Nursing at EMU

Nursing majors do clinical work in local hospitals at Eastern Mennonite UniversityEMU’s nursing program is a learning community that functions within a sacred covenant model of nursing characterized by trust among partners, loyalty, responsibility, mutual obligations and unconditional faithfulness. At EMU, you’ll:

  • Interact 1:1 with faculty in mentoring relationships.
  • Enjoy a flexible testing schedule with selected classes.
  • 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.

Careers in nursing

EMU nursing graduates often 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.

Study options for nursing majors

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, .

Other nursing programs at EMU

Degree completion – RN to Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing
Registered nurses wanting to earn their BS can enroll in EMU’s adult degree completion program (evening program), designed for working professionals. The ADCP nursing program is offered at the main Harrisonburg campus and at EMU’s Lancaster site.

MS in Nursing
Our online master’s level program offers two tracks: leadership and management, and school nurse leadership. Both are designed for working nurses who need to maintain family commitments, stay in their home area, and remain on the job while completing graduate studies. Contact us at 540-432-4240.

Program news

  • At a known sanctuary where several migrant trails intersect on their way towards Tucson and beyond, migrants have constructed a shrine to commemorate loved ones lost along the way. This photo was taken by senior nursing student Zach Coverdale during one of his trips into the desert to provide food, water and care to those in need.

    Arizona Samaritans help life-threatened migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border

    January 22nd, 2015

    Since 2003, over 2,000 desperate people have died trying to cross the harsh Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the southwest United States. This continuous death toll prompted the foundation of Tucson Samaritans, a humanitarian group which has drawn in Isabel Allen, an alumnus of EMU’s STAR program, and senior nursing student Zach Coverdale. Allen is …More

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    Married alumni couple spends spare time saving lives

    January 5th, 2015

    On any given Saturday night, when most married couples are relaxing in front of their TVs or maybe eating out, this couple is more likely to be found at an accident scene or a strange home – “seeing things no one else will see.” Jackson and Katrina (Lehman) Maust have been rescue squad members since …More

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