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Grads Praise Values-Based Nursing Master’s Program

One proud graduate came from Oregon. Another from Lancaster, Pa. They were two of nine who gathered one day in the fall of 2012 to celebrate completing the first online master’s degree program offered at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) – a master’s of science in nursing program. Jeff Eavey remained on his job as a nurse-manager at the Univer ...More

Homecoming worship service

UPDATE: Election-Day Communion Sweeping Across Nation

A CNN blog explaining the call for an election-day communion, written by Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger (a graduate of EMU’s seminary), has attracted over 3,000 comments and even more “likes.” Nearly 800 congregations, schools, a ...More

Adult degree completion program class

EMU to offer parish nursing course

Registered nurses who are looking to gain skills to serve as a counselor, advocate and educator in their church community are invited to participate in the parish nursing course to be offered this fall at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The parish nursing course is sponsored by EMU’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP).  The course is offered to any registered nurse or upper-le ...More

EMU to Repeat ‘Parish Nursing’ Course

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EMU to Offer ‘Parish Nursing’ Course Again

Many congregations are making strides to address the health and well-being of their members, with some having ‘parish nurses’ to promote efforts in this arena. Read more… ...More

Debbie Maitland: Custodian, EMU Alumna, ‘All-Star’ Nurse

Until four years ago, Debbie Maitland cleaned dorms and classrooms. This spring, the 2005 EMU graduate and Registered Nurse received a top staff award from Rockingham Memorial Hospital. "I think sometimes I’m living in a dream," says Maitland, 43, who often returns to visit old friends at Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More

EMU to Offer ‘Parish Nursing’ On-Line Course

More churches are making strides to address the physical health and well-being of their members; some have a designated ‘parish nurse’ to promote efforts in this arena. Read more… ...More

Former Nursing Faculty Member Dies

Mary Deputy Brubaker, 92, who helped start the nursing program at Eastern Mennonite University, died Oct. 5, 2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC). ...More

New Book Explores Bioethics ‘Through Anabaptist Eyes’

Cascadia Publishing House, Telford, Pa., has released a new book growing out of a major conference on bioethics h ...More

EMU/BRCC Receive Nursing Program Grant

EMU, in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Va., has received a grant of $125,000 from Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield that is designed to strengthen technology-intensive education at university and community college nursing programs. Arlene G ...More