Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nursing Program Overview

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers courses leading to a Master of Science in Nursing with a nursing education track. The 33/34 credit degree focuses on the preparation of nurses to work as nursing faculty in higher education or as nurse educators in health agencies.
The Transition Program is for nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees. They will be required to complete undergraduate Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice, and an Independent Study in Leadership (an undergraduate Statistics course is a pre-requisite). Upon satisfactory completion of these 6 credits, students are eligible to progress to the Master of Science in Nursing courses.

In addition, a post-master’s certificate program is offered, designed for those nurses holding a master’s degree in nursing who are interested in pursuing nursing education.

The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Criteria for admission to the degree program include graduation from an approved nursing bachelor degree program or completion of the Transition Program for applicants with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses and full-time experience as a practicing registered professional nurse.

Master of Science in Nursing Transfer Credit

A matriculated student within the Master of Science in Nursing Program may request transfer of academic credits for graduate work completed at other institutions with a at least a grade of “B” or better. Credits for academic courses that do not fit into the MSN Program are not transferable. Credit will not be granted for courses taken more than five (5) years prior to application for transfer. With the approval of the Assistant Dean, up to six (6) academic transfer credits may be applied to the MSN degree.