The traditional track in nursing at Shenandoah University is designed for students beginning the BSN program as first-year student.
Shenandoah’s Nursing program is special because it has direct admittance. Many schools do not admit students into their nursing programs until the junior year, but at Shenandoah you know you are in the nursing program upon admittance to the university. That also means that you can start taking nursing classes earlier than other programs elsewhere. Student’s first nursing course and first clinical will be in your sophomore year. Additionally, nursing students are assigned a nursing faculty advisor upon entry to the university.
A strong background in the sciences and math is recommended for students considering the nursing program.
Special admission requirements:
- Hold a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Successfully complete high school Biology and Chemistry with a grade of B- or better.
Once enrolled to be in the program, all students are required to undergo a criminal background check, fingerprinting and random urine drug screening, as well as have up-to-date required vaccinations.