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RN to MSN Direct Program

Monmouth stands out among the nursing schools in New Jersey in offering flexible course schedules, doctorally prepared faculty, and a personalized learning environment.

If you are a registered nurse holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing, you will be able to earn an MSN degree in one of the following paths:

  • Traditional Path: complete the required undergraduate BSN and MSN specialty required classes
  • Undergraduate Nursing Certificate: requires 30 credits of 10 upper-division undergraduate nursing courses before applying to the MSN portion of the program

There are many options for specialization in the graduate portion of the RN to MSN Direct program.

Applying to the RN to MSN Direct Program

If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, you may be accepted as a graduate student in the RN to MSN Direct program. Upon completion of the Undergraduate Nursing Certificate, you will submit a graduate application to complete the MSN degree. Graduate tuition and fees apply. You will need:

  • 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 current New Jersey RN license and proof of current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy
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  • Before beginning clinical laboratory experiences, you are required to have a physical examination, with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks, in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies.

If you do not meet the criteria to be accepted into the MSN program, you may complete the BSN degree by fulfilling the bachelor’s requirements. Monmouth offers an RN to BSN program designed to meet the schedules of most working nurses.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Office of Admission at 732-571-3456.