This program is an on-campus fast track for non-nurses with bachelor’s degrees. Our students become advanced nurse generalists. They learn to communicate and coordinate care across a range of settings, to integrate evidence-based practice and to solve problems with critical thinking. As the first direct-entry master’s nursing program in New Jersey, our C.N.L. model is perfect for motivated, dedicated students. It takes two years or six semesters (including summers) to complete this cohort-based program. Graduates are prepared to provide direct care and manage outcomes in any setting. They are leaders, collaborators and patient advocates. Our students are qualified to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader exam, and after they graduate, they take the NCLEX-R.N.
This program is a generic M.S.N., which means that graduates will not specialize in any one field and will be entry-level when they begin to practice. Students study evidence-based practice, informatics, resource management, pharmacology and many other areas. We also emphasize hands-on learning through clinical experiences and our simulation and skills labs. Students work in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, community health agencies and hospice care.
"The professors in the C.N.L. program, along with the College of Nursing staff, have taught me effective skills and confidence to pursue any nursing leadership goals I have"Natalia Elsebai, M.S.N., '13, R.N., C.N.L.Staff Nurse, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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.
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.