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Advanced Practice Nurse Programs in New Jersey

As of 11/99, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in New Jersey are referred to as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN). Certified APNs have prescriptive authority in the state of New Jersey as long as they have a joint protocol with a physician licensed in the state of New Jersey.

There are currently 17 specialty areas approved by the Board of Nursing where nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists can be certified and practice in the state of New Jersey. These areas are: Adult Health, Family, Pediatric, School, Gerontological, Women's Health, OB/GYN, Neonatal, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community Health, Perinatal, Maternal/child, Oncology, Critical care, Emergency/Burns/Trauma, Medical-Surgical, and Rehabilitation.

According to the New Jersey Board of Nursing Regulations, prior to certification a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist must graduate from a nationally accredited master's level program that has been approved by the board and is designed to prepare a registered nurse for advanced practice.

According to t he Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), advanced practice nurses will have the most job opportunities in the registered nursing profession. The greatest opportunities will be in inner-city and rural areas where cost-effective health care is a priority. Salaries for nurse practitioners are some of the highest in the country. According to indeed.com, the average annual salary for a nurse practitioner is $88,000 and can range anywhere from $55,000 to over $100,000 a year for certain specialties.



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Capella University
Online Programs:   DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice (CCNE-accredited)


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner , RN to MS in Nursing


Maryville University
Online Programs:   Online Master of Science in Nursing- Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner , Online Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner , Doctor of Nursing Practice


Walden University
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - General


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) , MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner , Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


American Sentinel University Online
Online Programs:   RN to MS Nursing


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) , Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)


Western Governors University
Online Programs:   M.S. Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option) , M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)

Accredited Online and Campus Based Nurse Practitioner Programs in New Jersey

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

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Kaplan University

The Master's in Nursing online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

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Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

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University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

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Kaplan University

The RN to BSN program offered by Kaplan University is CCNE accredited. Kaplan University is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nurse Education (CCNE) for the Master of Science in Nursing - nurse practitioner programs. The CCNE accreditation visit to Kaplan University for review of the MSN programs occurred in November, 2011. Graduates of unaccredited nurse practitioner programs are not eligible to sit for national certification exams. The majority of states require nurse practitioners to be nationally certified for licensure to practice. Currently the Online MSN - Adult NP and Family NP programs are only available in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota. If you are at the "researching" nurse practitioner programs stage, this would be a worthwhile opportunity to request information from Kaplan University to learn more about approval dates and more.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

  • Click Here to request information about the Kaplan University Online MSN Programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

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Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

  • Click Here to request information about the Online DNP program.

Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

The College of New Jersey

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Middlestates Association of Colleges and Schools. The MSN program are accredited by the CCNE and the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Advanced Practice

Nurse Programs Offered: Bridge MSN program for registered nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and a variation in the Family Nurse Practitioner option for BSN-prepared nurse midwives and nurse practitioners, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader.

Paul Loser Hall 206, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 | Phone 609-771-2591

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MSN Programs Offered: Adult Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Information Systems Specialists, and Nurse Educator. CCNE Accredited MSN Programs.

285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 | Phone 201-692-2888

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Programs Offered: MSN - Adult Nurse Practitioner. This program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240-0195 | Phone: 609-652-4501

Rutgers College of Nursing

Master's Programs Offered: Acute Care of the Adult and Aged, Advanced Practice in Pediatric Nursing, Advance Practice in Women's Health, Community Health Nursing, Dual degree MS in Community Health and MPH Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Nursing, Minor in Nursing Education, Oncology (Adult and/or Pediatric) Nursing, and Primary Care of the Adult and Aged. The Rutgers Master's programs are accredited by the CCNE.

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Saint Peter's College

MSN Programs Offered: Primary Care- Adult Nurse Practitioner and Case Management - Nursing Administration. These program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Hudson Terrace, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632 | Phone: 201-761-7480

Seton Hall University - College of Nursing

MSN Programs Offered: Health Systems Administration, Case Management & Health Systems Administration, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing, and Master of Arts in Nursing Education.

400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 | Phone: 973-761-9306

William Paterson University

Programs Offered: MSN - Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Education, and MSN - Administration. The MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey, 07470 | Phone: 973-720-3492

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