TCNJ master’s programs in nursing challenge students to develop the advanced skills and knowledge expected of leaders in their profession. A rigorous program integrating academic inquiry, practical experience, and professional collaboration leads students to one of several areas of specialty. Students can choose from the following: Family, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner MSN programs. Clinical Nurse Leader and School Nurse MSN programs. A post-baccalaureate Nurse Educator Certificate. A variety of post-master’s certificates. A unique MSN program for RNs with non-nursing undergraduate degrees. Graduate nursing study at TCNJ provides the expertise and mentorship needed to makes bold strides in graduate-level prepared nursing practice.
Our programs are listed below; learn more via the individual tabs.
Clinical Nurse Leader
RN’s with a BSN who wish to enter advanced practice as a clinical nurse leader may complete this MSN program in two academic years of full-time study plus two summers. Students choosing to attend classes on a part-time basis must complete the MSN within six years of being accepted into the program.
This fully accredited program builds on the training and knowledge base of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse and focuses on advanced clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills. Students learn to accurately and critically assess the health and illnesses of both individuals and families. Faculty advisors work closely with each student to plan an appropriate course of study and to ensure progress throughout the program.
This prerequisite sequence of courses is designed for RNs with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who wish to enter the MSN program at The College of New Jersey. Up to 16 undergraduate credits are taken before the MSN course content. In addition, students must meet all the requirements for admission to the MSN programs. The bridge option cannot be applied to the School Nurse program. Students must hold a BSN to enter the School Nurse program.
RNs with a BSN who wish to enter advanced practice as nurse practitioners may complete this MSN program in two academic years of full-time study plus two summers. Students choosing to attend classes on a part-time basis must complete the MSN within six years of being accepted into the program.
Learn more about the Instructional School Nurse Certificate
October 1, 2021: We are not admitting students to the School Nurse MSN track at this time. The School Nurse Non-Instructional Certificate is not accepting applications at this time. Please check back later for updates.