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School of Nursing and Health Studies


Exceptional Health and Nursing Programs in New Jersey

Monmouth University provides health, physical education, nursing, and physician assistant programs in a flexible learning environment that allows students to realize their full potential.

Students and professionals at all levels can take advantage of the University’s Health Studies, Health Promotion, Health and Physical Education with an Education (K-12) endorsement, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, RN to MSN Direct, Doctor of Nursing Practice, post-master’s certificates, post-baccalaureate certificates, and nursing continuing education programs. Monmouth is now one of only three schools to offer Physician Assistant programs in New Jersey.

Monmouth is building state-of-the-art training facilities on its West Long Branch campus, and the University dedicated a new location to its expanding graduate programs at the Graduate Center at Monmouth Park Corporate Center.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies is comprised of two academic departments:

Department of Nursing

The nursing faculty members believe that health is a dynamic process influenced by the individual’s holistic response to the environment. We offer an upper-division BSN degree for RNs; a pre-licensure BSN degree for students new to nursing; MSN programs in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, School Nursing, and Forensic Nursing; an MS in Physician Assistant degree; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). We also offer post-master’s certificates in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Primary Care Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. In addition, we have post-baccalaureate certificates in School Nursing and Forensic Nursing.

Department of Health and Physical Education

Students in this department can major in Health Studies, Health Promotion, or Health/Physical Education (K-12 endorsement). A minor in health studies is open to students from a variety of majors who wish to enhance their knowledge about health and health-related issues for personal development or to complement their major area of study. The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies also houses the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Gerontology certificate program.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Monmouth University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the educational program and the continuing commitment of sponsoring institution to support the program.