School of Nursing
Shepherd University School of Nursing
Advancing Excellence. Improving Communities.
Ranked the seventh best nursing school in the Washington, D.C. metro area by Nursing School Almanac, Shepherd University’s School of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career dedicated to the well-being of individuals and the community.
Whether you are planning to become a registered nurse or advance your career through our Doctor of Nursing Practice program, we will properly prepare you for the field through our rigorous curriculum, specialized nursing classrooms, and simulation labs.
Our patient-centered BSN curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skill, and understanding necessary to practice in all areas of professional nursing. In addition, our RN to BSN program offers flexibility to returning nurses wanting to advance their degree: seated with other BSN students or taught totally online.
The BSN to DNP and the MSN to DNP curricula are designed to produce Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) leaders who embrace health care reform and are advocates for vulnerable populations. In addition to the new PMHNP track, a Post-Doctoral Certificate program has been implemented for the FNP and PMHNP tracks.
We invite our friends and alumni to contribute to the program. Contributions may be designated for the School at the University Foundation’s website. Our collective efforts can create scholarships to launch our students into nursing and support the nurses returning for their Doctor of Nursing Practice. Providing scholarships for the next generation of “Nurse Heroes” is a great way to pay it forward – we need your support!
“Be The Light”
We invite you to visit our 37,000 gross square foot, two-story building which houses specialized nursing classrooms, 120-seat lecture hall, five simulation labs (acute care, critical care, mother-child, pediatrics and independent living), office space, conference rooms, student study center, computer lab, and general purpose classrooms. This facility was designed to provide students with the modern tools to meet success for nursing education today.
Take some time to read through our nursing curriculum. If you have any questions, please call our office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 304-876-5341.
Fall 2023 Open House Dates
The Fall Open House dates are September 30, October 28, and November 11. Please check the Admissions page for further information.
NOTE OF INTEREST
The late West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd obtained the federal funding to build a state-of-the-art nursing building, named Erma Ora Byrd Hall in honor of Senator Byrd’s late wife. Dedication ceremony of the nursing building at Shepherd University was on June 12, 2007.
The University houses the only state-supported baccalaureate nursing program in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. More than 400 students are enrolled at Shepherd University as nursing or pre-nursing majors. Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers not only in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, but across the entire state, country, and internationally.