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.
Accredited Online and Campus Based Nurse Practitioner Programs in New Jersey
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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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)
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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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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.
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