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!
Attention, transfer students!
The School of Nursing has openings available for the Fall Semester – contact Admissions at
540-665-4851 for more information.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As an undergraduate nursing student, you will have a rigorous and challenging academic program. But there’s plenty of time for bonding with your fellow students and taking advantage of the college experience. Here are a few of the many ways to get involved. Student Organizations Nursing offers many opportunities for students to get involved. Students…Read More
The Graduate Program in Nursing at Shenandoah University consists of 4 specialties: Nurse-Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Health Systems Management. The Program is accredited by CCNE and the nurse-midwifery specialty is additionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.
All of the specialties offer the following degree completions options: Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificates, and the RN to MSN option. The FNP and PMHNP specialties also offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice as a post BSN or as a post MSN.
The Nurse-Midwifery Specialty also offers an endorsement certificate in midwifery through the Midwifery Initiative a collaboration between SU and other graduate nursing programs in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the nation. Please refer to the “Midwifery Initiative Page” on this website for additional information on the Midwifery Initiative.
The PMHNP also has collaborations with other universities in Virginia and West Virginia to offer an endorsement certificate in PMHNP. No matter what degree completion option you chose, all graduates of the Nurse-Midwifery, FNP and PMHNP specialties are eligible to take their national certification exams to receive certification in their specialty. Additionally, nurse-midwifery, FNP, and PMHNP graduates will be eligible to receive prescriptive authority in their states. For information on the curricula of all of these specialties, please click on the appropriate hyperlink on this page.
Our curricula combine distance learning with a personal touch. Ipods and Podcasting are used to help you be able to access curricular materials no matter where you are as long as you have an Ipod (or other MP3 player) and access to a computer. We are excited about our program. If the professions we offer are in your professional dream, please contact us for information. The flexibility of the curriculum assures that we will be the perfect fit for you.
The Division of Nursing offers a range of graduate programs, including graduate certificates, post-graduate certificates, master’s degrees and doctor of nursing practice degrees. Family Nurse Practitioner The FNP Certificate is designed to provide the nurse with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume the role of a primary health care provider in a variety of…Read More
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
What Students Say
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
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
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
WINCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
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.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA CAMPUS
As of January 2009, Shenandoah University’s Northern Virginia Campus relocated to a new facility and home. Named Scholar Plaza, the facility will continue offering programs in Nursing, Respiratory Care, Business, and Education. The new Northern Virginia Campus more than doubles the previous building’s size to more than 20,000 square feet. 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 conference room and a large kitchen/lunch room.
In “An Open Letter to College and University Leaders: College Completion Must Be Our Priority” released this week by the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, Shenandoah University was cited (pages 12-13) for its efforts to “…streamline administrative procedures, making… Read More
Shenandoah receives largest competitive grant in the university’s history. The grant is funded by the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. Shenandoah University is pleased to announce the acquisition of a $2.58 million federal grant by the Eleanor Wade Custer… Read More
NIH grant will aid the university and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) researchers in their desire to address the issue of infant mortality in Winchester City, Frederick and Page counties. Shenandoah University has received its first-ever National Institutes of Health… Read More
School of Nursing
1775 N. Sector Court
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 678-4374
Fax: (540) 665-5519
Northern Virginia Campus
44160 Scholar Plaza, Suite 100
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (571) 223-0238
Fax: (571) 223-0460
For admission questions or for more information:
Please call (540) 665-4581 or (800) 432-2266
The Division 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
The Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910; (240) 485-1800