Shenandoah is a great place to start your nursing career! Whether you are just starting college, want to transfer in, or have a bachelor’s degree in another field but have decided to become a nurse, we have a program that suits your needs. Our undergraduate nursing programs prepare students with the necessary skills and knowledge for entry-level nursing positions in a variety of settings.
We also offer practicing RNs the opportunity to complete their BSN degrees. We offer undergraduate programs at both our Winchester and Northern Virginia (Ashburn) campuses. Technology in the nursing program is integrated throughout the curriculum and all undergraduate nursing students participate in the computer technology program offered through the university.
Traditional Four-Year Track
The Traditional Four-Year track in Nursing is designed for students beginning the BSN program as freshmen. Nursing courses begin in the first year of study and occur during every year of the curriculum. Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to work in health care during summers. Offered in Winchester; fall entry only.
The Transfer track in Nursing is designed for students transferring to Shenandoah University with some college credits already earned. This track begins in the fall or spring semester and can be completed in five academic semesters. Students in the transfer track must have completed all of the prerequisite courses and general education requirements prior to being accepted into the BSN program. Offered in Winchester; applications accepted for fall or spring entry.
The RN-to-BSN program offers Registered Nurses the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, which increases career options and broadens leadership opportunities. Throughout the program, study, communication, leadership, ethics, genomics, concepts of research and evidence-based practice are included, along with community practice and emergency preparedness. The School of Nursing offers advanced placement for Registered Nurses holding an associate degree or diploma in nursing. For RNs admitted into the program, advanced placement by transfer of credit is offered for general education and nursing courses from other accredited institutions of higher education. Students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Once prerequisite courses are completed, students may complete the BSN degree in two semesters of full-time study or three to six semesters of part-time study. Offered in Winchester; fall entry only.
Accelerated Second Degree-BSN Track
The Accelerated Second Degree-BSN track offers an innovative approach to nursing education; it is 15 months long and designed for the student who already holds a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. Because of the intensity of the program it is strongly recommended that students not be employed while enrolled in this accelerated program of study. Offered in Winchester (fall entry only) and at the Northern Virginia campus (fall and spring entry).
Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (V-BSN) – Shenandoah University’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is now at the forefront of identifying and educating military veterans pursuing the field of professional nursing. The university is one of nine institutions across the country participating in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Contact the School of Nursing
Health and Life Sciences Building 1460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601Phone: (540) 678-4374Fax: (540) 665-5519
Northern Virginia Campus, Leesburg, VA:44160 Scholar Plaza, Suite 100 Leesburg, VA 20176Phone: (540) 535-3402 Fax: (540) 542-6554