Nursing at EMU
What makes nursing at EMU unique? Here you’ll find a nursing education like no other. We offer:
- Smaller class sizes
- Individualized attention from mentoring faculty and staff
- A perspective of nursing within a sacred covenant framework in which the nurse practices presence, grace, agape love, justice, and advocacy.
- The chance to make a difference by partnering with community agencies in a project that promotes the health of local citizens
- The ability to make a difference by listening to stories of clients and the opportunity to become a part of that story in a meaningful way.
- Nursing practice that is concerned with the “whole” person, the family and the community…
- The opportunity to make a difference by using research in practice.
- Interaction with diverse cultures.
The goal of EMU’s nursing department is to graduate nurses who develop a personal art of nursing that grows from an excellent knowledge base, their own personal resources, a sense of the sacred in moments and places and a profound sense of respect for all people.
Careers in nursing
prepared for success
- Nearly 100% of recent EMU nursing graduates passed their state boards (NCLEX-RN) on the first try. And more than 90% are working in a field related to nursing within a year of graduation.
EMU nursing graduates are generalists prepared to function as beginning practitioners in a variety of settings with a focus on individuals, families, or groups of clients.
Nurses who 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.
- Traditional undergraduate nursing major
- Any student admitted to EMU may declare a nursing major, which requires a strong background in the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. Learn more…
- RN to Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing
- Registered nurses wanting to earn their BSN can select from the traditional program (day classes) and the 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.
- A nursing curriculum for LPNs who have work experience. Learn more…
- Second Degree
- Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field can begin a four-semester track toward a BSN. Learn more…
- MA in Nursing
- Our online master’s level program offers two tracks: leadership and management, and school nurse leadership. The program is designed for working nurses who need to maintain family commitments, stay in their home area, and remain on the job while completing graduate studies. Learn more…
Application and admission
If you’re a prospective first-year undergraduate student, find your admissions counselor and start the conversation. Transferring to EMU? Contact the EMU admissions counselor who works with nursing transfers, . Interested in the MSN? Start the conversation by contacting the MSN office at 540-432-4240.