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 …
then 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
Bachelor’s degree in field other than nursing Eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse (in shortest period of time) Nursing BSN Accelerated
Bachelor’s degree in field other than nursing Eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse AND MSN degree-level career opportunities

Nursing MSN Entry-to-Practice

RN with Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing BSN degree-level career opportunities Nursing RN to BSN – Degree Completion 
RN with Bachelor’s degree

Career as Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner):

Adult-Gerontology; Family Health, Women’s Health, Psychiatric-Mental Health

Advanced Practice Nursing MSN
RN with MSN degree

Additional population focus as an Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner):

Adult-Gerontology; Family Health, Women’s Health, Psychiatric-Mental Health

Advanced Practice Nursing Postgraduate Certificate
RN with Bachelor’s degree MSN degree-level career opportunities (without the need for population-focused clinical immersion) Healthcare Administration MSN or Healthcare Education Administration MSN
RN with Bachelor’s degree Another advanced degree (such as Master’s in Public Health, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Master of Business Administration)

See options at FDU and FDU Health 

RN with MSN degree DNP degree-level career opportunities Nursing Practice DNP