James Madison University

Master of Science in Nursing Program


MSN Curriculum Overview

In addition to completing the graduate core and the advanced practice core, students select a specialty concentration (Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Midwifery) and complete a portfolio.  Students complete the family nurse practitioner in 49 credits, the clinical nurse leader in 38 credits, the nurse administrator in 32 credits, or nurse midwifery in 41 credits. Several of the courses are either online or hybrid courses which allows flexibility with learning. Classes meet on Wednesday of each week during the academic semester.

MSN Concentrations


The Graduate Practicum Experience


MSN Course List


A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the Nursing section of the JMU Graduate Catalog.