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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Nursing

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School Director, Melody Eaton

Phone: (540) 568-6314
Website: http://www.nursing.jmu.edu

Associate Director of Graduate Programs, Andrea Knopp

D.N.P. Program Coordinator, Christine Argenbright

Interim Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator, Amy Graham

Leadership (CNL/NA) Programs Coordinator, Christine Argenbright

M. deValpine, M. Eaton, J. Garber, E. Sawin

Associate Professors
S. Annan, C. Argenbright, H. Buchanan, A. Graham, A. Knopp, E. Lewis

Assistant Professors
D. Elkins, E. Herron

S. Stowell Condra (Lead Faculty, AGPCNP)


We engage students, faculty and communities through dynamic and innovative nursing education, practice and scholarship to influence health in our world.


To be a SON nationally recognized for academic excellence and innovative contributions to health care.


We are committed to…

Integrity: being honest, sincere and just in all of our endeavors

Caring: sharing compassion, kindness and authenticity with those we encounter

Excellence: pursuing the highest quality in teaching, learning, scholarship and service

Collaboration: cultivating partnerships built on respect, trust and commitment

Advocacy: providing a voice for those we serve and promoting policies that improve healthcare for all

Inclusivity: honoring the richness that diverse perspectives bring to our world


The master of science in nursing and the doctor of nursing practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/.

Programs of Study

The James Madison University School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.).

The concentrations within the M.S.N. are:

  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Nurse Administrator (NA)

The James Madison University School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree in conjunction with Shenandoah University with options in:

  • Nurse Midwifery (NMW)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The D.N.P. at JMU is a practice-focused degree with an emphasis on the rigor of evidence-based practice grounded in research knowledge and the analysis of clinical and systems data. Students may choose from two areas of foci:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Leadership in Healthcare Systems

A differential tuition fee of $90 per credit hour is added to the standard charge for courses carrying the NSG prefix. This charge applies to all students, both in-state and out-of-state, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with the exception of students enrolled in the R.N. to B.S.N. program.


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