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Nursing Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

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NJCU offers two specializations in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing Degree Program:

Master of Science (MS) in Nursing with a Specialization in Nursing Education

Master of Science (MS) in Nursing with a Specialization in School Nursing

Students can complete the 37-credit MS degree program in approximately two years, and may begin the program in the spring, summer or fall semester. The program is designed to provide advanced nursing knowledge and skills for nurses as they transition to careers as nurse educators and school nurses.

The Nursing Department also offers two graduate-level certification programs

School Nursing Certificate Program

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

Designed for those who have already earned either a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree in nursing, the 15-19-credit Post-Master's Certificate program can be completed in three semesters of part-time study. The post-graduate program is designed for those seeking to acquire educational mastery of subject knowledge congruent with nursing educational practices in a variety of venues, including academic and healthcare practice settings.


Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria for the Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Degree Programs:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500-word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE scores or waiver
  • A copy of current US nursing license
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

Pre-requisites:
Must have BSN

  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE scores or waiver
  • A copy of current US nursing license
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

Admission Criteria for School Nurse Certificate Program

  • Completed online application and non-refundable $55 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Submission of a 250-500-word essay discussing goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the intended program;
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Copy of current, unencumbered NJ nursing license

Pre-Requisites

  • BSN degree from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited institution that is also a regionally accredited college/university
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0-point scale

Admission Criteria for Post-Master's Certificate Program

  • MA or MS in nursing from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution

Admission Criteria for International Students

  • International students must have their credits officially evaluated by a member of the National Council of Credential Evaluation Services

Why Nursing at NJCU?

NJCU offers:

  • A caring, supportive, and knowledgeable faculty with expertise in areas ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics
  • A comprehensive, current, and challenging curriculum
  • Two convenient locations: Jersey City and Wall Township
  • Flexible scheduling (evenings, weekends, online, blended, and in-person) that is convenient for working adults
  • The lowest tuition and fees among New Jersey state colleges and universities

Contact Us

Dr. Kathleen Mahoney kmahoney2@njcu.edu
Nursing Education Program Coordinator

Dr. Lorraine Chewey lchewey@njcu.edu
School Nursing Program Coordinator