Shenandoah University’s nursing programs are based on the strongest qualities of integrity, caring, curiosity, and intelligence.

Academic standards are rigorous, yet programs are convenient and flexible for today’s practicing nurses.

How to Apply

Apply online using the Shenandoah University Graduate Application as well as the School of Nursing Graduate Supplemental Application.

Deadline Dates

  • Fall Priority Deadline 1: January 15
  • Fall Priority Deadline 2: March 15 (After the March 15 Deadline space is not guaranteed)
  • Fall Deadline 3: April 15
  • Fall Deadline 4: June 15
  • Spring Deadline: November 1
  • Health Informatics Certificate Deadline: January 15

Decisions announced two months after deadline. June 15 Deadline decisions will be announced by August 15.

Start term

  • Most Nursing Programs: Fall Spring, and Summer
  • Health Informatics Certificate: Fall
  • Nurse-Midwifery Post Graduate Certificate: Fall
  • Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate: Summer
  • Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate: Summer
  • Post Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate: Summer
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Fall
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner: Fall
  • MSN programs: Fall and Spring

Program Prerequisites

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-BSN to DNP
  • Post-MSN to DNP
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Certificate Programs
Post Master’s Certificates


Post Graduate Certificate

Learn more about Nursing at Shenandoah