New Student Information
In order to facilitate a smooth transition into our nursing programs, we would like to take this opportunity to share some important details. Our objective is to assist you with a successful beginning and to ensure a quality experience. All admitted SU Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing students are required to complete the following prior to program start:
Student Parking Decal
New Student Orientations – graduate and undergraduate
All School of Nursing admitted students receive a complete checklist of requirements and next steps via email prior to SU academic calendar deadlines.
For more in depth information about SU, please go to Campus Life.
The student experience at the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is unparalleled. Whether participating in activities through Sigma Theta Tau or the Student Nurses Association; discussing your career goals with a faculty mentor; traveling internationally on mission trips; or getting involved with the Alumni Association, you’ll feel part of the close-knit Shenandoah University nursing family for years to come.
Nursing offers many opportunities for you to get involved. You can become a member of various nursing organizations, such as the Student Nurses Association (SNA). We have an active SNA chapter that arranges events throughout the year and holds fundraisers for charities and student needs. Every year, the Rho Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Nursing Honor Society, selects outstanding SU nursing students to join its ranks. This prestigious organization recognizes student academic success and helps student nurses make professional contacts and explore career opportunities.
Every year, Shenandoah University offers several opportunities to attend domestic and international mission trips. The School of Nursing has coordinated mission trips for its midwifery programs to Nicaragua and all nursing programs to Brazil, traveling on a medical mission boat and delivering much needed healthcare to remote populations along the Amazon.
Shenandoah University has a vibrant study abroad program, offering students many opportunities to explore other cultures first hand. In addition to programs offered through the university’s International Cross-Cultural Center, Nursing periodically offers Nursing courses overseas. In past years, the school has offered opportunities to study in Thailand, Guatemala, Ireland and Tanzania.
What Our Students Say:
Traveling to Brazil with Shenandoah’s nursing program allowed me to put my practical skills and my knowledge to use while providing health care in a remote country.”
– Leslie Purcell, B.S.N. (’13), RN traveled by boat with a medical mission team to Manaus, Brazil, the capital of the Amazonas.
Shenandoah’s nursing program is great. I learned so much and experienced some amazing opportunities. Getting involved with the Student Nurses Association and different organizations on campus helped me to learn the leadership and people skills that will benefit me tremendously in my work.”
– Mark Sipe, B.S.N. (’12), RN
My education at Shenandoah provided me with a great foundation, and my professors gave me the support and encouragement that reflects in the way I practice nursing today. They prepared me for some tough days and for the daily grind of nursing. They also shared their passion for nursing, and their support didn’t end when I graduated. I still keep in touch with them.”
– Christen Helfrich Morrison, B.S.N. (’08), RN, NICU, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.