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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

This NP track prepares nurses to work in a range of settings with infants and children who have complex acute, critical and chronic illnesses, disabilities or injuries. Students complete at least 540 supervised clinical practice hours for primary care or at least 630 hours for acute care. Graduates are eligible to sit for national certification in pediatric primary care through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), or in pediatric acute care through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, depending upon the focus of their studies. To accommodate busy schedules, all courses are offered online. Graduates are well equipped to provide top-level care and to pursue leadership roles as NPs.


  • TOP 75 US News Rankings of Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 80% Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12% Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 20k+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
Students By the Numbers


Led by our experienced faculty, students study theories of advanced nursing practice and learn to make independent clinical judgments. Courses cover acute care theory and practice, along with clinical pharmacology, advanced health assessments, major forces in health care and clinical decision-making. Students also learn about the peer review process, client advocacy, role negotiation and how to develop collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships. In their clinical instruction, our NP and physician faculty model collaborative behaviors, showing students the complementary roles of the advance-practice nurse and the physician firsthand. They also demonstrate the nurse practitioner’s unique contributions to patient care.

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Faculty Listing

Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.

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Where Nurses Are Inspired to Become Leaders

Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Established in 1937, the College offered New Jersey's first baccalaureate nursing program and is CCNE-accredited through June 2019. It established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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