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About Nursing (MSN) (Education Track)

By 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses in the U.S. The concurrent shortage of nursing faculty will also have a significant impact on the provision of well-educated nurses in the field. Due to this, there is a need for well-prepared nurse educators in higher education and health agencies now and in the future.

The Master of Science in Nursing prepares graduates to serve as educators at both health care institutions and in institutions of higher education as faculty on tenure-track, non tenure, and clinical lines. Ramapo College students participate in hands-on learning with fully functioning patient stations on campus. The Adler Center for Nursing Excellence, set to open fall 2015, will provide new state of the art nursing simulation opportunities. Our uses of technology in education will greatly assist you as you make innovations in nursing education.

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Classes you can take:

Science and Research, Psychometrics: Test and Scale Construction, Role Practicum, Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation, Clinical Teaching in Nursing, Development of Grants and External Support

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MSN concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Executive Administration will be offered in the Fall 2016. Courses taken in Fall 2015 in the current MSN structure will assist students in transitioning to the new concentrations and assure sequential movement and completion of the program.

The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). A post-master’s program is also offered, designed for those nurses holding a master’s degree in nursing who are interested in pursuing nursing education.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,730 - $65,340
Nursing Assistants$21,870 - $38,710
Psychiatric Aides$27,090 - $49,250
Home Health Aides$19,370 - $30,000

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

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/Bridge Program to MSN 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 prerequisite as well). Upon satisfactory completion of these 6 credits, students are eligible to progress and are officially accepted into the Master of Science in Nursing program.

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