James Madison University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Career and Internship Resources

The School of Nursing collaborates with JMU’s Career & Academic Planning (CAP) office to provide resources for internship and career opportunities.  The CAP office offers a variety of services from job and internship search engines, to resume and cover letter review, and mock interviews.

Nurses are highly marketable nationwide

Nurses can choose a practice specialty, for example:

Psychiatric Care
Women's Health
Cancer Care
Elder Care
Surgical Care

Nurses can work in different settings, for example:

Critical Care
Home Care
Trauma Care
Community Agencies

Nurses can choose among roles, for example:

Staff Nurse
Case Management
Patient Advocate

As a graduate of the JMU Nursing Program you will be prepared to practice as a registered nurse to provide nursing care to clients in a variety of settings. The program enjoys a strong positive reputation. JMU graduates perform well on the state licensure exam and have a wide choice of career options. Graduates move quickly into positions for responsibility and leadership. The following are examples of career directions:

Community and rural hospitals
Major medical centers and university teaching hospitals
Primary and tertiary care centers
Ambulatory treatment centers
Home Health agencies
Community health agencies
School nursing
Occupational health nursing
Military nursing
Flight nursing
Trauma Center