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Welcome from the Director

In these times of extraordinary change, the James Madison University School of Nursing continues to rise to the challenges and opportunities that face today’s next generation of healthcare workers.

Programmatically, JMU Nursing continues to excel! Our pre-licensure BSN program recently expanded student admissions in response to the growing healthcare needs of The Commonwealth. The RN to BSN program has been responsive to our community needs, working with academic partners at the associate degree level to develop a dual degree program where students can co-enroll with a Virginia Community College of their choice and JMU to complete their BSN. NCLEX and MSN certification pass rates set examples of high educational standards. Our DPN students impact patient outcomes by becoming leaders in healthcare innovation and influencing health policy. Innovation in our labs continues with new simulation experiences that offer ways to virtually engage both globally and civically.

Our faculty remain supportive and resilient—adapting teaching and learning practices, always supporting student success and equity, and producing excellent learning outcomes. Our students and graduates continue to combat COVID surges while serving as family connectors during patients’ most private and fragile moments. They consistently demonstrate that DUKES make the difference in both high quality and compassionate healthcare.


Best Regards,

Melody Eaton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director and Professor
James Madison University School of Nursing

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