Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA 22601
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Shenandoah University is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It was established in 1875 as Shenandoah Seminary in Dayton, Virginia. The seminary became a college in 1924 when it began offering two-year degrees. It moved to its current location in Winchester in 1960 after merging with the Shenandoah Conservatory. The campus covers 126 acres near Interstate 81. The Medical Campus is close to the Winchester Medical Center. Shenandoah University includes six schools and one college, offering over 90 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The schools include the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing.

Shenandoah University offers traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. The MSN program includes five different specialty tracks including Nurse Midwifery. The programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students who are enrolled in the traditional BSN program begin taking nursing courses during their freshman year. Instead of waiting until the second or third year, incoming freshmen are directly admitted into the nursing program. They also begin their clinical rotations during their sophomore year, offering more time to gain hands-on training. The accelerated program also includes clinical rotations and is intended to be completed in just 15 months.

Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

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

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 1 17
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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

Admission

83%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1200
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$895/credit
In State Students$895/credit
Out of State Students$895/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$860/credit
In State Students$860/credit
Out of State Students$860/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $40,275 $40,275 $40,275
ADN 70 $62,650 $62,650 $62,650
BSN 125 $111,875 $111,875 $111,875
FNP 50 $43,000 $43,000 $43,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Shenandoah University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 26% $4,265
Other Federal Grant 25% $427
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $3,094
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $12,720
Federal Student Loans 74% $5,741
Private Loans 14% $16,402

$29,248

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,814
$30,001 to $48,000$22,230
$48,001 to $75,000$28,018
$75,001 to $110,000$31,937
Over $110,000$32,593

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Student Population

2,063

Undergrads

1,781

Graduates

2,547

Women

1,297

Men

77%

Full-time

23%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
57%
Race/ethnicity unknown
18%
Black/African American
9%
Hispanic
5%
Asian
5%
Non-resident alien
4%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

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Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited nursing ...

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.

Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601
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