Traditional Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Traditional Four-Year Track in Nursing at Shenandoah University is designed for students beginning the BSN program as freshmen. These students are interested in the full, traditional college experience that includes living on campus and fully participating in campus life. Nursing courses begin in the first semester of study as a freshman and occur during every semester of the curriculum. Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to work in health care during summers. Technology in the nursing program is integrated throughout the curriculum; therefore, all nursing students participate in the computer technology program offered through the university.

Admitted freshmen must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) by the end of the freshman year and must achieve a minimum overall score of 65 percent (may be subject to change) to continue in the nursing program. Candidates may retake the exam only once.

The traditional 4-year BSN student must attain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all pre-requisite science courses (BIO 121, BIO 231 and 232 Anatomy and Physiology I and II, BIO 260 Microbiology, and CHEM 121) and a 3.0 GPA in the remaining prerequisites for nursing in order to progress to the nursing 200-level courses.

TEAS EXAM Testing Dates for Both Campuses:

Registration deadline is one week prior to each exam

Testing Dates for January and August 2014 Applicants                                              

Friday, September 13, 2013          9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 2013               9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, November 8, 2013              9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Testing Dates for August 2014 and January 2015 Applicants

Friday, December 13, 2013          9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10, 2014              9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, February 14, 2014            9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, March 14, 2014                 9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 2014                    9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 2014                      9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Testing Dates for January and August 2015 Applicants

Friday, June 13, 2014                  9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11, 2014                   9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Friday, August 8, 2014                9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Admissions requirements:

BSN Traditional Four Year Curriculum Requirements

Please contact Admissions for additional information at 540-665-4581 

To register for the TEAS exam, please complete this form and return to the School of Nursing.  If you have any questions, contact Kamie MacRae at 540-542-6284 or