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Program Overview

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 has a strong positive reputation among our stakeholders. JMU graduates perform well on the state licensure exam and have a wide choice of career options. Graduates move quickly into positions of responsibility and leadership. Attributes of the BSN Program include the following:

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at James Madison University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Fully approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing
  • Leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Cohorts of 113 students and a low (<1:10) faculty to student ratio

In the BSN program, students gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice nursing. Learning takes place in a variety of settings and students are prepared to make clinical decisions in "real life" scenarios. The School of Nursing values innovative instruction in the classroom, skills laboratory, practicum, and simulation environment. A low professor to student ratio, a faculty open-door policy and close working relationships with faculty help students to develop their full personal and professional potential. You will be assigned a faculty adviser who will be available to assist you with program planning, problem solving and career exploration.

BSN Student Learning Outcomes


This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located while enrolled. You can also determine if the program meets the educational requirements specified by the licensing boards in other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Nursing Academic adviser,  Anna Cho

View Regulatory Requirements and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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