Department of Nursing

CCNE-Seal-RGB

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, http://ccneaccreditation.org/.

NEW_2016_01_13_0080_WPU_UnivHall.jpg
NEW_2016_01_13_0319_WPU_UnivHall.jpg
NEW_2016_01_13_0286_WPU_UnivHallcx.jpg
NEW_20170126WPU01.jpg
NEW_20170330WPU069.jpg
arrow

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.

1_20170126WPU50.jpg

Department Spotlight

Iryna-departmentspotlight.jpg

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.