The BSN programs prepares students as entry-level generalists. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN.) 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and is fully approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

The most current NCLEX-RN pass rates are found on the BSN Program website.

JMU meets the educational requirements for most states. Some states require additional trainings or certifications prior to application for licensure.

Repeat Forgive: Only the second attempt of taking the course is used in the GPA calculation, but both grades remain on your transcript. Students only have two repeat forgive opportunities during their time at JMU. Mymadison will default to repeat credit if you do not choose a repeat option.

Repeat Credit: Both attempts of taking the course are used in the GPA calculation, and both grades remain on your transcript.

JMU allows two repeat-forgive credit options. This option must be selected when registering for courses. Students who earn a grade of “D” or lower may choose to use a repeat-forgive to retake the course. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to registration.

A student may repeat any of the courses that he or she has taken during an undergraduate career at JMU except courses originally taken and passed on a credit/no credit basis. All grades will be included when calculating the student's grade point average. See the JMU registrar’s website for exceptions to this rule.

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