Masters of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN)

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.

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Admission to the Degree Program

The requirements for admission are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate degree (BSN) and License as Registered Nurse in New Jersey*
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Work experience in community-based or related area of nursing
  • Undergraduate prerequisite courses:
    • Statistics
    • Nursing Research
    • Physical Assessment
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • The Recommendation/Reference is given to a former faculty member, professional colleague or nursing supervisor. The Recommendation goes beyond endorsement. The sponsor is asked to make remarks specifically upon performance and potential for rigorous, advanced graduate study. the sponsor is asked to comment on the applicants' critical thinking, motivation, written expression,m verbal comprehension and judgment.
  • Essay including professional experience particularly as it relates to your future career plans.
    • As you prepare your application essay, please include:
    • Your relevant professional nursing experiences since completion of your undergraduate BSN degree, with a description of your professional accomplishments.
    • Integrate your experiences with your future goals as a master- prepared nurse, mentoring and precepting other nurses, leadership and participation in institutional committees.

Discuss these specific requirements with the Director of the Graduate 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.