Concentrations: None

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.

JMU Course: WRTC 100

  • VCCS equivalents: ENG 111
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: WRTC 103, Critical Reading and Writing

  • VCCS equivalents: ENG 112
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: BIO 270, Human Physiology and BIO 290, Human Anatomy

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 141 and 142 or BIO 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Students must take both semesters of A&P at the same institution in order to receive credit for BIO 270 and 290 at JMU.
    Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: PHIL 000, Philosophy ethics elective

  • VCCS equivalents: PHI 225, 226 or 227
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: SOCI 000, Sociology elective or SOCI 101, Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 276, Sociology of Families

  • VCCS equivalents: SOC 200, 201 or 215
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: BIO 280, Microbiology or CHEM 131, General Chemistry I or CHEM 120, Concepts of Chemistry or ISCI 101, Physics, Chemistry and the Human Experience

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 150 or 205 or CHM 111, 125 or 101
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: NSG 350, Foundations of Nursing and NSG 351, Health Assessment

  • VCCS equivalents: NUR 108
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: NSG 356 and 356L, Clinical Applications and Reasoning in Nursing Care II and Clinical

  • VCCS equivalents: NUR 109 or 112
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Prerequisite course, required for admission to the program

JMU Course: HTH 210, Medical Terminology

  • VCCS equivalents: HLT 142 or 144
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Optional; not required for admission to the program

JMU Course: SCOM 121 or 122, Fundamentals of Human Communication

  • VCCS equivalents: CST 100, 105 or 110
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Optional; not required for admission to the program

JMU Course: NUTR 280

  • VCCS equivalents: DIT 121 or HLT 230
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: Optional; not required for admission to the program

Advising Notes

1. James Madison University Department of Nursing offers an RN-BSN program of study with the option to proceed to the MSN program once additional admission criteria have been satisfied. The RN-BSN program is available to currently licensed RNs who have earned an associate degree or Diploma in Nursing from a state approved program.  
2. Students who graduate from a Virginia community college with an associate degree in nursing will be granted credit for both general education and upper-level nursing courses taken as part of their associate degree. Credit for work-related experience may also be granted.
3. There are four additional general education courses required to complete JMU's general education requirements; three courses from cluster two, and the American expericene course from cluster four. See the RN-BSN General Education Worksheet for the list of courses and the VCCS equivalents.
4. JMU has an RN-BSN articulation agreement with Blue Ridge and Lord Fairfax Community Colleges.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Nursing RN-BSN
RN-BSN Prerequisite Course Completion Form    
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Nursing

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