• Message from Dean Mahoney

    Welcome to the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University! We offer an upper-division Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for registered nurses, Master of Science Degrees in Nursing, the RN to MSN Direct Program for registered nurses who want to move directly into a master's degree program, as well as graduate and post-master's certificates for nurses.

    And new to our school is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) post-master's degree program in which nurse leaders learn to influence and improve interdisciplinary healthcare teams and to implement advanced clinical skills while putting research into practice.

    In addition, we offer an undergraduate program in health studies, health studies and physical education, and health studies/physical education with an education endorsement. Moreover, we started the RN to MSN Direct Program for registered nurses who want to move directly into a master's degree program.

    The undergraduate nursing program builds upon students' past educational experiences and helps continue their professional and personal development. Graduates of the program are prepared to practice professional nursing, to assume leadership positions in a variety of health care settings, and to pursue graduate education in nursing.

    The upper-division BSN program at Monmouth University, now 30 years old, is designed to meet the needs of nurses and clients in the central New Jersey area. The faculty remains committed to maintaining a program of academic excellence and to providing as flexible a program as possible in order to facilitate completion by students attending either full- or part-time.

    The M.S.N. program began in Fall 1995 to meet the needs of area nurses for advanced education. It was designed to educate nurses to provide high quality, cost-effective care to clients in the central New Jersey area. Specializations are offered for Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, School Nursing and Forensic Nursing. In addition, we offer Post Master's Certificates for nurses who already have a Master's degree in nursing in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education and Nursing Administration as well as graduate certificates in School Nursing and Forensic Nursing.

    In July 1998, the department of nursing and health studies became the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. The school was named in honor of Marjorie K. Unterberg, a long-time advocate for nursing. Mrs. Unterberg provided support to the Monmouth University nursing program for many years prior to her death.

    If, at any time, you have either comments or questions regarding the nursing programs, courses, expectations, etc., feel free to discuss them with me. Please contact Diane Hansen, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, for an appointment.

    I wish you much success in your educational and professional endeavors.

    Sincerely,

    Janet Mahoney, Ph.D., RN, APN-C, ENA-BC
    Dean/Professor
    Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies