Course Format, Locations, and Times
MSN Nursing Education track and Nurse Educator Certificate course offerings will be blended, face-to-face and/or online. To accommodate the working RN, some classes will be scheduled online. The time block for face-to-face classes is typically 5:00-7:50 PM. Class schedules follow TCNJ’s regular academic calendar and are offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Programs are offered Full-Time or Part-Time.
Clinical Practicum Experiences
All MSN and certificate options include clinical practicum experiences. Clinical practicum hours are held during the day, usually on weekdays. Clinical experiences take place under the guidance of experienced advanced-practice nurses, academic nurse educators, or clinically-based nursing professional development nurses as appropriate to the area of specialization and to the program. Required practicum hours for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
Nursing 570, 573, 633, 670, and 701 require up to two days each week for daytime clinical hours. NURS 633 requires one day a week for daytime clinical hours.
Students that may be interested in the MSN (Nursing Education track) degree are students with a BSN and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their major. Prospective students may have precepted nurses and/or student nurses in the clinical setting, may have taught practical nurses, or may have a desire to better understand how to advance the profession of nursing by educating others.
- Official transcripts including addendum
- Application fee
- 2 letters of recommendation
- National standardized admission test requirement (waived for post-master’s certificate program)
- Preadmission interview
- Additional documents needed from international applicants seeking to study in the U.S.
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Applicants need to make sure all materials are completed by either the Priority Consideration Deadline or the Final Deadline in order for an application to be considered complete.
| Term||Priority Consideration||Final Deadline|
|Fall Matriculation for Nursing MSN Programs||February 1||August 1*|
|Spring Matriculation for Nursing MSN – School Nurse; All other Nursing|
Certificate and Post-Master’s Programs
|October 1||December 1*|
*Applications will be considered on a space available basis up to and including the first day of the semester.
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Tuition & Costs
The College of New Jersey provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality.
|In-State||$1014.59 per credit|
|Out-of-State Tuition||$1014.59 per credit|
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The College Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing tuition, fees, housing and board plan rates. Tuition and fees schedules are subject to change without notice and upon action of the Board of Trustees.
Assistantships & Aid
TCNJ offers graduate assistantships that provide meaningful learning experiences while also supporting TCNJ’s educational mission. These assistantships require 15 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters while the college is in session. Only those full-time (minimum 9 credits/semester), matriculated graduate students in good academic standing with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for selection.
Graduate Assistants are awarded a tuition waiver of $10,000.00 per academic year ($5,000 per semester for fall and spring only) and are hired on an annual basis for a maximum of two years.
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Students pursuing a graduate degree at TCNJ may be eligible for some types of student financial assistance, including but not limited to student loans and assistantships. Graduate students must follow the same steps as undergraduates in applying for federal loan assistance.
Graduate students must be enrolled in at least five credit hours at the 500 level or above in order to be eligible for student loan assistance and for TCNJ to certify enrollment for a loan repayment deferment.
Semester Enrollment Requirements for Graduate Students
Full-time status = 9 or more credit hours
Half-time status = 5 credit hours
The enrollment requirements pertain to individual summer session enrollment as well.
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The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited by:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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