Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
NOTE: See advising notes
1. James Madison University Department of Nursing offers an RN-BSN program of study with the option to proceed to the MSN program once additional admission criteria have been satisfied. The RN-BSN program is available to currently licensed RNs who have earned an associate degree or Diploma in Nursing from a state approved program.
2. Students who graduate from a Virginia community college with an associate degree in nursing will be granted credit for both general education and upper-level nursing courses taken as part of their associate degree (four additional general education courses are required). Credit for work-related experience may also be granted.
3. JMU has an RN-BSN articulation agreement with Blue Ridge and Lord Fairfax Community Colleges. Under these agreements, BRCC and LFCC students will need to complete some additional general education courses to meet the JMU requirements. See the RN-BSN Prerequisite Course Completion Form for more information.