Graduate Nursing-Specific Admissions Requirements

The following lists all of the admissions requirements for the Nursing Graduate Programs. All programs initially require the Shenandoah University graduate application and $30 application fee. Please complete the required nursing admissions packet below:

2014 Nursing Admissions 

School of Nursing Interview Dates for 2014

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19

Application requirements by program

RN-MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

RN-MSN – Nurse Midwifery

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

RN-MSN – Health Systems Management

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

RN-MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

MSN – Nurse Midwifery

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum Vitae form
  • Interview required

MSN – Health Systems Management

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum Vitae form
  • Interview required

MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate

  • Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

Nurse Midwifery Post-Master’s Certificate

  • Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate

  • Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate

  • Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required 

Health Informatics Graduate Certificate

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a health professions educational program
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  • Must be a licensed health professional with at least a Bachelor of Science in their field from an accredited college and/or university 
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a health professions service supervisor, and one from a health professions faculty member
  • Graduate Application for admission with a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • BSN prepared nurses must be a licensed registered nurse in the U.S and must be licensed in Virginia, or must apply for and receive Virginia licensure by endorsement.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score at acceptable level for Non-Native English Speakers 

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or from which credit was received
  • Copy of your current nursing license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of 2080 hours of clinical experience  
  • Writing sample
  • Curriculum vitae form
  • Interview required

All documents must be sent to the following address:

Shenandoah University
Office of Graduate Admissions

1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601