The School of Nursing collaborates with JMU’s University Career Center to provide resources for internship and career opportunities. UCC offers a variety of services from job and internship search engines, to resume and cover letter review, and mock interviews.

Nurses are highly marketable nationwide

Nurses can choose a practice specialty, for example:

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Women's Health
  • Cancer Care
  • Elder Care
  • Surgical Care

Nurses can work in different settings, for example:

  • Critical Care
  • Home Care
  • Trauma Care
  • Clinics
  • Hospice
  • Community Agencies

Nurses can choose among roles, for example:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Case Management
  • Educator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Consultant

As a graduate of the JMU Nursing Program you will be prepared to practice as a registered nurse to provide nursing care to clients in a variety of settings. The program enjoys a strong positive reputation. JMU graduates perform well on the state licensure exam and have a wide choice of career options. Graduates move quickly into positions for responsibility and leadership. The following are examples of career directions:

  • Community and rural hospitals
  • Major medical centers and university teaching hospitals
  • Primary and tertiary care centers
  • Ambulatory treatment centers
  • Home Health agencies
  • Community health agencies
  • School nursing
  • Occupational health nursing
  • Military nursing
  • Flight nursing
  • Trauma Center

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