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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 four 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 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 Education; 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, and Nursing Education. In addition, we have post-baccalaureate certificates in School 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). The health and physical education baccalaureate dual major K-12 education endorsement offers core health studies and physical education aligned with both the State of New Jersey certification requirements and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 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.

Physician Assistant Program

Monmouth’s full-time, 95-credit physician assistant (PA) graduate program will give you the rigorous, hands-on learning environment you need to become a critical part of the changing healthcare landscape. As a PA, you will be a licensed medical professional and an important solution to the looming problem of healthcare access, especially as aging Baby Boomers and those newly insured by the healthcare reform need more care.

Department of Occupational Therapy

Monmouth’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is designed to give you the advanced clinical and leadership skills you will need to excel in this growing and versatile field. Our experiential learning-based curriculum prepares you for entry-level practice in a variety of roles and settings, with coursework focusing on rehabilitation, health promotion and wellness, business and financial models in health care, education, global interprofessional collaboration, and leadership.