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November 29th - 6:30 p.m. – MSN and DNP On-Campus Information Session

UPDATED Application Deadline and Process for all MSN Nurse Practitioner Concentrations and the Nurse Midwifery Concentration: Completed applications are due on January 15 at 5pm (EST). GRE or MAT testing is no longer required for program entry. Applications submitted after the January 15th deadline may be considered based on merit and availability in the program. Applicant interviews will be held on February 11 and 12, 2019.

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PHOTO: Melody Eaton at FAANNursing professor becomes an AAN Fellow

November 7, 2018

Melody Eaton, a professor in the School of Nursing, recently received the designation of a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Ava Speciale, Joe Tacy and Melody EatonJMU nurses win 40 under 40 award

November 5, 2018

JMU professor Joe Tacy and RN-to-BSN graduate Ava Speciale, received the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 40 under 40 award for their outstanding leadership, professional practice and community impact.

PHOTO: Nursing MagazineRead the inaugural issue of the JMU School of Nursing magazine

October 16, 2018

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the James Madison University School of Nursing magazine! I am pleased to present this collection of highlights from the past year, as well as provide a look into what our school will be doing in the future.

PHOTO: Becca Wilson

Student interview series - #CHBSChats with Rebecca Wilson

September 26, 2018

Wilson shares the impact of participating in her white coat ceremony and the goals she wants to accomplish during her time in the nursing program.

PHOTO: Julie SanfordJMU School of Nursing director testifies before Congress

July 12, 2018

JMU School of Nursing director Julie Sanford testified before the U.S. Senate on the growing shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas and potential solutions to fill this critical, national need.

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