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  • MS 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. Far more than just a clinical perspective, those enrolled are part of a teaching/learning process that promotes the development of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor abilities contributing to professional growth.

    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. As the demand for highly educated nurses continues to increase, nurses are reporting earning higher salaries in the past year and more than they did five years ago (Source: Minority Nurse).

    All of our MSN classes are designed to accommodate the working nurse and are offered in the evening, either online or hybrid (alternating weeks on campus).

Program Director

Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C

Email:

rknapp@monmouth.edu

Phone:

732-923-4671

  • Options for All Nursing Candidates

    Monmouth's Bridge-to-MSN is designed for nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees. Our RN-to-MSN 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 MSN in Nursing degree.

  • Program in Action: Faculty Spotlight

  • Program Application Requirements

    Master of Science in Nursing


    Specializations in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and School Nursing


    To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and provide the following:

    • Possession of a BSN from an accredited program, with a minimum 2.75 GPA. RN students with a baccalaureate degree other than nursing may be admitted into the "bridge" program.
    • GRE scores may be waived pending a minimum of a "B" (3.0) earned in each of the first four courses of the program. Satisfactory GRE scores will be required to continue if a "B" is not earned in each of the first four courses.
    • A personal statement (one to two pages) outlining professional goals.
    • Two letters of recommendation. One year of clinical experience is necessary to begin the clinical specialty.
    • A college-level course in health assessment. (An appropriate continuing education course may be substituted at the program director’s discretion.) This requirement does not apply to the Nursing Administration concentration.
    • A current New Jersey RN license, a year of experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.
    • Résumé.

    *Starting in the Spring of 2018, possession of a BSN from an accredited program, with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA will be required. As well as one year of work experience as a registered professional nurse and one year experience in the enrolled specialty track before beginning the clinical specialty practicums . The GRE will no longer be required.


    Nursing Certificate Programs


    Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's)

    • Possession of a BSN from an accredited program, with a minimum 2.75 GPA. RN students with a baccalaureate degree other than nursing may be admitted into the "bridge" program.
    • A current New Jersey RN license, a year of current experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.
    • A personal statement (one to two pages) outlining professional goals.
    • Two letters of recommendation. One year of clinical experience is necessary to begin the clinical specialty.
    • A college-level course in health assessment. (An appropriate continuing education course may be substituted at the program director’s discretion.) This requirement does not apply to the Nursing Administration concentration.
    • Résumé.

    Forensic Nursing; School Nursing; School Nursing (Non-Instructional)

    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • A current New Jersey RN license, a year of experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.
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