Master’s Degree Programs in Nursing – NJ

A master’s degree in nursing prepares the baccalaureate educated nurse for advanced practice, management and educator roles in the ever increasingly complex field of health care. The demand for master’s educated nurses in New Jersey is at an all time high. The need for advanced practice nurses that provide a more cost-effective health care solution is a driving factor as well as the need for leaders in nursing management and nursing faculty at nursing schools throughout New Jersey.

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Accredited Online and Campus Master’s Degree in Nursing Programs in New Jersey

To become an advanced practice nurse in New Jersey, a master’s level education and national certification by a certifying body approved by the board of nursing is required. The progressive MSN programs you’ll find below prepare students for the required national certification and to practice in New Jersey. You’ll also find a variety of leadership and nurse educator master’s programs as well as MSN entry programs.

Nursing salaries in New Jersey are some of the highest in the country and the job outlook, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is excellent through 2016. Master’s educated nurses will have the greatest opportunities for jobs and higher salary positions. Our research on current masters educated nurse educator job postings through found that nurse educators in New Jersey earn between $70,000 and over $120,000 annually depending on specialty, experience, location and other factors. We found that clinical nurse specialists earn from $72,000 to well over $100,000 annually. Nurse practitioners earn some of the highest salaries of the master’s educated nurses, earning from $88,000 to well over $100,000 a year. Nursing faculty earn from around $50,000 to $80,000 a year. Nurses in a management level position with a master’s education make very good salaries from the high $70k to well over $110,000 a year. Nurse practitioners, along with the other specialties, will earn different salaries based on their area of specialization. For example, the mental health and psychiatric nurse practitioners seem to earn quite high salaries. Again, these salaries are highly dependent on location, employer, experience, education, training and other factors.

Schools Based in New Jersey Offering MSN 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

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

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

Rutgers College of Nursing offers an online or blended Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) with two specialization options, a clinical track or an administrative track. Rutgers College of Nursing also offers Master’s, post master’s and undergraduate nursing programs. The Rutgers Baccalaureate and Master’s programs are accredited by the CCNE.

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Saint Peter’s College

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

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Programs Offered: BSN, BSN Second Degree, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN Bridge, Master’s, MSN – (Tracks: 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, Clinical Nurse Leader), Joint MSN/MBA, Graduate Certificates – (School Nurse, Nursing Case Management, Nursing Administration), PhD in Nursing

400 South Orange Avenue,
South Orange, NJ 07079

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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