Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Admissions Office

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice track prepares nurses with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume the role of primary health care provider in a variety of settings. SU Nursing offers a BSN-to-DNP track and a Post-Master’s DNP. BSN-to-DNP graduates will be prepared to practice as an FNP or PMHNP, and will be eligible to sit for the FNP or PMHNP certification exam. The BSN-to-DNP degree requirement is 78 semester hours for FNP and PMHNP, with a required grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students may earn no more than of 2 Cs in core courses. The clinical practicum requirement for this track is approximately 1000 clock hours. The Post-master’s student may complete the program in 20 months part-time. DNP programs are currently offered with the following concentrations: Family Nurse Pracitioner, Nurse-Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Here are a few other key points about the program: -Cohorts are established in August. -The application deadline for priority consideration is May 1. -All classroom courses are on Wednesday and Thursday. -Clinical placement is arranged by faculty and will be scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student.


The Division of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs which are fully accredited by: Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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