Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nursing Programs

Kathleen M. Burke PhD, RN - Assistant DeanMessage from the Dean

Welcome to the Nursing Programs at Ramapo College located in the new Nursing Learning Center. We take great pride in our programs and students. We have clinical partnerships that are unique in Nursing Education.

Ramapo College has three major academic tracks in our Nursing Programs:

  • The Generic Nursing Program for individuals who are preparing to become a nurse
  • The RN to BSN track for nurses returning to school for the BSN degree
  • The MSN track to prepare future nurse educators

Graduates of all three programs are working across the United States in various areas of nursing. Some graduates are working within our own program. The opportunities are endless. All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

Contact Information

Kathleen M. Burke PhD, RN
Assistant Dean
Nursing Programs at Ramapo
Phone: (201) 684-7737


Graduates of the M.S.N. (Nursing Education) Program offered Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ), are prepared to serve in institutions of higher education as faculty on tenure-track or non tenure-track lines. Graduates are prepared to serve as faculty at both health care institutions and undergraduate levels. The masters program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

M.S.N. Program Outcomes

The M.S.N. Program is also organized around the seven nursing program constructs.  These outcomes reflect the NLN Core Competencies for Educators.

  • Knowledge – Draws on extant literature and knowledge to design and implement evidence based teaching/learning and evaluation practices to support global nursing education.
  • Evidence Based Research and Practice – Contributes to the development of the science of nursing education through the critique, utilization, dissemination of current evidence and the conduct of research.
  • Information Management –  Develop and use information and communication technologies to enter, retrieve, and evaluate data appropriate for the delivery and evaluation of nursing education.
  • Professionalism – Models professional behavior for learners and fellow faculty.
    Engage in lifelong learning activities, dissemination of information through scholarship and advocacy.
    Develops networks, collaborations and partnerships to enhance nursing’s influence within the academic community.
  • Social Advocacy – Utilize knowledge about the educational environment within which they practice and recognize how the political, institutional, social and economic forces impact the global nurse educator role.
  • Leadership – Provides leadership in the parent institution as well as in the nursing program to enhance visibility of nursing and its contribution to the global academic community.
  • Role Function – Participates in interdisciplinary efforts to address health care and educational needs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.