Seton Hall Offers B.S.N. through D.N.P. and Ph.D. degrees


Seton Hall Offers B.S.N. through D.N.P. and Ph.D. degrees

Offering educational opportunities from B.S.N. degree through the D.N.P. and Ph.D., the mission of Seton Hall University's College of Nursing is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession with a commitment to lifelong learning, service and leadership for the greater good of the global society.

Graduate students who are employed at one of our partnered health systems (Atlantic Health, Hackensack-Meridian Health, RWJ-Somerset or Valley Hospital) are eligible for a tuition discount!

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Our signature four-year degree program lays the foundation for a successful career in nursing, combining in-depth theory, hands-on learning and intensive clinical practice exposure.

Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. (two locations)
Designed for prospective nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major, the accelerated program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in just 14 months.

Graduate Programs

M.S.N., Adult-Gerontology Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)
The combined Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses for the specific demands of working with the adults and the aged. Graduates of the A.G.N.P. M.S.N. track complete a minimum of 600 supervised clinical practice hours and are eligible to sit for national certification in Primary Care or Acute Care through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.

M.S.N., Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Online) 
Designed to prepare nurses to become pediatric nurse practitioners in primary care, this 42-44 credit, four-semester program develops students' skills in making independent clinical judgments, forming collaborative clinical relationships, providing advocacy for clients and evaluating quality of care.

NEW M.S.N., Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Online)
Seton Hall's College of Nursing now offers an Online M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, which is designed to prepare nurses to assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families for psychiatric disorders as their primary provider throughout their lifespan. Students graduate ready to pursue ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.

R.N. to M.S.N. Degree Bridge (Online)
The professional role of nurses are explored in various health settings and community health nursing perspectives are the focal points of this program. After completion of the program course pre-requisites and the two “bridge” courses (11 credits), students can continue seamlessly into the M.S.N. degree tracks giving these RNs a unique opportunity to advance their careers as nurse practitioners or nurse administrators.

Doctoral Programs

Ph.D. in Nursing
Designed to prepare nurse scholars for a lifetime of advanced research, our flagship Ph.D. program is helping shape the next generation of intellectual leadership in nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) (Online)
The College of Nursing offers a 31+ credit on-line Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program for the student who has completed an M.S.N. with Direct Care (Advanced Practice) and Indirect Care (Administration and Leadership) options. Students can also enter at the post-baccalaureate level, where the program will total 73-79 credits, depending on the chosen major.

About Seton Hall University
One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton ReviewU.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Seton Hall's 58-acre main campus is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan. Our new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus, is situated in the towns of Clifton and Nutley, N.J. and houses Seton Hall's College of Nursing, School of Health and Medical Science and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.



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Discover at a glance all of the nursing master's, doctoral and certificate programs at Seton Hall University.

Interactive PDF - Learn About All of Our Programs

Whether you are looking to earn your BSN or striving for a PhD, this interactive brochure will give you information about all of Seton Hall's nursing degree programs.