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 - Apply Now

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. 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 - Apply Now

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. (See calendar below for dates.)

Academic Year 2017 – 2018 Key Dates

August 27, 2018 Fall semester classes begin
January 7, 2019 Spring semester classes begin
May 10 & 11, 2019 Mandatory Orientation at  Lancaster, PA site for new School Nurse Certificate Students
May 4, 2019 University Baccalaureate
May 5, 2019 University Commencement

Application requirements

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

Additional application requirements for MSN Leadership & School Nurse applicants

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania with 2000 hours of experience
  • Proof of current:
    CPR certification – Healthcare Provider
    • 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 $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

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