Application Deadline

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

Program Begins

Fall, Spring 


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • Hold a master's degree in nursing with a minimum 3.2 GPA for graduate work
  • Registered Nurse Licensure
  • Meet department’s technical standards for admission
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Complete an interview upon request
  • Have health documentation and CPR certification
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation, 1) academic reference, 2) current clinical supervisor and 3) academic or clinical

For international students, provide evidence of passing grade on CGFNS exam (both parts) or IELTS score of at least 7.0, apply for VA RN license (TOEFL 570 required).

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants are welcome to apply, however, this program is offered online only.

If you studied outside of the USA, you will upload a credential evaluation of your non-U.S. college or university degrees and transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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