office of Admissions to get started and begin the application process. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Project Nurse is an electronic system that the School of Nursing is using to track immunizations, CPRs, and other clinical requirements.  Current students can log in to the system to view what is currently on file.


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs

Nursing Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing offers a range of graduate programs, including graduate certificates, post-graduate certificates, master’s degrees and doctor of nursing practice degrees. The Graduate Program in Nursing at Shenandoah University consists of 4 specialties: Nurse-Midwifery Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Health Systems Management The Program is accredited by CCNE…Read More

Graduate Nursing Admissions

We’re excited you’re interested in one of our graduate nursing programs! Shenandoah Reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means we will begin evaluating your application once all your documentation has been submitted. Students submitting completed applications before our priority deadlines will be considered first. All applications received after these dates will be considered based…Read More

Continuing Nurse Education

Faith Community Nursing

What Students Say

I love that the nursing program at SU offers opportunities to extend our health professions experiences beyond the classroom with mission trips. Over spring break, I was given an opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip to Brazil that was extremely rewarding and beneficial to my nursing education! It allowed me an opportunity to put practical skills to use and develop a deeper connection with my fellow nursing students and faculty as we worked together to provide healthcare in a remote community.

– Leslie Purcell

My favorite moment at Shenandoah University was when I was allowed to participate in an actual birthing experience, helping the mother. This made my day, but it would not have happened without the nursing faculty members who continually motivated me through one of the toughest times of my life. Things worked out, and I was lucky to be a part of this family’s memorable event. This clinical experience was one of my best, and I can proudly say I consider them family. Thank you to the nurses at SU!

– Yolanda Haley, Accelerated Second Degree Student

It’s hands-on education led by experienced faculty who truly care about the students and the program. One of my favorite is the low student-to-teacher ratio. This allows the nursing faculty to spend quality time with the students, giving us a lot of valuable one-on-one training and assistance. The teachers are always available to answer questions and provide guidance in both the classroom and clinical settings. The SU nursing students are like a family away from home — we are excited to be a part of the program and work together in clinical groups, study sessions and community projects.

– Leslie Purcell

My education at Shenandoah provided me with a great foundation, and my professors gave me the support and encouragement that reflects in the way I practice nursing today. They prepared me for some tough days and for the daily grind of nursing. They also shared their passion for nursing, and their support didn’t end when I graduated. I still keep in touch with them.”

– Christen Helfrich Morrison, B.S.N. (’08), RN

I came back to Shenandoah for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees because my professors are interested in my success. They push me to excel in all that I do. Their commitment to excellence and providing a quality education has given me an opportunity to pursue an advanced practice nursing degree. Hopefully, one day, I will become an awesome teacher!”

– Ruby M. Anumah, M.S.N. (’11), RN

“I returned to Shenandoah for my bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate because I liked the close-knit community. Small classes and individualized attention made learning enjoyable. The faculty is top notch. Returning for multiple degrees was an easy choice.”

– Kimberley D. Ryan, D.N.P. (’10)




The Health Professions Building (HPB) was completed in 1996 and houses the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Respiratory Care. The building is modern and is designed to accommodate technologies and learning. There are a variety of spaces in the facility that include large auditorium-style classrooms, mid-size classrooms, seminar-style classrooms and learning laboratories. A cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch onsite. HPB is located on the Winchester Medical Center Campus, which is approximately 20 minutes by car from the main campus. HPB is in close proximity to the medical center, where a number of clinical experiences occur for the students.



The facility offers programs in Nursing, Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Education. Facilities include seven classrooms, a 100 seat lecture/activity room, a computer laboratory, a student lounge area, a library study area, 12 staff/faculty offices and three nursing laboratories that contain simulation equipment. The campus also includes a large kitchen and lunch room.

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Shenandoah University
School of Nursing

1775 N. Sector Court
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 678-4374
Fax: (540) 665-5519



Shenandoah University
Northern Virginia Campus

44160 Scholar Plaza, Suite 100
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (571) 223-0238
Fax: (571) 223-0460

To apply to the School of Nursing, inquire about Curriculum Requirements and for all Admissions information:

Please call (540) 665-4581 or (800) 432-2266

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!


The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs which are fully accredited by:

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036; (202) 463-6930

Virginia Board of Nursing   Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233; (804) 367-4515

Nurse-Midwifery Program

The Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910; (240) 485-1800