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An Innovative Program

In the face of the nursing shortage, the increasing complexity of health care and health care reform, JMU Nursing is growing and implementing strong innovative programs to prepare and equip nurses for the future.

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PHOTO:JMU TeamStudents Design Caregiver Tech at Hackfest

May 13, 2015

The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving’s recently hosted a ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ Hackfest in Richmond attended by a JMU team.

PHOTO:Kendall Barger  & President AlgerNursing Student Named 2015 Woman of Distinction

April 20, 2015

By inspiring others and making a difference on the JMU campus, Kendall Barger (’15) was named a 2015 Woman of Distinction (WOD).

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VNSA Conference Awards JMU Nursing Department

April 20, 2015

JMU was recognized for multiple achievements at the 2015 Virginia Nursing Student Association (VNSA) State Convention including Student Nurse of the Year, Faculty Appreciation, and the Most Active Constituency Award.

PHOTO: Dr. Erica LewisEthics in Motion

April 14, 2015

Dr. Erica Lewis, a professor in the Department of Nursing, has spent much of her professional career studying the nature of ethics and how to best teach it to others.

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Welcome to JMU Nursing

Dr. Julie Sanford

Our mission is to prepare nursing leaders to influence a changing profession, society, health care system, and world.  The students, faculty and staff in our department meet the challenge to Be the Change in our university and in society. More >

Simulation in Nursing
Pi Mu Nursing Honor Society
Diversity in Nursing