The traditional track in nursing at Shenandoah University is designed for students beginning the BSN program as freshmen.
Nursing courses begin in the second semester of study as a freshman and occur during every semester of the curriculum. 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.
Shenandoah University’s Nursing program is special because it has direct admittance. Many schools do not admit students into their nursing programs until their junior year, but at Shenandoah you know you are in the nursing program upon admittance to the university. That also means that you start taking nursing classes earlier. Your first nursing course will be in your freshman year and your first clinical will be in your sophomore year. You will complete three clinical rotations with SU, rather than just one.
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.