Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Advance Your Nursing Career With a Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Peter’s University

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Saint Peter’s University is designed for registered nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and want to enhance their nursing expertise to specialize in adult gerontology. Whether you’re interested in becoming a nurse practitioner or an administrator, our M.S. in Nursing will help you develop as a leader in the field who can foster change throughout the healthcare system.

As a student in our master’s in nursing program, you will build upon the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in your undergraduate studies and career as a registered nurse. The MSN degree program is built on three pillars: theoretical foundation to inform practice, utilization of research and specialty practice. These pillars will not only create a strong foundation for a career as a nurse practitioner but can also help students who want to continue to doctoral studies.

Master of Science in Nursing at a Glance

Concentration: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Course Format: Online; semester (15 weeks) and in summer (10 weeks)
Program Duration: MSN‐NP 39 credit hours (3–4 years)
Time to degree: Most students complete the program in 3 years. The program must be completed in 5.5 years.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Nursing From Saint Peter’s?

So many features set our program apart from other nurse practitioner graduate programs—including our emphasis on the development of the whole person, which means helping you build the breadth and depth of expertise necessary to approach each patient with a unique perspective. From our experienced faculty to our state-of-the-art labs and facilities, you’ll have the tools and support you need to earn your master’s in nursing and propel your nursing career to new heights:

  • Learn from healthcare experts. Thanks to the small class sizes in our M.S. in Nursing program, you’ll receive personalized attention from faculty mentors who bring their decades of experience as educators and practitioners into their classrooms.
  • Work in cutting-edge labs. When you earn your MSN degree at Saint Peter’s, you’ll get to learn and study in our newly renovated simulation labs, which are available at all times with instructor assistance on-site.
  • Receive individual advising. Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic adviser from within the School of Nursing for every student in our nurse practitioner graduate programs, ensuring that you are supported every step of the way.

Earn a Nationally Recognized Master of Science in Nursing

Along with the baccalaureate and doctoral programs, the master’s in nursing program at Saint Peter’s University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This means that you will graduate from one of the top respected nurse practitioner graduate programs in the country.

Concentrate Your M.S. in Nursing in Adult-Gerontology Practice

When you earn your MSN degree here, you’ll focus on becoming an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner or administrator. As populations around the U.S. and the world continue to live longer and more active lives, there’s an unprecedented need for nurse practitioners who can help them remain safe and healthy.

Gain Hands-on Experience With Your Master’s in Nursing

Our rigorous MSN degree courses will give you at least 600 clinical practice hours focused on adult-gerontology primary care with preceptors in the healthcare field. We offer practicum hours in many types of healthcare facilities so that you can broaden your skills and knowledge while enjoying unique learning experiences.

Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Nursing Graduates

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for nurse practitioners is expected to grow by 40 percent by 2031. That’s around five times the national average for all other occupations.

Graduates from our master’s in nursing program are therefore highly sought after throughout New Jersey, the East Coast and the country for their specialized knowledge in adult gerontology. In fact, over 90 percent of our MSN degree graduates are hired as certified nurse practitioners within three to six months of graduation.
Earning your master’s in nursing from Saint Peter’s will also give you a solid foundation for a doctoral degree in nursing to further advance your career and take on larger systemic roles within the healthcare system.

With a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in adult-gerontology, you can work in primary care with patients of nearly every age, including:

  • Children over 12
  • Adults
  • The elderly

Join Our Master of Science in Nursing Program Today!

Enhance your nursing skills and take your career to the next level to make greater impacts on the lives of your patients and community members. Apply now to our master’s in nursing program to learn from experts in the field who can prepare you for a fulfilling career as a nurse leader.

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