Apply to the Master’s in Nursing

Applicants are accepted to the program on a rolling basis, with preference given to applicants who will study full time. The admissions committee meets quarterly to review complete applications. Applicants will be notified as committee decisions are made.

MSN Leadership and School Nurse deadlines

March 1 for submission of all application materials, with final decision of admissions by March 15. The program begins with a mandatory on-campus orientation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in early May, with classes starting in mid-May. In addition, students strongly encouraged to attend a day and a half on-campus orientation to the entire MSN program in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in early August.

MSN Leadership and Management deadlines

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

2015 MSN Program Calendar

Spring 2015

January 5 – Spring semester classes begin

Summer 2015

May 8 – Mandatory Orientation in Lancaster, PA for new School Nurse Certificate and MSN – Leadership & School Nurse Students
May 11 – NURS 504 School Nursing Legal Mandates course begins
May 13 – EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education course begins

July 31,
August 1 – Mandatory Orientation in Harrisonburg, VA for new MSN – Leadership & Management Students

August 3 – NURS 501 Sacred Covenant course begins

Fall 2015

August 31 – Fall semester classes begin

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

Additional application requirements for MSN school nurse and leadership applicants

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania with 2000 hours of experience
  • Proof of current:
    CPR certification
    • Immunizations and tuberculin testing
    • Liability insurance
  • Documentation of current:
    ACT 151 criminal history check
    • 114 FBI clearance, including fingerprinting
    ACT 34 child abuse clearance forms
  • Visit Pennsylvania Department of Education website for details on school nurse certification

Application process

A completed application includes all of the following:

  • EMU MS in nursing application submitted online
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25 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