James Madison University

Master of Science in Nursing Program


Program Overview

MSN Program

The JMU Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares graduate nurses to meet the challenge of rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environments. The MSN degree program has the following concentrations:

The graduate program is designed to meet the challenges of adult students who wish to continue clinical practice while advancing their education.


  • Some concentrations meet one day per week ** and other concentrations are entirely on-line (with the exception of intensive dates).
  • Web-enhanced curriculum
  • Flexible placement for practicum courses
  • Full-time or Part-time study is available

**Note: Clinical practicum or residency occurs on other days.

The MSN Certification Preparation


Graduates of Nurse Practitioner concentrations are qualified to take the certification exam through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Graduates of the Clinical Nurse Leader concentration are eligible for certification through the Commission on Nursing Certification. Nurse Midwifery graduates and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduates are certified through our collaborative agreement with Shenandoah University. Those graduates are eligible to sit for their respective certification examinations. Please visit the Shenandoah University Nurse-Midwifery webpage for specific accreditation and certification exam information: http://www.su.edu/nursing/graduate-degrees-post-masters-certificate/nurse-midwifery-programs/. Please visit the Shenandoah University Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner webpage for specific accreditation and certification exam information: https://www.su.edu/nursing/certificate-programs/certificate-in-post-masters-psychiatric-mental-health/

For questions or additional information, Please contact Dawn Wyvill at (540) 568-2909.