Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University offers a welcoming and dynamic setting for student development. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention, and nationally ranked Division I athletics make our private university a great place to find your future.
Monmouth’s beautiful coastal campus sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology and entrepreneurship. Just one hour from New York and Philadelphia, we take pride in preparing students to succeed in life after graduation. Our renowned faculty are actively involved in advancing academic research nationwide while encouraging meaningful community involvement and critical thinking for self-fulfillment.
If you want to promote the well-being and health of students, Monmouth University’s MSN offers a school nursing track.
School nursing practice is constantly changing to meet the needs of school-age children. Legislative changes, school board policy changes, and increasing enrollment of medically and emotionally vulnerable children have made the school nurse’s role more complex than ever.
Our school nurse programs allow you to keep abreast of these changes so you may be a health advocate for school-age children. There are tracks for both certified school nurses as well as nurses seeking initial certification.
School Nursing Endorsements
In response to new requirements for certified school nurses to act as health advocates for school-age children, Monmouth University is proud to offer the 22-credit School Nursing and 15-credit School Nursing Non-Instructional endorsement programs.
Intended for registered nurses interested in completing the requirements for the New Jersey School Nurse certificate, Monmouth’s program includes courses that are usually included as part of a BSN program. Students with a baccalaureate degree in nursing will generally receive transfer credits for the foundation courses.
M.S. in Nursing: Additional Offerings
Monmouth University’s 33-45 credit Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you for an advanced role as an educator, administrator, or practitioner in a wide range of fields. Our program is ideal for current nurses who wish to move ahead in their careers, as well as those who want to enter the dynamic, emerging field of forensic nursing.
The faculty members in the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies are committed to providing students with more than just the skills of an advanced practice nurse. With small class sizes, one-on-one faculty interaction, and a full-time placement coordinator available to help you identify internship opportunities, Monmouth offers a personalized learning experience designed to position you for success after graduation.
Nursing education is changing to address the increased complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care and patient safety, and shortages of nursing personnel. Monmouth prepares you to adapt to this dynamic health care environment by providing real-world experience in a variety of settings. With over 500+ possible clinical placements throughout the state, plus externships available with our partners Hackensack Meridian Health and Monmouth Medical Center, you have the opportunity to master the field of nursing.
All of our MSN classes are designed to accommodate the working nurse and are offered in the evening, either online or hybrid (alternating weeks on campus).
The 36-credit online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Monmouth University is a post-master’s academic degree that focuses on organizational/systems leadership and scholarship in order to address today’s highly complex and rapidly evolving health care environments.
The DNP is the preferred pathway for those seeking preparation at the highest level of nursing practice. Advanced nursing practice is any form of nursing intervention that influences health care outcomes for individuals or populations. The experience of prospective DNP students is varied and may include nursing education, administration, health policy, nurse practitioner, informatics, who provide direct or indirect management of care for individual patients or management of care for populations.
Monmouth’s rigorous DNP curriculum focuses on the translation of new science, its application, and evaluation. Our students are provided with program advisors who offer guidance throughout your doctoral education. At the end of the program, you will complete a DNP project by collaborating with an advisor and identifying a change that impacts health care outcomes.
The DNP degree prepares nurses to generate new knowledge through innovation of practice change, the translation of evidence, and the implementation of quality improvement processes. Choose one of the flexible formats that fits your life and goals, including part-time online courses in the fall, spring and summer.
Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. View Program Application Requirements.