About the Program
The Graduate Nursing Program at NJCU is designed to build on nursing baccalaureate education, contemporary nursing practice parameters, and disciplinary competencies. Our program will provide you with the foundation necessary to advance your professional career while providing flexibility for the working RN.
At NJCU, we have a proud and long-standing history of preparing nurses for school nursing practice. Our graduate-level nursing programs specialize in preparing our students for school nurse certification in the state of New Jersey. We currently offer two graduate-level programs:
School Nursing Certificate Program
Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing with a Specialization in School Nursing
Take Health Care to School!
- Serve an essential role in assuring healthy equity and academic success for all children
- Bridge the gap between health and education, ensuring that all children, regardless of their health, economic, or social status, have an opportunity for optimum wellness and educational achievement
- Provide health services, coordinate care for students with chronic or acute health conditions to minimize disruptions in learning, perform health screenings, conduct disease surveillance, and connect families with needed services.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at New Jersey City University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The MS Program is accredited until December 31, 2032. This accreditation action was made effective March 28, 2022.
New Jersey Department of Education
The School Nurse Certificate Program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). Program completers who meet all program and State certification requirements will be eligible for the appropriate school nurse instructional or non-instructional certifications.
- The program is designed for adult learners
- A Comprehensive and challenging curriculum
- NJCU's culturally diverse faculty possess excellent teaching and academic credentials, including school nurse certification
- Affordable tuition rates
- Seamless learning experiences
- Professional growth opportunities to support nurses’ career trajectories
Students who complete the Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in School Nursing Program at NJCU will be able to:
- Engage in the processes of scholarship, critical thinking, communication, and research for practice and advanced study.
- Employ information systems technology and inter-professional collaboration to manage and transform clinical and educational practice.
- Evaluate socioeconomic and healthcare policy issues and trends that affect advanced practice and nursing education.
- Provide leadership to promote effective change in health care delivery systems and nursing education through the integration of advanced nursing knowledge, theories, and principles for effective outcomes.
- Design population-centered and culturally responsive strategies in the delivery of clinical and educational practice.
- Assimilate the role of the school nurse in schools and communities with diverse populations.
- Demonstrate competencies in using evidence-based practice to design, implement, and evaluate nursing services and health education curricula in schools and communities