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

R.N. to M.S.N. Degree Bridge (Online)

The R.N. to M.S.N. Degree Bridge provides registered nurses (R.N.s) who have an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing AND a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, with an option to pursue a Master's degree in Nursing (M.S.N.). The curriculum seeks to augment past nursing education with additional content areas in nursing that meet the Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education (CCNE). The professional role of nurses are explored in various health settings and community health nursing perspectives are the focal points of this program. After completion of the program course pre-requisites and the two “bridge” courses (11 credits), students can continue seamlessly into the M.S.N. degree tracks giving these RNs a unique opportunity to advance their careers as nurse practitioners or nurse administrators.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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  • TOP 75 US News Ranking of Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 80% Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12% Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 20k+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
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"Seton Hall's online NP program prepared me to be an independent nurse practitioner, to think critically and enabled me to function as a clinical leader in my healthcare organization."

Varsha Singh, M.S.N. ‘09, A.P.N.
Advanced Practice Nurse, Stroke Coordinator and Manager EHS/Adult Medical Clinic Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

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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Ann Marie Sailsman
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Mary Ellen Roberts
Chair - Graduate Nursing Department and Director DNP and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
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Beth Jameson
Assistant Professor
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Kathleen Neville
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
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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. The college 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.

Contact Us

  • Gabby Zengewald, MA
  • Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 761-9583

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