New Jersey FNP Programs
We found 2 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in New Jersey. There are a few MSN programs available at New Jersey based universities as well as online programs accepting New Jersey Applicants.
Online MSN Programs in New Jersey
There are multiple schools with campuses based in New Jersey offer fully or partially online Master of Science in Nursing programs. Other hybrid or blended programs are available in this state, but many are those that emphasize the online component.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Two tracks are offered within the online MSN degree at Fairleigh: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education. This degree is designed to be completed in 3-4 years. The FNP concentration requires 640 clinical hours, whereas the Nursing Education program involves a 3-credit teaching practicum.
This school offers only one MSN specialty online: Nursing Administration. A full-time student can expect to complete this program in less than 2 years, and all coursework is fully online.
All MSN classes at Monmouth take place in the evening, either in an online or hybrid (alternating weeks on campus) format. The following concentrations are offered at the Master's level: Nurse Practitioner (including tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner), Nursing Education, School Nurse, Forensic Nurse, and Nursing Administration. Monmouth is one of the few schools in the country to offer a Forensic Nurse program, and it is worth noting that this program takes place fully online. Monmouth provides a full-time placement coordinator to help students arrange opportunities for clinical experience and assists with externships with partners Hackensack Meridian Health and Monmouth Medical Center.
New Jersey City University
This school offers a partially online two-year MSN program in Nursing Education that may require some on-campus attendance, though flexible scheduling is emphasized. This part-time program is designed to be completed in two years.
MSN degrees in Nursing Informatics and Nursing Leadership are offered at Rutgers. 225 clinical hours must be completed at partner sites to complete the Informatics program, and one core Informatics course requires that students attend on campus. Nursing Leadership course is fully online and involves 500 clinical hours.
Seton Hall University
Three MSN tracks are typically available online at Seton Hall University: Adult-Gerontology Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Note: Acute Care track is suspended as of 2020), and Health Systems Administration with Case Management (Note: admissions for this latter track are temporary suspended as of 2020). Students in the Adult-Gerontology/Acute Care track receive 600 supervised clinical practice hours and full-time students can expect to complete this program in 3-4 years, while the Pediatric Program is a 4-semester degree.
Thomas Edison State University
This school offers fully online MSN degrees in the following tracks: Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Administration. Depending on their pace, students complete this program in as little as 1.5 years and as long as 7 years.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
The MSN coursework at Ramapo is primarily conducted online, though some classes require face-to-face components. Master's level nursing programs are offered in three tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration , and Family Nurse Practitioner. The school helps place students in hospitals for clinical hours. Classes can be completed in a cohort format or at one's own pace.
Nursing Licensure in New Jersey
The New Jersey State Board of Nursing has expressed a particular interest in opioid abuse prevention; thus, 1 of these continuing education hours must be in the area of opiod treatment. Advanced practice certifications must be obtained through certifying agencies accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
The following types of Advanced Practice Nurses are certified by the New Jersey State Board: clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and master’s prepared certified registered nurse anesthetists. In addition to completing a Master’s level course in their desired concentration, Advanced Practice Nurses wishing to practice in New Jersey must provide proof of having passed the highest level practice examination in their specialty.
Salary Information for MSN Graduates and Nurse Practitioners in New Jersey
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in New Jersey was $122,100 (higher than the national estimate, which is $110,030).
New Jersey registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $82,750 (exceeding the national average of $75,510) and nurse anesthetists in New Jersey earned $189,150 (the estimated national average is $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $89,950, slightly higher than the national average of $81,350.