James Madison University

Program History

1980 Admitted first Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class
1982

21 BSN students graduated from the charter class

Received program accreditation through the National League for Nursing (NLN)

1994

Nursing Department joined the College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT)

9 full time faculty; 40-45 BSN graduates per year

1998 Received full accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which continues to the present for all programs
1999 Department moved to the newly constructed Health and Human Services building on the east campus
2000 Received charter as Pi Mu at-large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society
2002 BSN program expanded to enroll 60 nursing students, initiating a phased plan for growth of the BSN program
2004

Implemented new Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator concentrations

Received 3-year Advanced Education Nursing Program grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the program

2005 Launched a BSN completion program for working registered nurses with Associate Degrees
2008 Received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Program Assessment for the BSN program
2009

Achieved full 10 year reaccreditation of all programs from CCNE

Continued growth of programs with 27 full time faculty

Achieved target growth of BSN program, graduating more than 120 new nurses!

Submitted Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program proposal to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for approval

Pi Mu at-large Chapter received a Key Chapter Award from Sigma Theta Tau International

Announcements


  • 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.
  • Check out the website for the Kenya trip!
  • April 23
    DC-Maryland-VA: Alumni Online Speed Networking 
  • May 9-10
    Commencement Ceremonies
    More information
  • May 20
    Richmond, VA: Alumni Networking Event
Pi Mu Nursing Honor Society