The graduate curriculum in nursing is designed to serve those who desire to study advanced nursing rooted in explicit nursing knowledge as a guide to various roles.
The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares individuals as adult, family, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners, forensic specialists, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators,nurse administrators and nurse information system specialists.
Advanced scholarship takes place within the context of nursing as a discipline and profession and is the guiding theme of all activities encompassed within the learning environment.
This program is offered under the auspices of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey.
Graduation from an accredited BSN program
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
NJ Registered Nurse licensure
Proficiency in spoken and written English
A course in health assessment is required for all nurse practitioner tracks and strongly recommended for non clinical tracks
Personal interview may be required
A minimum of 1 year clinical nursing experience is required
Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (42 credits)
Nurse Educator (33 credits)
Nursing Information Systems (32 credits)
Nursing Administration (33 credits)
Individuals holding an MSN degree may earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in adult gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, adult gerontology forensics nurse practitioner, nursing education, and nursing information systems.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.