New Nursing 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 nursing requirements prior to program start:
Please complete the SU Student ID Form to obtain your ID. A link to the form will either be sent to you in your Welcome packet or you can find it in your nursing student Canvas course.
Student Parking Permit To obtain a parking permit, you must provide your vehicle registration information to the Department of Campus Safety. Your parking permit will be charged to your student account.
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.
Nursing Student Handbooks
Your SU Nursing Experience
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.
Student Nursing Organizations
Nursing offers many opportunities for you to get involved. You can become a member of various nursing organizations, such as the Nursing Mentors, Nurses Christian Fellowship or 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.
Nursing Mission Trips
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 Education Abroad Program, offering students many opportunities to explore other cultures firsthand. In addition to programs offered through the university’s Center for International Programs, Nursing periodically offers Nursing courses overseas. In past years, the school has offered opportunities to study in Thailand, Guatemala, Ireland and Tanzania.