M.S. in Nursing
Monmouth University’s 36-48 credit Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you for an advanced role as an educator, administrator, or practitioner in a wide range of fields. Our program is ideal for current nurses who wish to move ahead in their careers, as well as those who want to enter the dynamic, emerging field of forensic nursing.
The faculty members in the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies are committed to providing students with more than just the skills of an advanced practice nurse. With small class sizes, one-on-one faculty interaction, and a full-time placement coordinator available to help you identify internship opportunities, Monmouth offers a personalized learning experienced designed to position you for success after graduation.
Nursing education is changing to address the increased complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care and patient safety, and shortages of nursing personnel. Monmouth prepares you to adapt to this dynamic health care environment by providing real-world experience in a variety of settings. With over 500+ possible clinical placements throughout the state, plus externships available with our partners Hackensack Meridian Health and Monmouth Medical Center, you have the opportunity to master the field of nursing.
All of our M.S.N. classes are designed to accommodate the working nurse and are offered in the evening, either online or hybrid (alternating weeks on campus).
Program Director & Faculty
Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C
Options for All Nursing Candidates
Monmouth’s Bridge-to-M.S.N. is designed for nurses with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees. Our R.N.-to-M.S.N. Direct is designed for registered nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. Both programs are designed to allow you to accelerate your path to an M.S. in Nursing degree.
Dr. Cheryl Leiningen was selected from nurse educators to attend the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in collaboration with the Disease and Movement Disorders Centers at New York University and University of Pennsylvania. A requirement for completion of the fellowship, was creating a mentored educational project thus enhancing the overall care of Parkinsons disease patients and their families. This project was accepted to be presented at the 2016 4th World Parkinson's Congress in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Rose Knapp, M.S.N. Program Director, is the clinical editor of the newly updated 3rd edition of "Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual." The book features hundreds of visuals that offer essential background on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, as well as current hemodynamic monitoring principles. This edition includes new and existing nursing practice guidelines for hemodynamic monitoring and the latest invasive and noninvasive pressure monitoring technology.
Certificates & Endorsements
As nurses assume greater responsibility in the changing healthcare environment, those who have the most knowledge and skills will have the greatest opportunity for growth. For those interested in specialization and career advancement, Monmouth offers certificate and endorsements programs.