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Monmouth University

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

(732) 571-3400
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Nursing Programs Offered

Adult Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
MSN Programs
Nursing Science - Bachelor's degree
Nursing Science - Master's degree
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs

RN to BSN Program Details

The mission of the RN to B.S.N. program at Monmouth University is to prepare a registered nurse for professional practice through integration of a general liberal education with professional learning and activity. The professional component of this education is designed to prepare a professional nurse who promotes, restores, and maintains health for individuals, families, groups, and the community.

Professional nurses:

-are independent practitioners who make considered judgments;
-act with responsibility;
-are responsible for their own professional growth and learning; and
-are accountable to their clients and to their profession for their nursing practice.

The program is designed for graduate nurses from associate degree programs and/or diploma schools of nursing. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The faculty of the Department of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University believes that the professional nurse must be a person who:

-is liberally educated;
-has a highly developed social awareness; and
-has a concern for the well being of individuals.

Because this program is designed for the working RN, whenever possible classes are scheduled to meet in a three-hour block of time, one day per week. When more than one section of a course is offered, both day and evening sections are scheduled. Students may attend on either a part or full-time basis.

MSN Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to meet the needs of clients in the central New Jersey area for advanced practice nursing. In addition, it serves the needs of nurses seeking advanced educational preparation. Specializations are offered in Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, and now also in School Nursing, Nursing Education, Forensic Nursing, and Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing.

The philosophy of the MSN program at Monmouth University prepares nurses for the advanced nursing roles of educator, administrator, and practitioner. Our nursing faculty members believe that education at the master’s degree level is essential to provide the student with a broad knowledge base with a concentration in a selected area of specialization; develop justifiable confidence and proficiency necessary for advanced nursing; and realize full potential through development of autonomy, leadership, and professionalism.

The faculty members of the School of Nursing and Health Studies believe that today's nurse must be master’s-prepared and certified in a specialty area of practice by a recognized nursing certification program. The MSN program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles by providing professional learning and activity to help students develop expertise in a defined body of knowledge arrived at through the study of research and practice in selected areas. It places the graduate student in relevant settings based on the advanced practice nursing role they have chosen to pursue; has faculty members who are experienced nurse practitioners, educators, and administrators; and provides individual attention for all students.

Faculty members believe that education for the advanced practice nurse must be a realistic, idealistic, future-oriented teaching/learning process that promotes the development of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor abilities contributing to professional growth and ultimate personal responsibility for continued learning. This education helps the student to develop justifiable confidence in the intellectual and clinical proficiency necessary for advanced practice. This process enriches the conceptual base that supports both the critical thinking and ethical decision making expected of the advanced practice nurse. It strengthens the sense of commitment to the attitudes and values of the nursing profession.

RN to MSN Program Details

The RN to MSN Direct program is designed to allow nurses to more quickly attain a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Registered nurses who presently hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing will be able to earn an MSN degree without earning a baccalaureate degree on completion of a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses totaling 150 credits. Through full time or part time study, RNs are provided the opportunity to advance their professional careers.

Students are accepted into the RN to MSN Direct program on a conditional basis. Successful completion of 30 credits of preparatory RN graduate courses (RN 500 A-I) is a prerequisite to taking nursing graduate courses. Students need a minimum GPA of 2.75 in RN courses.

Prior to being accepted into the RN to MSN Direct program, registered nurse applicants need to have completed the required undergraduate courses, which include: English Composition I and II, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry, Introduction to Psychology, and an additional 3 credits in Social Science. These courses with a grade of C or better will transfer in.

Students are able to transfer in 30 undergraduate lower division nursing courses, in addition to transferring in 28 credits for the required undergraduate courses. Students are required to complete 30 graduate RN credits and 38 to 45 graduate nursing credits depending on the selected MSN track. A total of 150 credits are needed to complete the RN to MSN Direct Program. Graduate tuition and fees apply.

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