Rowan University's CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was established to meet the need for trained professional health care leaders. The following two tracks are available within the Rowan MSN program: Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Practitioner.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
The Nurse Practitioner track prepares Registered Nurses (RN) to sit for the specialty certification exam. The certifying agency determines eligibility for the exam. Currently no precertification for exams has been obtained. Students in the Nurse Practitioner track may specialize in Adult Gerontology Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner.
The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed a minimum of 500 clinical hours in the area of the Nurse Practioner track.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program.
* Special Issues & Trends in Nursing (must be last MSN core course taken)
The following courses have pre-requisites:
Advanced Pharmacology (prereq: NURS 05.504)
Nursing Research (prereq: NURS 03.404)
AGACNP II: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (prereq: NURS 05.519)
AGACNP III: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (Prereq: NURS 05.520)
Family Nurse Practitioner II: Primary Care Management of the Adult and Older Adult Client (100 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.522)
Family Nurse Practitioner III: Primary Care Management of the Female Patient (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.523)
Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Primary Care Management of Children & Adolescence (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.524)
Family Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum in Family Practice (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.525)
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
Current professional resume
Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing subject area courses
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
Required foundation courses: Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2016/2017 and is subject to change.