Department of Nursing
The Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) prepares students to function as advanced practice nurses (adult or family nurse practitioners), educators or administrators in community-based settings, including home health care. Through coursework and clinical practice, the individual develops expertise in advanced health nursing care, leadership and research skills. The Graduate Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 1 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington D.C., 20036 until 2015.
Admission to the Degree Program
- The requirements for admission are as follows:
- Baccalaureate degree (BSN preferred) and License as Registered Nurse in New Jersey*
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test
- Work experience in community-based or related area of nursing
- Undergraduate prerequisite courses:
b. Nursing Research
c. Physical Assessment
Two professional letters of reference
Essay including professional experience particularly as it relates to community-based nursing and future career plans.
Discuss these specific requirements with the Director of the Graduate Program:
- Dr. Kem Louie 973-720-3215 LouieK@wpunj.edu
- Elaine Vuoncino 973 720 3511 - Program Assistant VuoncinoE@wpunj.edu
Requirements for the Degree
Students must complete 36 credits of study for the education and 36 credits administration tracks and 40 credits for adult nurse practitioner and 48 credits for the family nurse practitioner program.
Online Applications can be found at Admissions