Michael Sumner
“As emergency room nurses, we come in contact with patients and their families at their most vulnerable time. I approach each patient and family with a smile, kindness and understanding. I attribute this approach to EMU’s nursing program and the Sacred Covenant Model of Nursing which focused on holistic care.”- Michael Sumner ’15 transfer student and second career nursing grad Read more of Michael’s story

Transfer Nursing Students

Admission requirements

  • cumulative GPA of 2.8 at time of application
  • completion of 60 semester hours of college credit at time of enrollment in level one
  • Kaplan Admission Test (beginning with students applying for admission to the fall 2019 clinical level)

Prerequisite courses

  • Anatomy/physiology I and II (both must be taken at the same institution)
  • One chemistry course (intro, general, inorganic, or organic) (must include a lab)
  • One developmental psychology course
  • One sociology course (must have a SOC prefix; examples include Intro to Sociology or Principles of Sociology.  Other sociology courses by approval only)
  • One microbiology course (must include a lab)
  • One nutrition course (minimum of 2SH)
  • One statistics course (required for students applying to the nursing program for fall 2020)

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher. Students cannot repeat more than two of the prerequisite courses. A single course may not be repeated more than once.

Prerequisite courses may still be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the clinical level of the program.

Prerequisite courses taken more than ten (10) years ago will not be accepted.

You must first be admitted to the university before the nursing program will consider your application.

Application process and materials:

Application deadline for fall semester is February 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by March 30.

Application deadline for spring semester is June 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by July 30.

Are you transferring from a community college?

  • University application
  • Clinical nursing application
  • $100 nursing application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcript – from each college attended. Transcript(s) should be mailed to Eastern Mennonite University, Admissions Office, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg VA 22802

Are you transferring from a residential college or university?

TOEFL and international students

For students whose first language is not English, we require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (does not include speaking section) on the written test, 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) that includes a speaking section, or a 213 on the computer-based test. Students who take the IELTS must obtain a score of 6.5 or higher. EMU’s Intensive English Program is available helps students with certain TOEFL scores achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Also, a NACES member credential evaluation is required for all foreign university transcripts. Incoming EMU students often use World Education Services. Learn more by reading our admissions checklist for international students.

The nursing department reserves the right to adjust the current admission criteria when outcome assessment data demonstrates the need for such changes.

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