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Nursing Graduate Programs

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

 

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.

Nursing Education

 

Nursing Education

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.

Nurse Practitioner

 

Nurse Practitioner

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.

RN-MSN Bridge

 

RN-MSN Bridge

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

 

School Nurse

October 1, 2021:
We are not admitting students to the School Nurse track at this time.  Please check back later for updates.

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.

Learn more about the Instructional School Nurse Certificate School Nurse Non-Instructional Certificate – not accepting applications at this time.

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Owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2022-2023 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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