• Bridge to the MSN PROGRAM

    The bridge program is designed for students who are registered nurses and have a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. Bridge students do not need to complete the entire BSN program before entering the MSN program. RN's with a BA or BS degree in a discipline other than nursing are required to take one, two, or three of the RN500 courses as specified by the department.

    THE PATH

    • Qualified students enter with a provisional acceptance into the graduate program.
    • Students seeking to pursue the nurse practitioner, nursing education, school nursing or forensic nursing should complete NU312/RN500B, NU413/RN500f and NU414RN500G.
    • Students seeking to pursue the nurse administration track should complete NU413/RN500F, NU414/RN500G and NU450/RN500I
    • Upon completion of the Bridge courses, students may register for master's level courses and follow the sequence of scheduling as detailed in the MSN curriculum charts.

    SEVEN THINGS YOU NEED

    Students are accepted provisionally accepted as graduate students. Graduate tuition and fees apply.

    1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program with a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
    2. A personal statement (one to two pages) outlining professional goals
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. One year of clinical experience is necessary to begin the clinical specialty. Students pursuing the degree full time will need to have at least two years of clinical experience upon starting the nursing specialty courses in the MSN program;
    5. Possession of an RN license or is eligible to take the NCLEX examination. A current New Jersey R.N. license and proof of current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy;
    6. Resume;
    7. After acceptance, prior to starting classes, a student must submit to the School of Nursing and Heath Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care practitioner including a complete health history and physical exam. Before beginning clinical laboratory experiences student are required to have a physical examination, with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks, in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies;

    See the complete MSN curriculum!