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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 studentsBringing Health Care in a "Suitcase Clinic"

March 19, 2015

Margaret Bagnardi, a professor of nursing at JMU, helps JMU and EMU nursing student volunteers triage the guests of the Open Doors program who have requested to see the clinician on site that evening.

PHOTO: Sarah MusaJunior Nursing Student Founds Nonprofit

March 16, 2015

Junior nursing student, Sarah Musa, founder of a nonprofit organization called Prospects In Mummy's Tummy International delivers "baskets of Love" to Howard University Hospital over spring break.

PHOTO: BabralDiane Babral Scholarship Established

March 4, 2015

In memory of Professor Babral, JMU nursing students have established a scholarship for an undergraduate nursing student who is interested in pursuing psychiatric nursing.

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Nursing Student Bridges Programs

December 15, 2014

Graduate nursing student Joyce Vivian was selected as JMUís liaison for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) new Graduate Nursing Student Academy GNSA, where she promotes the academyís resources for fellow graduate nursing students at JMU.

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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