James Madison University

Admission to the MSN Program

To Apply for the MSN Program apply to The Graduate School http://www.jmu.edu/grad

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program is competitive. To be considered for admission to the program prospective students must:

  • Apply to the The Graduate School (http://www.jmu.edu/grad)
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in nursing or another field, with a cumulative GPA of 2.8. (See below regarding provisional admission for lower GPA)
  • Hold a current unrestricted Registered Nurse License.
  • Provide GRE Scores or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) Scores
  • Have relevant professional clinical experience
  • Have taken undergraduate courses in Statistics and Health Assessment with a grade of C or higher. (Challenge exam for Health Assessment is available.)
  • Hold current CPR certification and health records
  • Meet the Department’s technical standards for admission
  • Provide evidence of personal and professional qualifications in form of two (2) professional recommendations.
  • For international students, provide evidence of passing grade on CGFNS exam (both parts). Apply for VA RN license (TOEFL 570 required). (Contact program director for more information.)
  • Participate in an interview, upon request

For questions or additional information, Please contact Dawn Wyvill at (540) 568-2909.


  • JMU Graduate Nursing Information Sessions
    Tuesday, September 23
    6:00 - 8:00
    Burruss Hall
    View Flyer (PDF)
  • November 24-28
    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
MSN Admissions