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Graduate Areas of Study

Make bold strides in your career through graduate study at TCNJ. Our programs in nursing and public health challenge students to develop the advanced skills and knowledge expected of leaders in their professions. A rigorous program integrating academic inquiry, practical experience, and professional collaboration is balanced by consideration for the schedules of working professionals.

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Nurse Practitioner: MSN

Registered nurses with a BSN who wish to become certified to practice as a nurse practitioner choose from one of three options leading to an MSN: family nurse practitioner, adult/gerontological nurse practitioner, or neonatal nurse practitioner.

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Nurse Practitioner: Post-Master’s Certificates

These certificate programs are designed for nurses with an MSN who wish to become certified to practice as a family nurse practitioner or as an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner. Options are available for nurses with and without prior certification as a nurse practitioner.

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Nurse Practitioner: RN Bridge to the MSN

This program is designed for registered nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing and wish to bridge into the MSN program in order to become certified as a family nurse practitioner or an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner.

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Clinical Nurse Leader: MSN

This program is designed for registered nurses with a BSN who wish to enter advanced nursing practice as a generalist in a leadership role, working across disciplines and health care settings to improve quality of care.

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School Nurse: Certificates and MSN

Registered nurses with a BSN who wish to practice nursing in a school setting pursue one of two certificate programs: instructional or non-instructional. Nurses who wish to build skills in providing evidence-based care within the school setting pursue the MSN.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Graduates of our MSN program meet essential requirements for most post-master’s DNP programs. Students are encouraged to apply to the program at Rutgers’ School of Nursing, under an articulation agreement between TCNJ and Rutgers.

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Public Health: Certificate

This certificate program is designed for those who wish to develop a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of critical components in public and population health and is appropriate for both working professionals and students preparing for graduate study.

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