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Nurse Practitioner Students Travel to Kenya

In summer of 2013, JMU nursing students enjoyed the beauty of Kenya, while also providing medical services to local people.

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PHOTO: SACNursing Students Build Community From Within

April 3, 2014

"As you're going through the nursing program, the Student Advisory Council helps with leadership roles. It is helping students get to know one another, and faculty, better."

PHOTO: Ann HoriganNursing Faculty Receives Research Grant

March 27, 2014

On March 7, 2014, Dr. Ann Horigan was awarded the American Nephrology Nursesí Association (ANNA) Research Grant in the amount of $6,720.

PHOTO: Screenshot from Shadow HealthNursing Faculty Receives 4-VA Mini Grant

February 26, 2014

Faculty members in the Department of Nursing recently received a 4-Virginia mini grant for $5,000 to fund their efforts to redesign an elective course in nursing history.  .

PHOTO: WaterfallStudents Travel to Costa Rica

February 4, 2014

In the summer of 2013 the JMU Nursing Department sent students to San Josť, Costa Rica to learn about the country's healthcare services.


  • Clarification of Comments Made in Harrisonburg Daily News Record, September 24, 2013:  Today, in the Daily News Record, a comment was made and highlighted that the Department of Nursing would eliminate the Nurse Practitioner programs at the Master's entry for practice.  This statement was made in error.  At this time, there are no plans to eliminate the Master's level Nurse Practitioner programs.  We will continue to monitor accreditation standards and requirements regarding entry to practice and will make decisions accordingly.
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