M.S.N. - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NU.ADULT.MSN)

Graduate Nursing Core (12 credits)
NU-508Factors Affecting Healthcare 13
NU-512Nursing Research for Advanced Nursing Practice 13
NU-514Data Management for Advanced Nursing Practice 13
NU-518Education and Motivation of Nursing Clients 13
APN Concentration (13 credits)
NU-521Pathophysiology and Histology 13
NU-524Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice 13
NU-535Advanced Health Assessment 13
NU-541Primary Care 13
NU-542Primary Care Laboratory1
Clinical Specialty Adult (14 credits)
NU-621Advanced Practice Nursing I: Adult Gerontology 13
NU-622PAdvanced Practice Nursing Practicum I: Adult-Gerontology3
NU-622SAdvanced Practice Nursing Seminar I: Adult Gerontology1
NU-623Advanced Practice Nursing II: Adult Gerontology 13
NU-624PAdvanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Adult Gerontology3
NU-624SAdvanced Practice Nursing Seminar II: Adult Gerontology 11
Total Credits39

Bridge Program for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing can bridge into the MSN program by taking three upper-division undergraduate nursing courses (9 credits) at Monmouth University prior to taking courses in the MSN track of his or her choice. One of the three courses may be waived, at the program director's discretion if the student has already completed a college-level health assessment or an appropriate continuing education course.

RN to MSN Direct Program

The RN to MSN Direct Program is designed to allow nurses to quickly attain an MSN 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 upon successful completion of courses totaling 150 credits. Students are accepted into the RN to MSN Direct Program as graduate students. Successful completion of the Undergraduate Nursing Certificate is a prerequisite for taking graduate nursing (NU) courses. See the School of Nursing section of the current graduate catalog for additional acceptance criteria. Depending on the selected MSN track, students are required to complete 30 undergraduate preparatory credits, and 36 to 48 graduate nursing credits, in order to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree, as stipulated by the State of New Jersey, students must document completion of at least 150 credits.