The purposes of the graduate master’s programs in nursing are: to prepare graduates for specialization as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners and administrators; to develop leaders in the profession who are able to advance standards and create change for quality health care; and to provide a foundation for doctoral study.
Saint Peter’s University offers one option for nursing specialization at the master’s level:
A Post-Master’s program is also offered to prepare nurses as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners.
The master’s program builds upon the knowledge acquired in nursing at the baccalaureate level and is based on three essential components for a graduate master’s program in nursing: theoretical foundation to inform practice, utilization of research, and specialty practice. Reflective of the mission of Saint Peter’s University to equip persons for leadership and service through a value-based education, the master’s program prepares nurses for specialization in roles that are increasingly essential for today’s society. Students acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and values and are prepared to continually further their education.
At A Glance
Master of Science in Nursing‐ Nurse Practitioner (MSN‐NP)
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
MSN‐NP 39 CR
APRN is 16 weeks semesters X2 can be taken part time or full time, must complete in 5.5 years
Face to Face on ground; Semester (15 weeks), and in Summer (10 weeks)
The nursing programs are offered at the Jersey City campus and Meadowlands campuses. Courses are offered as follows:
MSN Primary Care (Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner). 15 week semester schedule.
Students must complete the required number of credits and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor from within the School of Nursing for every candidate. Nursing students should call 201-761-6272 for assistance with academic advising.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Full-time students should complete the MSN Program in 2 2/3 years. All are expected to complete the program in 5 1/2 years.
The baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in nursing at Saint Peter’s University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, (www.ccneaccreditation.org) and the New Jersey Board of Nursing, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, Newark NJ, 07102.