Department of Nursing

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Empowering exemplary nurses to care for anyone, anytime, anywhere.

The Department of Nursing delivers evidence based teaching and learning within professional undergraduate and graduate programs to develop quality nurses prepared to engage within the global healthcare environment with emphasis on practice, service and scholarship.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Become empowered to provide care for anyone, anytime, and anywhere with a top-quality Bachelor of Science in Nursing education from the JSU Department of Nursing.

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STEP- Go from RN to BSN in One Year!

Do you have an Associate’s Degree in nursing? Advance your career quickly through the STEP RN to BSN program! This 100% online program can be completed in one year and will prepare you to be a leader in healthcare, even as it readies you for advanced nursing education.

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Master of Science in Nursing

masters public health badgeJSU's Master of Science in Nursing degree is offered in three concentrations and can be completed 100% online! 

The MSN in Population Health Nursing is designed to prepare advanced population health nurses to address the needs of your community and beyond in the 21st Century.

The MSN in Nursing Education prepares advanced community health nurses to teach in schools and colleges of nursing or clinical agencies and hospitals.

Today's healthcare organizations need to be ready for anything. The MSN in Emergency Management offers advanced knowledge and skills in emergency preparedness, planning and management from the nurse coordinator perspective.

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JSU Nursing offers three Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks. These include the BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track, and the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a terminal degree in nursing that prepares Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to practice at the highest level of the profession.

Apply for Fall 2020

(Fall application deadline: March 1st or until all seats are filled)

State Approval of Online Programs

We strive to provide quality nursing education to a wide network of current and future healthcare providers. Each state has its own process for approving out-of-state distance education programs. All JSU Nursing programs may not be available in all states. Please contact us for more information about availability of JSU distance education programs in your state. NOTE: Currently, only residents of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee are eligible for application consideration in our nurse practitioner (BSN-DNP) tracks. Other prospective students considering the RN-BSN, MSN, or post-Master’s DNP should contact:

Tammy Johnson (256) 782-8489
Leah Stuart (256)782-5423

Non-Discrimination Statement

JSU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates. JSU is required, by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Department of Education regulations to implement Title IX, not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement to not discriminate in educational programs and activities extends to employment by the university and to admission thereto. Questions regarding Title IX and the implementing regulations should be referred to JSU’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, or to both. For more information about the Title IX grievance procedure, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment and how JSU will respond to such complaints, please visit our Title IX website at or contact our Title IX Coordinator:
Jennifer Argo, Title IX Coordinator
Angle Hall, Suite 301-A
(256) 782-5769 or 

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