Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Upon the completion of a Associate Degree and passing the NCLEX-RN, Fairleigh Dickinson University will award a minimum of sixty-six (66) credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. These credits will satisfy the lower division requirements of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s BSN degre
BSN Program Details
The goal of the nursing program is to prepare a professional nurse to provide comprehensive nursing care to persons and families in all environments where health care is required.
Laboratory experiences are concurrent with nursing theory and begin at the first semester of sophomore-level courses. Beginning at the sophomore level, students are assigned to a variety of clinical laboratory experiences at various locations including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and community health agencies. The program is reviewed and evaluated periodically by the faculty, students, consumers, community health-care agencies and external accrediting bodies to assess quality and relevance.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is open to high school graduates, to college graduates holding a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing and to diploma or associate degree R.N.s. College graduates attend an accelerated track that is identical in nursing content to the four-year nursing program. The accelerated nursing program offers two options: one year program, beginning each year in May, that can be completed in one calendar year following fulfillment of all prerequisites and two year program, beginning each year in September, that can be completed in two calendar years following fulfillment of all prerequisites.
Nursing classes begin in the freshman year, followed by clinical rotations in a variety of health care facilities. Specialty areas studied include: nursing care of adults, nursing care of individuals with psychosocial problems, nursing care of children, women’s health, rehabilitative nursing and community health nursing. This program offers both full and part-time study options.
Faculty members in the School of Nursing are leaders in the nursing field; involved in research and private practice. Nursing classes are held in modern facilities and small class size is maintained, encouraging students to communicate freely with instructors and peers. Individualized advisement assists students in planning the most suitable courses for them throughout the program. Our nursing student mentor program assists freshman and sophomore students as they acclimate to college life and the studying necessary to be successful in the nursing program.
MSN Program Details
The graduate curriculum in nursing is designed to serve those who desire to study advanced nursing rooted in explicit nursing knowledge as a guide to various roles.
The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares individuals as adult, family, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners, forensic specialists, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators and nurse information system specialists.
Advanced scholarship takes place within the context of nursing as a discipline and profession and is the guiding theme of all activities encompassed within the learning environment.
This program is offered under the auspices of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey.
-Graduation from an accredited BSN program
-Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
-NJ Registered Nurse licensure
-Proficiency in spoken and written English
-A course in health assessment is required for all nurse practitioner tracks and strongly recommended for non clinical tracks
-Personal interview may be required
-A minimum of 1 year clinical nursing experience is required
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The goal of the ABSN program is to welcome individuals to the professions by honoring their diverse backgrounds and providing the specific educational courses necessary to become competent, confident professional nurses.
Our ABSN students represent a variety of educational backgrounds including accounting, teaching, business, science and the arts. The nursing curriculum and clinical rotations offer a stimulating educational pathway for our second-degree students. Classes are small, encouraging participation and involvement. As an ABSN student, you may choose to complete the program in either one year, or in two years.
This intensive program enables individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing the opportunity to enter the profession in a concentrated timeframe. Participants can choose from a one-year program or a two-year program. Courses for one-year students begin in mid-May. Nursing courses for two-year students start in the fall semester.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program educates nurses for the highest level of clinically expert practice, including sophisticated diagnostic and treatment competencies. These competencies, combined with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education, prepare DNPs for leadership practice roles on the front line of their profession. Recognizing that advanced practice preparation requires education at the doctoral level, this program provides intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in both the education and practice settings.
The 36 credit program offers 2 specialization tracks – clinical leadership and organizational leadership. The clinical leadership track prepares advanced practice nurses (APNs) for expert practice and the organizational leadership care track prepares graduates for leadership positions in organizational systems. The curriculum consists of twenty-four (24) credits of CORE requirements and twelve (12) credits of specialty focused courses. The residency requirement of 500 hours, offers the student the opportunity to work closely with mentors on projects that will demonstrate expanded practice and mastery of DNP competencies. All students must complete the program within 5 years.
A bridge program to the DNP for nurses with a Masters degree in another field is available.
The DNP program will follow the Executive educational model. Supplementary readings and assignments will be provided online. This format provides the opportunity for DNP students to complete three three-credit courses in one 16-week semester for full-time studies. Part-time students will follow the same format and complete six credits per semester.
The program is offered under the auspices of the Henry Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, University College: Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ.
-Master’s degree in advanced practice nursing from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – (CCNE) or National League for Nursing – (NLN) accredited program.
-Copies of Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse.
-Relevant experience in advanced practice nursing
-Three references attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and potential. One of the three must address the applicant’s practice potential.
-Interview and completion of a writing sample.