MSN Programs in New Jersey (NJ)

In the state of New Jersey there are a several postsecondary schools that offer Master of Science in Nursing, or MSN, programs. Learn about these programs and which schools in the state offer them by reading below.

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University offers an RN to MSN bridge program in addition to several different MSN specializations in adult-gerontology primary/acute care nurse practitioner, pediatric primary/acute care nurse practitioner, and health systems administration with a dual MBA or an extra focus on case management. Coursework for the MSN programs at Seton Hall can be completed in an online format, with clinical practicums taking place on site.

Monmouth University

There are several different nurse practitioner programs available to MSN students at Monmouth University, including MSNs in forensic nursing, nursing administration, nursing education, and school nursing as well as RN-to-MSN and bridge-to-MSN tracks. Aspiring nurse practitioners can also find family nurse practitioner, psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, and adult-gerontological primary care nurse practitioner MSN programs.

College of Saint Elizabeth

There are two different course tracks available for students in the MSN program at the College of Saint Elizabeth - nursing education and nursing leadership. These MSN programs are designed to be completed in three years of study when students are enrolled part time.

Felician University

Students in the MSN program at Felician University complete their program coursework online and their clinical hours on site. In addition to an RN-to-MSN fast track for applicants with an associate degree, the school offers family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology nurse practitioner, and nursing administration MSN programs.

Stockton University

Stockton University offers an MSN program with a specialization in adult-gerontology family nurse practitioner that students can complete as either full-time or part-time students. Students need to complete 42 credits and a total of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice prior to graduation from the program.

Ramapo College

Ramapo College offers three different tracks for students who are enrolled in the MSN program, including nursing education, nursing administration, and family nurse practitioner. Students must be registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree prior to applying for admission to this program, although the degree can be in a subject other than nursing.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a variety of both clinical and non-clinical tracks for students in the MSN program. The clinical tracks include adult gerontology nurse practitioner, adult gerontology nurse practitioner with an administrative focus, family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology forensic nurse practitioner, and family psychiatric/mental nurse practitioner. The non-clinical tracks include nurse educator, nurse administrator, and nursing information systems.

Kean University

The MSN program at Kean University offers flexible class schedules for students who are already working in the field as full-time nurses, and students can specialize in either nursing leadership and community health nursing. The school's MSN programs are available to registered nurses who have earned a bachelor's degree in nursing or an area other than nursing.

Rutgers University

MSN students at Rutgers University can pursue tracks in informatics or leadership. The program track in informatics requires students to complete 37 credits and 225 clinical hours, while students in the leadership track complete 42 credits and 500 clinical hours.

Thomas Edison State University

The three different MSN program tracks that are available at Thomas Edison State University are nursing administration, nursing informatics, and nurse educator. All three tracks require students to take 36 credits and complete a practicum prior to graduation.

School Name Program Offered Tuition (2018-2019)*
Seton Hall University Master of Science in Nursing $22,662
Monmouth University Master of Science in Nursing $26,114
College of Saint Elizabeth Master of Science in Nursing $18,018
Felician University Master of Science in Nursing $18,720
Stockton University Master of Science in Nursing In-State: $11,226, Out-of-State: $17,282
Ramapo College Master of Science in Nursing $16,948
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master of Science in Nursing $22,896
Kean University Master of Science in Nursing In-State: $15,025, Out-of-State: $19,890
Rutgers University Master of Science in Nursing In-State: $17,232, Out-of-State: $29,304
Thomas Edison State University Master of Science in Nursing $12,024

Source: *NCES

Completing a Master of Science in Nursing degree program can take upwards of three years, and there are a wide variety of specializations that students can pursue in New Jersey. These specializations range from forensic nursing to family nurse practitioner; some programs even allow students to enter with a nursing associate degree.

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