M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.)

The graduate curriculum in nursing is designed to serve those who desire to study advanced nursing rooted in explicit nursing knowledge as a guide to various roles.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares individuals as adult, family, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners, forensic specialists, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators,nurse administrators and nurse information system specialists.

Advanced scholarship takes place within the context of nursing as a discipline and profession and is the guiding theme of all activities encompassed within the learning environment.

Individuals holding an MSN degree may earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator and Nursing Information Systems.

This program is offered under the auspices of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey.

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This program is accrediated by Commission on  Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 

Attend one of our Graduate Information Sessions

For admission information, contact:

Kathleen Kidder
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

To meet with a faculty member and tour the facilities at the Metropolitan Campus, please contact:

Dr. Boas Yu
Associate Director
Graduate Nursing Programs
Phone: 201-692-2881
Email: byu@fdu.edu


Admission Requirements

  1. Graduation from an accredited BSN program
  2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. NJ Registered Nurse licensure
  4. Proficiency in spoken and written English
  5. A course in health assessment is required for all nurse practitioner tracks and strongly recommended for non clinical tracks 
  6. Personal interview may be required
  7. A minimum of 1 year clinical nursing experience is required

Clinical Tracks

Nonclinical Tracks

Post Master’s Certificate Programs

Individuals holding an MSN degree may earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in the following:

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – 24 Credits

  • Family Nurse Practitioner- 24 Credits

  • Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- 24 Credits

  • Nursing Education- 24 Credits

  • Nursing Information Systems -24 Credits