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Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing

Winchester, VA

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Overview

Shenandoah University / Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is located in Winchester, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family nurse practitioner
(Graduate Certificate) Family nurse practitioner
(Graduate Certificate) Nursing education
(Graduate Certificate) Health systems management
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Health systems leadership
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family nurse practitioner
(Graduate Certificate) Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health systems management
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) General
(Graduate Certificate) Nurse-midwifery
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nursing practice
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse midwifery
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
(Graduate Certificate) Adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 28

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Research project, clinical hours
Doctoral Degrees Scholarly project, clinical hours
Other Advanced Degrees Clinical hours

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
46
Accepted
34
Enrolled
88%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements United States RN license; minimum GPA of 3.0; 2080 hours of clinical experience; curriculum vitae; 3 letters of recommendation from former dean, faculty member, or advisor familiar with the applicant, and a former or current supervisor; two-to-three-page essay on a specified topic
Doctoral Degree Requirements MSN, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, interview, BSN, two-to-three page essay on a specific topic, 500-word statement of clinical practice research interest, resume, current U.S. RN license, 2080 clinical hours
Additional Entrance Requirements MSN, minimum GPA of 3.0, 2 letters of recommendation, minimum of one year (2080 hours) of clinical nursing experience, interview, two-to-three page essay on a specific topic, resume, current United States RN license

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 558
TOEFL IBT score: 83

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$26,030
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
62%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
37%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.47%
Black or African American 16.05%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.23%
Unknown 9.88%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 6

Research

Focus of faculty research: Emergency preparedness, workplace environment, maternal child, inter-professional education, health policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
30,000

Location & Contact

Address Health and Life Sciences Building
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA  22601
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen LaSala RN
Dean
Email: klasala@su.edu
Phone: 540-678-4381
Fax: 540-665-5519