This 36-credit cohort based program had been designed to address the skills and competencies required of today’s Nurse Executive. The program offers project-based learning which incorporates experiential learning into the student's academic experience. The program is in compliance with the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing graduate curriculum content. Additionally, the program has been structured for the student to be proficient in the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Competencies. The hybrid learning format is a blend of a traditional classroom with distance learning. A Master of Science in Nursing Degree is awarded after successful completion of the program. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue doctoral study and may apply for national certification based on eligibility requirements.
36 Credits Executive Leadership Track plus 500 project hours
Requirements for admission to the MSN Executive Leadership program include:
- A completed application.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing* from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency, and approved by the Board of Nursing.
- 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey. The licensee cannot have any pending disciplinary action against their nursing license from any Board of Nursing.
- Submission of two professional and/or academic references from persons qualified to judge applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate study.
- Submission of all official academic transcripts.
- International academic credentials are reviewed by an international accrediting agency (World Education Services) on an individual basis.
- TOEFL scores of 79-80 (550) are required of graduates of non- English speaking countries.
- Criminal history background check(s) or other requirements mandated by the practicum site.
- Portfolio Assessment. Bridge courses* available for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing.
- Successful completion of undergraduate courses in nursing research and statistics.
Candidates who are seeking admission to the Master’s program Executive Leadership track and meet all admission requirements with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing will be evaluated by portfolio assessment. Applicants may be required to complete coursework prior to full admission. Following successful completion of the required coursework (B or better in all courses) applicants will be fully accepted into the MSN Program. Bridge courses include:
- NURS 451 Introduction to Nursing Research
- NURS 426 Leadership and Management in Nursing
- NURS 412 Population Focused Nursing