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M.S.N. - Nurse Practitioner Program Ranked Among Top 50 By  

Photo of a nurse with a child patientThe Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) – Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program in the College of Nursing has been ranked as #19 among the Best Online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs for 2018 by They have identified the top 50 programs in the nation that are the best in the areas of curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes. Seton Hall's program received special distinction for Most Experienced Faculty. Patricia Ricci-Allegra Ph.D., APN, CPNP-AC/PC, interim director of the pediatric nurse practitioner program, states, "Not only are our faculty dedicated and experienced, but also care about our students and are available to support and nurture them as they develop the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced practice."

Leveraging an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys with current students and alumni, insights from health industry experts, and hiring managers from clinics and hospitals; every online master's degree nurse practitioner program was analyzed with 50 programs making it to the final 2018 list of the Best Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs. The methodology also incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 15% annual growth in demand for graduates of this degree program, which is faster than the average for all occupations. "With the nation on the verge of a severe shortage of well-trained nurses, there is an unprecedented need for advanced nursing degrees," stated Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager. This is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the top 50 Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner degree programs. 

The M.S.N.-Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program in the College of Nursing prepares nurses to provide a range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness and manage health and illness needs of children from birth to early adulthood. The particular expertise of the primary care PNP emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion and the management of patients with acute episodic and chronic health problems.

Learn more about the program here.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Giorgio
  • (973) 275-4953
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