Nursing Programs

An Extensive Offering of Nursing Programs

Nursing programs at the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health span multiple degrees (Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral, post-graduate certificate) at both the entry-level and advanced-level of nursing. Our curriculum places an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, and building resilience. Faculty and students work together to develop healthcare leadership, promote interprofessional collaboration, and further equity and inclusivity. Our innovative teaching and learning approaches address a variety of learning styles and engage students from both nearby and distant locations. Emphasis is placed on developing lifelong learners.

Financial Aid Meets Our Diversity Goals

The School of Nursing and Allied Health has received a $2.6-miliion, four-year federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Nursing education Workforce (ANEW) grant, of which approximately $500,000 per year will be distributed as graduate nursing student scholarships. This aid will address inequity in the nursing workforce by recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented, diverse students with financial need into primary-care nurse practitioner specialties, such as family health, adult-geriatric health, and psychiatric-mental health. See Nursing Education Grant for more information about this new grant.

Tuition Discount for Graduate Nursing Students

Effective immediately, all registered nurses working (e.g., full time, part-time, per diem, agency) in a healthcare facility with which FDU has a clinical affiliation agreement will be eligible to receive the annual “Tier 2/Tier 3” tuition discount for graduate nursing education. For 2023-24, this rate is:

  • $899/Master’s-level credit
  • $910/Doctoral-level credit

Enrolled students requesting this discounted rate should make an appointment (201-692-2882) to present their active healthcare facility identification badge to one of our offices within the first two weeks of each semester. The name of the facility will be confirmed against our clinical contracts database, and the discount applied upon confirmation.

Your Next Step in Nursing at FDU

Nursing programs at FDU offer a transformative career step to current and future nurses at various levels of preparation.

If this is your preparation …
… and this is your goal …
… this is your program
High school graduate with completion of appropriate high school studies. Eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse. Nursing BSN
Bachelors degree in field other than nursing. Eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse. Nursing BSN Accelerated
RN with Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing BSN Degree in Nursing Nursing RN to BSN
RN with Bachelors degree Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) Advanced Practice Nursing MSN
RN with Bachelors degree Masters degree in Healthcare Administration Healthcare Administration MSN or Healthcare Education Administration MSN
RN with Bachelors degree Other advanced degree in health care See options at FDU Health
RN with MSN degree Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) Advanced Practice Nursing Postgraduate Certificate
MSN in Nursing, or other Masters degree with bridge program Doctorate in Nursing Practice Nursing Practice DNP