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    (18-33 credits)


    Specialization You Need. On Your Terms.

    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 programs that:

    • provide the student with a broad knowledge base with a concentration - a selected area of specialization
    • develop confidence and proficiency necessary for advanced nursing practice
    • realize full potential through development of autonomy, leadership, and professionalism

    For those nurses who have a bachelor's degree, Monmouth offers a Graduate Certificate in:

    • Forensic Nursing

    Two endorsements are also available:

    • School Nursing
    • School Nursing Non-Instructional

    The post-master's program is designed for nurses who have already completed a master's degree in nursing and is a course of study that prepares the practitioner for the advanced nursing roles in one of five concentrations:

    • Nurse Educator
    • Nurse Administrator
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Students are placed in relevant settings based on the nursing role they have chosen to pursue. The program's focus is to help students develop expertise in a defined body of knowledge arrived at through the study of research and practice in one of these selected areas.

    “Nursing is changing, as is healthcare. A certificate from Monmouth not only provides you training needed to be ready for the changes coming, but puts you in the company of other graduates who are leaders in their field.”

    Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies

    View a printable, more detailed description of this program.

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    School Nurse Endorsement

    In response to new requirements for certified school nurses to act as health advocates for school-age children, Monmouth University is proud to offer a graduate School Nurse Endorsement program. Intended for registered nurses interested in completing the requirements for the New Jersey School Nurse endorsement, Monmouth’s program includes courses that are usually included as part of a B.S.N. program. (Students with a baccalaureate degree in nursing will generally receive transfer credits for the foundation courses.)

    Registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree other than the B.S.N. must take nursing foundation courses before beginning the graduate concentration in school nursing. The program requires a practicum and student teaching experience involving one day per week in college-determined field placements.

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