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Nursing - M.S.N.

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 fall admission in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, there is a deadline of April 1.

Program Begins

fall, spring

Degree(s) Offered

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Test Requirements

GRE General Test or Miller Analogy Test

International Requirements - Foreign school graduate:Pass CGFNS Exam, R.N. License, TOEFL (Paper: 570 or higher, Electronic: 88 or higher)

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Required Electronically

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE or MAT scores

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 Registered Nurse license, have relevant clinical nursing experience, health documentation & CPR certification, and have taken 3 credit undergraduate courses in statistics and health assessment with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Meet the department’s disability accommodation
  • Complete an interview upon request      
All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores, if required, should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.