Post Master’s Certificate
The Postmasters Certificate Program allows nurses who have a Master’s degree in nursing from an NLN/CCNE accredited program to pursue further post graduate study in APRN (Advanced Practice Nursing) in Adult Gerontology, family, family psychiatric/mental health, forensic and non-clinical areas in Education and Nursing Information Systems.
- Master’s degree in Nursing from an NLN/CCNE accredited program
- GPA of 3.0
- Current New Jersey RN license or eligibility for RN licensure in NJ
Post Master’s Certificate Programs
Individuals holding an MSN degree may earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in the following:
- Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (24 Credits)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (24 Credits)
- Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (24 Credits)
- Nursing Education (24 Credits)
- Nursing Information Systems (24 Credits)
Upon completion of the Adult Gerontology NP, Family NP and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health NP programs, the graduate is eligible for the Advanced Practice Nurse Certification Examination.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
- For the organizational leadership (indirect) track, a Master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLN accredited program and current licensure as an RN.
- For the clinical leadership (direct) track, a Master’s degree in nursing with Advanced Practice specialty from a CCNE/NLN accredited program, current licensure as an RN and Advanced Practice Nurse and relevant experience in Advanced Practice.
- GPA of 3.50.
- Interview and completion of a writing sample.
- Three letters of recommendations attesting to the applicant’s ability and potential for doctoral study
Bridge to the DNP
The Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health offers a bridge program to the DNP for nurses who have a Master’s degree in field other than nursing who would like to pursue the DNP degree.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE/NLN accredited program; current licensure as a registered nurse; Master’s degree in a field other than nursing.
The bridge program consists of 3 courses (9 credits)
- NURS 6600: Intro to Advanced Nursing, Philosophies, Theories, Roles and Issues—3 credits
- NURS 7701: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Practice—3 credits
- NURS 7771: Contemporary Issues in Nursing—3 credits
Upon successful completion of the above courses the student is automatically admitted to the indirect track of the DNP Program