Nursing at EMU
EMU offers several different nursing degrees:
- Traditional BS in Nursing
- Traditional second degree BS in Nursing
- Accelerated second degree BS in Nursing
- LPN to BS in Nursing
- RN to BS in Nursing
- Masters of Science in Nursing
EMU’s nursing department is a learning community that functions within a sacred covenant model of nursing characterized by trust among partners, loyalty, responsibility, mutual obligation, and unconditional faithfulness. At EMU, you’ll:
- Interact 1:1 with faculty in mentoring relationships.
- Develop generalist nursing skills, clinical reasoning, and nursing judgment.
- Gain skills in adaptability and confidence for this ever-changing field.
- Make a difference by using research in practice.
- Participate in cross-cultural study to develop global awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.
In addition to being a premiere academic program at EMU and in our region, our nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nursing as Vocation
EMU nursing graduates develop a personal art of nursing, having a sense of the sacred in moments and places, and a profound sense of respect for all people. EMU nurses are concerned with the “whole” person, family and community. They learn to work in any setting where nurses are needed.
Nurses who have studied at EMU now work in community-based health services, primary care settings, education, long-term care, mental health, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, obstetrical nursing, occupational health nursing, forensic nursing, home health nursing and international settings.
“As a class, we have presented capstones to groups outside of EMU at professional conferences. We have talked to patients and families that did not speak English as a first language. We have watched and comforted patients as they were dying and we have cared for over 3,100 patients in our time in nursing school.”
- Caleb Martin, ’14 graduate
Application and admission
If you’re a prospective first-year undergraduate student, find your admissions counselor and start the conversation. If you’re a transfer student, contact the admissions counselor who works with transfers, . RN to BS in Nursing students should contact the RN to BS office . Masters of Nursing students should contact the graduate and professional studies office.
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