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We engage students, faculty and communities through dynamic and innovative nursing education, practice and scholarship to influence health in our world.

Our pre-licensure BSN program graduates 226 students per year incorporating patient care simulation, be it with high fidelity mannequins or standardized patients (trained live actors), into clinical and courses. Our senior level transition to practice course includes a review of critical skills and preparation for the NCLEX (RN certification and licensure exam). Seniors enjoy an expanded 7-week "capstone" practicum their final semester, working full-time with a preceptor in a hospital or other clinical agency.

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The major is a part of the School of Nursing, an academic unit within the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) prepares undergraduate students to be professional nurses and leads to eligibility to take the National Certification and Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse (RN). During the first two years of study, students will take General Education courses in biology, chemistry, math and psychology, as well as a course in nutrition, while developing a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

After admission to the nursing program, the curriculum consists of concurrent classroom courses, laboratory and simulation learning, and clinical practice experience. Students have opportunities for learning in a variety of settings including community, specialty, and academic medical centers and hospitals; long term care facilities and clinics; and community based clinical learning experiences. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at James Madison University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is also approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

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  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.S.N. in Nursing
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors:
    • Chronic Illness

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