Department of Nursing


Department of Nursing

The WPU Department of Nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The Nursing Department will be hosting an on-campus reaccreditation site visit from September 30, 2019-October 2, 2019.  All are welcome to provide written third-party comments to CCNE.  These must be received by CCNE by September 9, 2019 and can be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, post master's degree certification in adult gerontology and family nurse practitioner and DNP programs at William Paterson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,

The Department of Nursing offers degrees at the BS, the MS, and at the DNP level. The programs are committed to preparing nurses to deliver culturally sensitive, caring, and competent nursing care to diverse clients in a variety of settings.  Graduates of the baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs are encouraged to pursue life-long learning to effect and enhance self-development, professional growth, critical thinking and leadership.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Nursing – General
  • BS in Nursing – RN
  • MSN in Adult Gerontology
  • MSN in Administration
  • MSN in Education
  • MSN in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Curriculum and Learning: School Nursing, MED
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificates

Graduates are well prepared for the entry level practice in the role of professional nurse in every healthcare setting, acute or chronic care, in hospitals, the community, or homes. Students are also prepared to continue their nursing education at the MS or doctorate levels.

Nursing Videos

Undergraduate - Nursing at WPU

DNP Program at WPU

Faculty Recruitment and opportunities to advance nursing education at WPU

Undergraduate nursing students and alumnae share personal experiences

Nursing Faculty at WPUNJ

Nursing faculty at WPUNJ are diverse, collegial and share a joint vision for excellence in didactic and clinical education as well as maintain high standards for student learning. This video will offer a snap shot of nursing faculty at WP. Open opportunities to join our team will be posted on the Human Resources Employment Opportunities page.


Department Spotlight


Currently pursuing her master’s in nursing with a concentration as an adult-gerontologic nurse practitioner, Iryna Surmachevskai previously earned her bachelor’s in nursing from WP. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and has served as a peer tutor in the Nursing Enrichment & Tutoring Center on campus. Iryna is currently employed as a nurse by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, where she conducted research for her final thesis project at WP, exploring the impact of obesity on orthopedic patients’ length of stay in rehabilitation hospitals.