School of Nursing

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

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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 School 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.

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Nationally Ranked Programs

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing was ranked nationally, tying for No. 402 out of all programs in the US – up from No. 413 in 2022. Earlier this year, our Master of Science in Nursing tied for No. 167 in the nation while our Doctor of Nursing Practice program tied for No. 153. The Master of Science in Nursing was also tied for No. 141 among Best Online Programs in the US.

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

If you are applying from the state of Texas: We are not regulated in Texas but we are a member of NC-SARA and accredited by CCNE and SACSCOC.

Complaint Information:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Phone: (512) 427-6101
Fax: (512) 427-6127