Feb 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veteran to BSN*

*This program is currently under revision. 

The Veteran-BSN program in nursing at Shenandoah University is designed for honorably or generally discharged service members, including reservists, with prior training in medical career fields. This program specialty allows for the evaluation of military training and healthcare experience for awarding nursing academic credit. Methods for evaluating prior training/experience may include skills assessment, as well as challenge and competency exams. In addition, this program is targeted to the unique needs of veterans and provides individualized support, mentoring services, and career placement assistance. V-BSN eligibility requirements:

  • Veteran with an honorable or general discharge, including reservists who have not yet earned BSN degrees
  • Active duty who are separating within 6 months may apply
  • Provide copy of military DD form 214, certificate of release or discharge from active duty
  • For traditional and transfer students, complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam and achieve a minimum overall score of 65 percent (may be subject to change)

Students may enter the program under the following nursing track options:

  • Traditional Four-Year Track; for students without prior college credit
  • BSN Transfer Track; for students with prior degrees or college credits; students must complete all prerequisites prior to enrollment
  • Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) Track; for students with prior baccalaureate degrees in another discipline; students must complete all prerequisites prior to enrollment
  • RN-BSN Online Track; for students with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing; students must complete all prerequisites prior to enrollment

V-BSN students must meet all university admission requirements as well as the requirements for the specific nursing track in which they are applying. In addition to the curriculum courses listed for each track, all V-BSN students must take the following:

V-BSN students