Monmouth offers graduate nursing programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report, placing them among the top nursing programs in New Jersey. Whether you’re a working nurse interested in our RN to MSN direct program or a recent BSN recipient interested in one of our MSN programs, such as forensic nursing, the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies provides unparalleled opportunities for both career advancement and specialization within the nursing fields.
Some of the many factors building momentum for change in nursing education at the graduate level include: increased complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care and patient safety, and shortages of nursing personnel, which requires a higher level of preparation for leaders who can design and assess care. Monmouth's graduate nursing programs are designed to meet the changing demands of the nation's complex healthcare environment by preparing nurses for the advanced nursing roles of educator, administrator, and practitioner. Monmouth's program offers a variety of options for nurses at all levels of experience to continue their education.
Specializations for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, 36-48 credits) are offered in:
A report from the National Academy of Sciences recognized a shortage of doctorally prepared nursing faculty and the need for development of a non-research clinical doctorate to prepare expert practitioners who can serve as clinical faculty. Monmouth University is proud to respond to this call to action with the Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
The RN to MSN Direct program allows qualified registered nurses who presently hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing to earn an MSN degree without having to first earn a baccalaureate degree.
Besides providing students with a broad knowledge base and a concentration in a selected area of specialization, Monmouth offers the option to be certified in a specialty area of practice with a recognized nursing certification program. For those with an undergraduate degree, Monmouth offers Graduate Certificates in:
The University also offers Post-master's Certificate programs that include: