Mission Statement

University Advising is dedicated to empathetic, authentic, and inclusive approaches that support students to access essential information and pursue their educational goals. Our work is a partnership with students that empowers them to take the lead in planning and navigating their own education. 

What is Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is a collaborative process in which students and advisors work together to develop educational plans and promote academic success. However, the ultimate responsibility of selecting courses, meeting requirements and following policies and procedures lies with the student, not the advisor.

Contact an advisor

Prospective Nursing Students

How to Change Your Major to Nursing

The first step for changing your major is to log into MyMadison and visit your Student Center. In the “Other Academic…” dropdown menu you should find options for adding and dropping a major. Once you have completed this process, you will need to schedule an appointment with Anna Cho, Academic advisor for the School of Nursing, also through MyMadison.

**Please note that to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program you must be a full-time student at James Madison University and meet all admission requirements and prerequisites as stated on the BSN website.   

Freshmen Nursing Majors

Visit your Student Center on MyMadison to find the name of your assigned advisor.

Sophomore and Junior Nursing Majors

 Contact Anna Cho

Transfer and Second Degree Students

Admitted Nursing Students

Newly admitted Nursing students will receive orientation information via email in plenty of time to prepare for the first semester of the Nursing program. If you have an emergent issue or question before receiving this information, you may contact Becky Meadows in the BSN Program Administrative Office at (540) 568-8868.

Academic Resources

Other Campus Resources

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