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, Nursing Education or School Nurse MSN. A variety of Post Masters Certificates are included in our graduate program along with a unique MSN program is available to RN’s with non-nursing undergraduate baccalaureate degrees. A unique MSN program is available to RN’s with non-nursing undergraduate baccalaureate degrees. This program of graduate study provides the expertise and mentorship needed to makes bold strides in graduate level prepared nursing practice.
Our programs are listed below, click on the program tab for more information.
The MSN Nursing Education track is a 38 credit specialty track program taught by a team of devoted, caring, enthusiastic educators with diverse backgrounds that prepares nurses to teach in classrooms, educate online, or drive change in hospitals and health systems in the community to improve patient centered care.
The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 14 credit certificate program designed for nurses who are seeking to acquire advanced knowledge in the field with special focus on teaching in an academic environment and/or healthcare setting. For more information, click here.
NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAMS
Click here to learn more about the NEW Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
Bridge to the Master of Science in Nursing for RNs with a Non-Nursing Baccalaureate Degree
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 prior to 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.
School Nurse Option
RN’s 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.
Click here for information regarding the Instructional School Nurse Certificate. School Nurse Non-Instructional Certificate – Not Accepting Applications At This Time.