At Shenandoah, our role is to help you prepare for success in this challenging and satisfying health profession. As a student here, you will have opportunities to share and learn from your fellow students, faculty and practicing nurses, from within the classroom to a range of clinical environments including hospitals, medical practices and pharmacies.
Our programs are challenging, but the rewards of completing your degree and entering this critical profession are many. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to nurses at all levels -- from people entering the profession with a Bachelor's degree in nursing, to advanced practice nurses seeking doctoral-level training. Our programs are dynamic and responsive to the needs of our students and the health care industry. Shenandoah Nursing offers classes in Winchester, Leesburg, and Fairfax. We're excited to share our programs with you.
Please contact the Office of Admissions to get started and begin the application process. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
EXXAT is an electronic system that the School of Nursing is using to track immunizations, CPRs, and other clinical requirements. Current students can log in to the system to view what is currently on file.
As a freshman or transfer student, you’ll find yourself launching head-first into a rigorous nursing curriculum. With the support of an experienced nursing faculty adviser, you’ll receive academic and professional guidance throughout your nursing education at Shenandoah. You will also have direct access to a full range of student-life activities on and off campus. After you’ve completed your studies, you’ll sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), prepared with the skills and knowledge to apply for entry-level professional nurse positions.
The curricula for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs combine important knowledge and skills with a friendly and caring spirit. Students like you share diverse backgrounds and personal and professional experiences with seasoned teaching faculty and clinical preceptors, who contribute to robust classroom discussions and enriching and exciting clinical interactions. Our goal is to prepare and challenge you for that next step in your professional career.
We’re excited you’re interested in one of our graduate nursing programs! Shenandoah Reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means we will begin evaluating your application once all your documentation has been submitted. Students submitting completed applications before our priority deadlines will be considered first.
Are you looking for free interprofessional health education opportunities?
Shenandoah University’s Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE) Learning Center is for you! The VIPE Learning Center is available to students, faculty members or clinical preceptors. VIPE can be used to access free lectures on interprofessional practice, rural health guidelines, and clinical simulations.
There’s a special bond between Shenandoah University students and their professors. You’ll enjoy close relationships with faculty members who will mentor you in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of our nursing education.
Shenandoah’s experienced and practicing faculty take every opportunity to provide you with the academic foundation you’ll need to meet the standards and rising expectations for practice in the nursing profession. They provide an environment where you can be inquisitive, grow and excel.
Replete with standard and active-learning classrooms, meeting and study spaces, cadaver lab, laboratories and lounges, the 71,000-square-foot building is home to nursing, respiratory care, and pre-health programs.
The cutting-edge simulation suite is comprised of four rooms configured as an emergency department (ER) and operating room (OR), an intensive care unit (ICU), labor & delivery and pediatrics, and a medical-surgical unit.
Scholar Plaza, Loudoun
This facility is an option for Accelerated-Second-Degree Nursing students. Scholar Plaza offers classrooms, a 100 seat lecture/activity room, a computer laboratory, a student lounge area, a library study area, cadaver lab, and three nursing simulation laboratories.
Inova Center for Personalized Health, Fairfax
This facility is an option for graduate nursing students. Shenandoah has partnered with INOVA to offer a fleet of new healthcare programs at this new location in Fairfax, Virginia. This facility is ideally located in close proximity to the Inova Health Care System’s Fairfax Hospital, and is perfect for students who prefer an urban setting that is complete with outstanding restaurants, shopping opportunities, and easy access to Washington D.C.
Nursing Global Experiential Learning destinations have included Belize, Brazil, Haiti, Switzerland, Guatemala, Ireland, Tanzania, Thailand, and more!
Join us for our first nursing GEL trip to Cuba in January 2019!
Beyond GEL trips, Nursing students can take advantage of all of the travel abroad opportunities that Shenandoah has to offer including the Global Citizenship Project, an all expenses paid trip over spring break, and semester abroad opportunities at partner universities across the globe.