Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of School of Nursing

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?

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
What is this?

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
What is this?
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX Passrate History

Annual NCLEX 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 74 94.6 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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
01/31/2001 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
06/23/1997 - 06/07/1997
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
06/07/1997 - 01/31/2001
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/09/2004 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Admissions

88%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 570
SAT: Math440 to 550
SAT: Writing410 to 540
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$28,310

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$22,022
30k to 48k$26,271
48k to 75k$25,821
75k to 110k$28,520
Over 110k$30,879
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Financial Aid & Loan

93%

Recipients

$14,421

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

26%

Recipients

$4,375

Average Amount

Pell grants

69%

Recipients

$7,638

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

2,099

Undergrads

1,819

Graduates

2,568

Women

1,350

Men

75%

Full-time

25%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
59%
Race/ethnicity unknown
13%
Black/African American
10%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
5%
Non-resident alien
4%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 665-4500