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handshakeRecently, the College of Nursing solidified a five-year articulation program in collaboration with Montclair State University (MSU)’s biology department, beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. It is a dual-degree program in which enrolled MSU students complete a B.S. in biology from MSU and earn an M.S.N. from Seton Hall University.

The agreement initially targets biology majors at MSU, who upon meeting admission criteria, can matriculate into the Master’s Entry – Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program at Seton Hall. Once the process is streamlined, the schools anticipate enrollment from other science majors at MSU.

The programs complement each other; enrollees are able to complete their undergraduate degree, earn their M.S.N. and become licensed as registered nurses in five years. Students complete their baccalaureate credit requirements – as well as their CNL prerequisites – at MSU, and then continue in the CNL program at Seton Hall. The CNL program prepares students for an advanced generalist role in nursing as they learn to improve safety and quality outcomes for patients and to provide cost-effective care. Students are eligible to sit for the CNL certification exam during the summer prior to graduating.

The two universities will also partner on research opportunities. The affiliation includes a Speaker Exchange Series in which faculty, staff and students present their research topics at both schools which, besides introducing students to diverse and engaging topics, also promotes dialogue among faculty and the opportunity to discuss shared research interests. So far, the speakers have included Diana Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor within the Department of Mathematical Sciences at MSU, who presented her research on body composition models for use within energy balance equations. Ann Marie DiLorenzo, Ph.D., professor of biology and molecular biology at MSU, shared her research on the effects of World Trade Center dust on cells grown in culture.

The College of Nursing looks forward to cultivating this partnership with MSU as both universities continue to grow and evolve.

For more information please contact:
Christine Aromando
(973) 378-9840


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