James Madison University
PHOTO: Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli

Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli, Ph.D., R.N.


  • Office: Burruss 102
  • Phone: 540-568-3784
  • Email: rocchijt@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4305
    820 Madison Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • ASN -- J. Sargeant Reynolds College
  • BSN -- Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MSN -- University of Virginia
  • Ph.D -- Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Varied background in clinical and administrative nursing, nursing education, and clinical/administrative research

Professional Interests:

  • Fatigue
  • End of life / Quality of life issues
  • Gerontology
  • Moral/Ethical Distress in Nursing
  • Equity and Disparity in Access to Core


  • November 24-28
    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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