Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Shenandoah University Traditional BSN program is a four year track designed for students who are just entering the program as freshmen for full time instruction with a combination of nursing and general education courses beginning from the first semester of enrollment. Students are encouraged to take the opportunities made available to work in healthcare settings during summers.

The university also provides a transfer track into the program that is intended for students who have already completed all general education requirements and pre-requisite courses. Transfer students are accepted in the fall or in the spring semesters for five academic semesters of full time instruction.

The other track, RN to BSN offers advanced placement entry for Registered Nurses who have a diploma in nursing or an associate degree. RNs can transfer general education credits and nursing courses taken at an accredited institute to complete the BSN in two semesters of full time enrollment of three to six semesters of part time study.

The last track is second degree BSN/accelerated BSN is a 15 month program designed for students who already have a baccalaureate degree in a nursing program.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Specific immunizations required by healthcare facilities
  • Proof of Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Complete criminal background check
  • Random drug testing
  • Current CPR certificate for health care providers from the American Heart Association
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 83.49%
Average number of students tested annually: 118
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Shenandoah University as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 141 87.23 74.97
2011 130 83 87.83
2010 81 80.25 86.26
2009 81 80.25 87.33
2008 75 72 84.97
2007 90 70 82.16

Masters Program

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

RN to MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Doctoral Program

Program accreditations: CCNE

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Accelerated BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 83.49%
Average number of students tested annually: 118
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Shenandoah University as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 141 87.23 74.97
2011 130 83 87.83
2010 81 80.25 86.26
2009 81 80.25 87.33
2008 75 72 84.97
2007 90 70 82.16

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Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601