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Application requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • License to practice as a registered nurse
  • Minimum of 2080 hours (equivalent to one year full- time) of work experience as a registered nurse
  • At least a 3.0 grade point average

Application process

A completed application includes all of the following:

  • EMU MS in nursing application 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 paid online
  • Two reference forms – one from an employer and one academic – submitted online
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Transcripts should be sent to: Eastern Mennonite University Attn: MSN Program 1200 Park Road Harrisonburg VA 22802

  • Interview with the MSN Director and/or the School Nurse Coordinator

MSN Leadership and Management deadlines

May 15 is the deadline for submission of all application materials, with final decision of admissions by June 1. The program begins with a 1 semester hour course in August including a mandatory day and a half orientation, in late July/early August, at the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus. 

Application

Applicants are accepted to the program on a rolling basis.  Applicants will be notified as committee decisions are made.

MSN Leadership and School Nurse and School Nurse Certification deadlines

For those students needing to obtain a Pennsylvania Level 1 School Nurse Certificate

  • February 1 for submission of all application materials, with final decision of admissions by February 15.  The program begins with a mandatory one and one half day on-campus orientation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in early May, with classes starting in mid-May. 


For those students who already have a Level 1 School Nurse Certificate

  • May 15 is the deadline for submission of all application materials, with final decision of admissions by June 1. The program begins with a 1 semester hour course in August including a mandatory day and a half orientation, in late July/early August, at the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus. 
  • If the Level 1 Certificate courses were completed at EMU within the last year, no additional program orientation is required.  However, students are required to attend a video conference based orientation to the first MSN course which occurs in late July.


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