MSN in Nursing

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students The Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) prepares students to function as advanced practice nurses (adult or family nurse practitioners), educators or administrators. Through coursework and clinical practice, the individual develops expertise in advanced health nursing care, leadership and research skills. The Master's Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone (202) 887-6791, until June 30, 2025.

Master's Program accreditation to June 30, 2025.

Post masters AGNP and FNP certification programs accredited to June 30, 2025.

Doctor of Nursing Practice accredited to June 30, 2020.

Click here for a brief video from Dr. Kem Louie, other faculty and students.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

    • Submit two names of references (former faculty and current manager/supervisor).
    • A BSN transcript with a minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.  Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may contact the program director. *
    • Prerequisite undergraduate courses: statistics, health assessment and nursing research**.
    • One year of RN work experience.
    • Students enrolling in the WPU on campus program must have an active NJ RN license; students enrolling in the WPU online program must have an active RN license in the state they are practicing.
    • Submit a current resume.

    *Students admitted based on program director review with a BSN GPA below 3.0 are required to take 2 graduate nursing courses and earn a B or better in order to continue in the program.

    **Students with missing pre-requisite may be admitted with the condition that pre-requisite(s) must be completed within the first academic year before continuing in the MSN program.

Requirements for the Degree

Students must complete 35 credits of study for the education and 35 credits administration tracks and 39 credits for adult/gerontology nurse practitioner and 47 credits for the family nurse practitioner program.

Online Applications can be found at Admissions. Applicable to students who matriculated Fall 2017 and beyond.

Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester

December 1st: Spring semester

Non-degree status not available

Contact

Professor Kem Louie
Program Director, Department of Nursing,
louiek@wpunj.edu
973-720-3215