RN to MSN Programs in New Jersey

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in New Jersey

There are 15 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in New Jersey in our online directory, with 9 programs being CCNE accredited, and 5 programs being ACEN accredited. 60% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

New Jersey requires that licensed nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. After attending a Master's in Nursing program accredited by national accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Advanced Practice Nurses in New Jersey must be accredited by a national certifying body concordant with their specialty.

CCNE has approved twelve Master's Nursing programs in New Jersey and ACEN has approved three. As of January 2020, New Jersey has begun the process of enrollment in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). However, the statutes will not take effect until implementation is complete. The provisions of the NLC would allow nurses versatility in terms of relocation: nurses in NLC states would be able to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure.

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Campbellsville University

Master Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Website

George Mason University

Master MSN-FNP Website

Norwich University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Website

Regis College

Master Online MSN, Multiple Specializations Website

Simmons University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Website

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing

A full-time student can typically complete a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2 years, though most schools offer a part-time option. Nursing programs generally require students to complete a core curriculum before delving into the nursing specialty of their choice. This core curriculum tends to cover topics relating to research methods, foundational theories of nursing roles (including ethical and legal considerations), nursing informatics, healthcare policy, pharmacology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology.

Following these initial semesters of coursework, students will learn advanced material relevant to the track of their choice. The latter part of a Master's in Nursing will likely integrate practical clinical experience with classroom study, allowing students to both learn from and apply their skills to real-life situations. New Jersey requires that students seeking Board certification complete a pharmacology course of at least 45 hours or 3 credits within their MSN program.

Nursing Licensure in New Jersey

After attending an undergraduate nursing program recognized by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the New Jersey State Board of Nursing for licensure to practice in New Jersey.

New Jersey stipulates a continuing education requirement of 30 clinical contact hours to be completed within the most recent two-year licensed period, with the option of applying 15 overflow hours to the next renewal period.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - Master's of Science in Nursing
  • The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program at the College of Saint Elizabeth offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the ACEN and offers flexible class schedules.
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck
CCNE
  • M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.) - Division of Nursing and Health Management
  • The M.S. in Nursing program at FDU helps develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. Areas of specialization include clinical nurse leader, nurse educator, nurse administrator, and more.
Felician University
Lodi
CCNE
  • MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner - School of Nursing
  • Felician University’s FNP program teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage health and illness problems of patients of all ages in rural communities. This program is accredited and takes 46 Credits plus 780 clinical hours to complete.
  • MSN Executive Leadership - Division of Nursing and Health Management
  • The MSN Executive Leadership program at Felican University graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program requires 36 Credits plus 500 project hours.
Kean University
Union
ACEN
  • Clinical Management (M.S.N.) - Department of Nursing
  • The Clinical Management program at Kean University graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the NLNAC.
  • Community Health Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • The Community Health Nursing program at Kean University prepares nurses with expertise in community health nursing in culturally diverse patient populations. This program is accredited by the ACEN.
Monmouth University
West Long Branch
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The Master in Nursing program at Monmouth University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Education, and more.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah
ACEN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nursing Programs - School of Nursing & Health Professions
  • The MSN program at Ramapo College of New Jersey prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the ACEN and can be studied online and on campus.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick
NA
  • Nursing Informatics MSN
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing Informatics program is for students ready to lead in the informatics role in health related services. The program is accredited and completed entirely online.
Saint Peter's University
Jersey City
CCNE
  • MSN‐ Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Saint Peters University prepares students to work in acute of primary care of adult patients. The program is accredited completed entirely on campus.
Seton Hall University
South Orange
CCNE
  • M.S.N. /M.B.A. Health Systems Administration
  • Seton Hall offers a Master in Health Systems Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited and completed part or full time.
Stockton University
Galloway
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Stockton University prepares students to work in acute of primary care of adult patients. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
The College of New Jersey
Ewing
CCNE
  • Clinical Nurse Leader MSN  - School of Nursing
  • The Clinical Nurse Leader program at The College of New Jersey prepares nurses to teach in higher education and leadership in a variety of hospital, community-based, and health care settings. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Thomas Edison State College
Trenton
ACEN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN Program at Thomas Edison State University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Administration.
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne
CCNE
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at William Paterson University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.

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