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M.S. in Nursing

Monmouth University’s 33-45 credit Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you for an advanced role as an educator 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 experience 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 MSN classes are designed to accommodate the working nurse and are offered in the evening, in a hybrid format (alternating weeks on campus).

Choose from degree programs and certificates appropriate for your area of interest and specialty:

Application deadlines for most MSN and Post-Master’s Nursing programs are July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. It is preferred that students begin each program in the fall or spring terms. Summer-start is limited.

The Forensics, Nursing Education, and School Nursing programs are fall-start only. The School Nursing application deadline is April 1 for fall-start.

View Application Requirements.

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at Monmouth University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Monmouth University employs a Full-Time Placement Coordinator to assist you in finding the right clinical environment and experience.


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