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Shenandoah University Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director Sharon R. Simon, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing Faculty News: Winter 2022

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director Sharon R. Simon, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, (pictured, above) testified in Richmond in February before the Senate Education & Health subcommittee in support of House Bill 1245 advocating for Virginia nurse practitioners’ (NPs) autonomous licensing. If the Senate does not pass this bill, Virginia’s NPs will return to a five-year requirement […]

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Nursing students Mackenzie Dierberg (left) and Gabriella Raspanti (right) talk about balancing studies with being a student-athletes on Shenandoah University's women's lacrosse team.

Thriving in the Balance

Shenandoah University student-athletes are always engaged in a balancing act, as they integrate their athletic and academic responsibilities. However, there’s a particular intensity for undergraduate nursing student-athletes, who, like many Shenandoah students, not only begin their professional training in their first year, but are also in a highly technical program that requires intensive study as […]

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Shenandoah University Assistant Professor of Nursing Beth Ballenger with one of her therapy bunnies (in a basket).

Friday Faculty Spotlight: Beth Ballenger

This week’s Friday Faculty Spotlight has a cuddly component – bunnies! Assistant Professor of Nursing and Campus Learning Lab coordinator Karen “Beth” Ballenger, Ph.D., mixes her love of rabbits with her research into lowering stress and anxiety levels, particularly within health care (it was even the topic of her doctoral research!). We hope you enjoy […]

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Alumni Successes

Ekemini E. Emah

Nurse Leader Trains Others For Military Service

Ekemini E. Emah ’09 has used her Shenandoah education to fly high in her nursing career, first as a Pentagon flight medicine nurse manager and now as a chief education and training preventionist for the U.S. Air Force. Shenandoah gave me the opportunity to build friendships that will last a lifetime.” Ekemini E. Emah ’09 […]

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