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.

140924_368_RS_480x720_72_RGBThe Graduate Program in Nursing at Shenandoah University consists of 4 specialty programs:

The Program is accredited by CCNE* and the Nurse-Midwifery specialty program is additionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education*.

All of the specialties offer the following degree credential completion options:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post Graduate Certificates
  • RN to MSN option


*Please refer to the School of Nursing home page Accreditation section for more information.

The FNP and PMHNP specialties also offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as a post BSN or as a post MSN degree.

The Nurse-Midwifery Program offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Midwifery through the Midwifery Initiative a collaboration between Shenandoah University and other graduate nursing programs in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the nation. Please refer to the “Nurse Midwifery Programs” page for additional information on the Midwifery Initiative.

The PMHNP collaborates with other universities in Virginia and West Virginia to offer a Post Graduate 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.

Our curricula combine distance learning with a personal touch. Computer technology is used to help you access curricular materials no matter where you are as long as you have access to a computer.

For more information about program curriculum, please go to the SU Academics Resource page to view the current Graduate Catalog.