Specialties: Neurological nursing, Geriatric nursing, Instructional technology
Teaches Courses Like: Conceptual Framework for Nursing, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Methods for Nurse Leaders
EMU nursing graduates develop a personal art of nursing, having a sense of the sacred
in moments and places, and a profound sense of respect for all people. EMU nurses are concerned with the “whole” person, family and community. They learn to
work in any setting where nurses are needed.
Nurses who have studied at EMU now work in community-based health services, primary care settings, education, long-term care, mental health, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, obstetrical nursing, occupational health nursing, forensic nursing, home health nursing and international settings. Learn more about the highlights of our program and our NCLEX RN pass-rate.
Students participate in a white coat ceremony at the beginning of their first semester in the clinical level of the nursing program.
Senior nursing students spent 16 days volunteering with Midwives for Haiti in 2016. Here students perform a newborn exam in the jungle near Cabestor, Haiti.
Student groups studying community health nursing this spring completed practicums at area organizations, including at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic.
Students in the community health nursing course groups engaged in a semester-long project with a local agency to assess a community health need and create an intervention plan.
Lois Waybill Alderfer '86, family nurse practitioner and the chief medical officer at Blue Ridge Medical Center, has been named the 2019 Provider of the Year by the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. (Courtesy of Virginia Community Healthcare Association)