College Catalog: 2015-2016

TAS: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Website: Master of Science in Nursing

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About the Program

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.

In addition, a post-master’s 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.

Outcomes for the Program

Outcome 1: Knowledge – Draws on extant literature and knowledge to design and implement evidence based teaching/learning and evaluation practices to support global nursing education.

Outcome 2: 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.

Outcome 3: Information Management – Develop and use information and communication technologies to enter, retrieve, and evaluate data appropriate for the delivery and evaluation of nursing education.

Outcome 4: 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.

Outcome 5: 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.

Outcome 6: 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.

Outcome 7: Role Function – Participates in interdisciplinary efforts to address health care and educational needs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Requirements of the Program

Program Requirements

  1. The degree program consists of 33/34 credits.
  2. To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Post Master’s Program

There is a Post Masters Program designed for those nurses holding a Masters Degree in Nursing and who are interested in pursuing Nursing Education.

  1. The Post Masters’ program consists of 15 credits