EMU nursing graduates are preferred by employers for many reasons, including outstanding academic preparation. More than 90% of EMU nursing students pass their state boards on the first try.
Highlights of Our Nursing Program
EMU nursing faculty say nursing is more than knowing about the body. It’s about understanding and caring for the total person.
Our nursing program emphasizes caring relationships motivated by Christian service goals. Nursing preparation at EMU helps students to look at health care needs as part of a whole— physical, spiritual, mental and environmental. Students learn to work in any setting where nurses are needed. We train nurses to have adaptability and confidence in an ever-changing field.
Key points of our program
- Accreditation with the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
- Faculty who see themselves as listeners as well as teachers
- 1:1 mentoring by caring professors
- Combination of traditional classroom and laboratory teaching
Units of study may include:
- Laboratory demonstrations and exercises
- Interactive video and multimedia
- Clinical experience in hospitals and other real-life settings
- Traditional 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 about being a nursing major…
- RN to BSN
- 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.
- At EMU, LPNs work closely with faculty mentors to navigate the program throughout their four semesters. LPNs initially enroll in two bridge courses that focus on the transition to the RN roles, such as planning care for patients, using research in practice and facilitating patient learning. Learn more…
- Second Degree
- Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field can begin a four-semester track toward a BSN. Learn more…
After completion of the program, graduates take the licensure by examination for registered nurses, administered by the National Council of State Board of Nursing, Inc.
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Annual Pass Rates on NCLEX RN on First Try for EMU Nursing Graduates
(Compared to US. Educated Average Pass Rate for First Try)
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