Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
United States
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Mission Statement

EMU prepares students to serve and lead in a global context.

Our community of learning integrates Christian faith, academic rigor, artistic creation and reflective practice informed by the liberal arts, interdisciplinary engagement, and cross-cultural encounter.


EMU will be renowned for academic excellence and faithful discipleship in addressing the most significant challenges in our complex world.

We seek to be a leader among Christian universities, united by a hopeful and enquiring spirit, cultivating meaningful relationships locally and globally, and engaging the rich diversity of human identity, experience, and need.


EMU’s mission and vision are grounded in the enduring biblical values of Christian discipleship, community, service, and peace.

These values are embodied throughout the university in our distinctive commitment to peacebuilding, social justice, cross-cultural engagement, and sustainability. Rooted in the Anabaptist tradition, we follow Jesus’ call to bear witness to truth, serve with compassion, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.

Eastern Mennonite University, founded in 1917, is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA, serving students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. EMU confers undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degrees in the liberal arts, applied sciences, and professions.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Distinctives

- Sacred Covenant Model of Nursing
- Holistic view of nursing
- 1:1 mentoring by caring professors, small classes
- MSN offered in Leadership and School Nursing, one of the leading school nurse programs in country.

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

- Undergrads participate in at least one cross-cultural experience
- Complete more than 500 hours in clinical setting at various Health locations

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)
Accelerated BSN (post-bachelor’s/second degree BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Online Degree Options Available