Stockton University

M.S. in Nursing


101 Vera King Farris Dr

Pomona, NJ 08205

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.N.- Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed for the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse (R.N.) who wishes to pursue a graduate degree with eligibility for specialty certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). In addition, a post-master's certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) is available.

The program focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that enable the nurse practitioner to assess, diagnose, and manage health problems of the client. Health promotion and disease prevention are emphasized as students assess and develop the wellness potential of individuals, families and communities.

This hybrid program encourages self-directed learning and critical thinking. It ensures the graduate student will develop the expertise necessary to manage the professional role expectations of an advanced-practice nurse in complex health care systems.

Purposes of the Program

  • Advance the educational level of nurses to affect improvement in the health care of clients.
  • Encourage continued personal and professional growth.
  • Prepare advanced-practice nurses who are eligible for national certification.
  • Provide a foundation for continued graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes

Stockton's learning outcomes are in accordance with those of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The graduate program is designed to produce an advanced nurse practitioner who is able to:

1.  Utilize Roy's Adaptation Model of Nursing when making decisions about professional nursing practice.

2. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the physical and behavioral sciences and humanities with nursing theory and advanced nursing practice.

3. Assess health status and health potential of the client.

4. Identify specific common deviations from wellness and use evidence-based data to manage illness. 

5. Accept individual responsibility and accountability in defining advanced practice nursing.

6. Apply nursing research and evidence-based data to advanced practice nursing.

7. Utilize leadership skills through interaction with consumers and providers in meeting health
needs and advanced nursing goals.

8. Collaborate on the interdisciplinary health team to identify and effect needed change which will improve delivery within specific health care systems.


The master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Stockton University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Eligibility Requirements:

Possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLN-CCNE-accredited school. Meet one of the two requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a scale of 4.0) with a minimum grade of "B" in all nursing courses. Cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two graduate nursing courses if the BSN GPA is less than or equal to 3.19. Completion of prerequisite courses Health Assessment Nursing Research (or in the health discipline) Statistics Proof of current RN license in the State of NJ, CPR certification. Students must meet the "Technical Standards and Essential Functions" requirements as specified by the Nursing Program (Policy #M-1). Applicants to the Post-Master's program must have a master's degree in their specialty at the time of application (ANCC or AANPCP).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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