Admissions Requirements & Required Courses – RN – MSN Online Fast Track Program

Admission Criteria and Required Courses – RN to BSN Fast Track
  • A completed application.
  • Submission of all official academic transcripts.
  • Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  • Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Applicants who are licensed in a state outside of New Jersey will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • The licensee cannot have any pending disciplinary action against their nursing license from any Board of Nursing.
  • Students who are pursuing licensure as a Registered Nurse after graduation from their original nursing program are eligible for “conditional acceptance”. Students may take a maximum of 12 credits in the Fast Track program while awaiting licensure.
  • Completion of 33 credits of liberal arts or science courses at an accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better.
Nursing courses (27 credits)
NURS 330 Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing – 3 credits
NURS 340 Health Assessment for RNs – 3 credits
NURS 380 Ethical/Legal Issues in Health Care – 3 credits
NURS 385 Health Care Policy and Politics – 3 credits
NURS 412 Public Health and Disaster Management for RNs – 6 credits
NURS 426 Leadership and Management for RNs – 6 credits
NURS 450 Critique and Evaluation of Nursing Research – 3 credits
Non-Nursing and Liberal Arts courses (21 credits)
MATH 122 Statistics I – 3 credits
BIO 307 Pathophysiology – 3 credits
CS 318 Computer Applications for Health Care Professionals – 3 credits
RELS 310 Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care – 3 credits
ART 315 Experiencing the Arts – 3 credits
MGT 420 Business Dimensions of Health Care – 3 credits
ENG 240 Technical Writing for the Professions – 3 credits
Total: 48 credits

Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.

Required Courses – RN – MSN Online Fast Track Program

The following eight courses apply to all three tracks:

8-Week Sessions – Undergraduate Courses (30 Credits)

Session 1 Credits
BIO 307: Pathophysiology 3
ENG 240: Technical Writing for the Professions 3
Session 2 Credits
NURS 330: Issues and Trends in Nursing 3
MATH 122: Statistics 3 credits 3
Session 3 Credits
NURS 412: Public Health and Disaster Management for RNs 6
Session 4 Credits
NURS 426: Leadership and Management for RNs 6
Session 5 Credits
NURS 340: Health Assessment for RNs 3
NURS 450: Critique & Evaluation of Nursing Research 3
Nursing Administration Track
12-Week Sessions – Graduate Courses (30 Credits)
Session 6 Credits
NURS 502: Policy, Advocacy and Ethical-Legal Issues in Healthcare 3
CS 630: Information Systems/Technology and Management of Data 3
Session 7 Credits
NURS 600: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice 3
NURS 610: Transformational Leadership 3
Session 8 Credits
NURS 510: Nursing Research: Application, Utilization, and Evaluation 3
NURS 631: Healthcare Finance: Concepts and Issues 3
Session 10 Credits
NURS 641: Population Health Management 3
NURS 646: Health Systems Leadership Seminar 3
Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
12-Week Sessions – Graduate Courses (40 Credits/650 Clinical Hours)
Session 6 Credits
NURS 502: Policy, Advocacy and Ethical-Legal Issues in Healthcare 3
Session 7 Credits
NURS 505: Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology 3
NURS 600: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice 3
Session 8 Credits
NURS 510: Nursing Research: Application, Utilization, and Evaluation 3
NURS 540: Advanced Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice 3
Session 9 Credits
NURS 530: Advanced Health Assessment (60 NRSC Hours) 3
Session 10 Credits
NURS 605: Primary Care of the Adult Gerontology
Population I
3
NURS 635: Primary Care of the Pediatric Population 2
Session 11 Credits
NURS 615: Primary Care of Women 2
NURS 625: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology
Population II
3
Session 12 Credits
NURS 626: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I (195 Hours) 3
NURS 636: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Pediatric Population (65 Hours) 1
Session 13 Credits
NURS 637: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan I (195 hours) 3
Session 14 Credits
NURS 638: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan II (195 hours) 3
NURS 645: APN Seminar 2
Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track
12-Week Sessions – Graduate Courses (37 Credits/585 Clinical Hours)
Session 6 Credits
NURS 502: Policy, Advocacy and Ethical-Legal Issues in Healthcare 3
Session 7 Credits
NURS 505: Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology 3
NURS 600: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice 3
Session 8 Credits
NURS 510: Nursing Research: Application, Utilization, and Evaluation 3
NURS 540: Advanced Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice 3
Session 9 Credits
NURS 530: Advanced Health Assessment (60 NRSC Hours) 3
Session 10 Credits
NURS 605: Primary Care of the Adult Gerontology
Population I
3
Session 11 Credits
NURS 615: Primary Care of Women 2
NURS 625: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology
Population II
3
Session 12 Credits
NURS 626: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I (195 Hours) 3
Session 13 Credits
NURS 627: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population II (195 hours) 3
Session 14 Credits
NURS 628: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population III (195 hours) 3
NURS 645: APN Seminar 2
Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.