Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The Nursing program accepts application on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

If applying for the Family Nurse Practitioner program, there is a deadline of Apr. 1 for Fall and Oct. 1 for Spring.

Program Begins

Fall, Spring

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

International students are welcome to apply to the Nurse Administrator program. Please note however, that student visas cannot be issued since this program is exclusively online.

Test Requirements

The CNL/NA programs will not require the GRE/MAT entrance exam. The MSN Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner MSN concentrations will retain the GRE/MAT requirement.

International Requirements - Foreign school graduated: Pass CGFNS Exam (both parts), apply for VA R.N. License, TOEFL (88 or higher).

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal education/professional goals statement
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from someone that has evaluated applicant’s work (faculty, employee)
  • Applicants should also hold a Bachelor of Science with a cumulative GPA of 2.8, hold a current Virginia nursing license, have relevant clinical nursing experience, and have taken a 3-credit undergraduate or graduate level course in statistics with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Meet the department’s disability accommodation
  • Complete an interview upon request      


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