“EMU’s nursing program gave me exactly what I needed. EMU’s emphasis on peace and justice, respect for all people, and service to others prepared me for a job that is a perfect fit.”
Judith Trumbo, Class of 82
President and CEO of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
Traditional Nursing Major
Any student admitted to EMU may declare a nursing major, which requires a strong, well-rounded background in the biology, chemistry, mathematics, and the social sciences.
Years one and two
A career in nursing requires preparation. During the first and second years at EMU, nursing students take the following prerequisite courses:
- CHEM 102 – Matter & Energy (exceptions based on EMU placement exam, honors chemistry, or two years of high school chemistry)
- BIOL 112, 122 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II
- BIOCH 152 – Human Biochemistry
- BIOL 202 – Microbiology
- PSYC 202 – Developmental Psychology
- SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology (or other approved sociology course)
- BIOL 242 – Nutrition Fundamentals
Clinical level of the nursing program
The nursing department offers official admission to the nursing program (often called the “clinical” level of the program) when students have met all admissions requirements:
- C or higher in all prerequisite courses listed above
- Minimum 2.8 GPA
Application deadlines for clinical level of program
Application deadline for fall semester is February 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by March 30.
Application deadline for spring semester is June 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by July 30.