Some of the many factors building momentum for change in nursing education at the graduate level include: increased complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care and patient safety, and shortages of nursing personnel, which requires a higher level of preparation for leaders who can design and assess care. Monmouth's graduate nursing programs are designed to meet the changing demands of the nation's complex healthcare environment by preparing nurses for the advanced nursing roles of educator, administrator, and practitioner. Monmouth's program offers a variety of options for nurses at all levels of experience to continue their education.
Specializations for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, 36-45 credits) are offered in:
A report from the National Academy of Sciences recognized a shortage of doctorally prepared nursing faculty and the need for development of a non-research clinical doctorate to prepare expert practitioners who can serve as clinical faculty. Monmouth University is proud to respond to this call to action with the Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
Besides providing students with a broad knowledge base and a concentration in a selected area of specialization, Monmouth offers the option to be certified in a specialty area of practice with a recognized nursing certification program. For those with an undergraduate degree, Monmouth offers Post Bachelor's Certificates in:
The University also offers Post-master's Certificate programs that include:
The RN to MSN Direct program allows qualified registered nurses who presently hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing to earn an MSN degree without having to first earn a baccalaureate degree.