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Highlights of Our Nursing Program

EMU nursing faculty say nursing is more than knowing about the body. It’s about understanding and caring for the total person.

Our nursing program emphasizes caring relationships motivated by Christian service goals. Nursing preparation at EMU helps students to look at health care needs as part of a whole – physical, spiritual, mental and environmental. Students learn to work in any setting where nurses are needed. We train nurses to have adaptability and confidence in an ever-changing field.

Key points of our program

  • Accreditation with the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Faculty who see themselves as listeners as well as teachers
  • 1:1 mentoring by caring professors
  • Combination of traditional classroom and laboratory teaching

Units of study may include:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory demonstrations and exercises
  • Interactive video and multimedia
  • Clinical experience in hospitals and other real-life settings

Study options for nursing majors

Other nursing programs at EMU

Online RN-BSN

Hybrid RN- BSN at the EMU’s Lancaster site.

MS in Nursing
Our online master’s level program offers two tracks: leadership and management, and school nurse leadership. Both are designed for working nurses who need to maintain family commitments, stay in their home area, and remain on the job while completing graduate studies.

Our graduates

After completion of the program, graduates take the licensure by examination for registered nurses, administered by the National Council of State Board of Nursing, Inc.

Eastern Mennonite University Department of Nursing
Annual pass rates on NCLEX RN for EMU nursing graduates
Year EMU average  
2016 86.7%  
2017 91.4%  
2018 90.0%  
2019 84.91  
2020 87.8%  
2021 (1st Qtr) 92.31%  

Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing statistics

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