The Program is designed to enable students to study on a part-time basis. Full-time study is available depending upon individual academic needs.
In addition to the classes on campus at the College of Saint Elizabeth, the program is offered at several off campus sites:
- Christ Hospital, Jersey City
- Passaic County Community College/St. Joseph Hospital
- St. Clares Medical Center, Dover
- Paterson/St. Joseph Hospital, Wayne
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- St. Mary’s Hospital Passaic
- Valley Hospital, Ridgewood
- Trinitas Hospital/Union County College
- Newton Memorial Hospital/Hackettstown Hospital
Most courses are generally scheduled in seven week sessions, and classes meet just once a week. Accelerated format requires independent work outside of class (Integrated Learning). Clinical work supplements class time and is selected by students in collaboration with supportive faculty to meet their educational and professional needs. Ordinarily a candidate for a degree must attend the College of Saint Elizabeth for the equivalent of three years of study. All of the nursing courses can be taken through part-time study and most are offered in an accelerated format.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102 – 973-504-6430) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000).
Flowing from the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the mission of the Nursing Program is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for registered nurses of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures. The Program is committed to scholarship and critical inquiry. It strives to foster just and ethical relations and the promotion of nurses as full partners in the health care delivery system and society. The Nursing Program promotes a caring, personal environment where students learn by example as well as by participation to develop their leadership abilities in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others. Within this environment, students become sensitive and responsive to local and global health care concerns.
Requirements for a Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing Program consists of 37 credits of required coursework. The program features a multidisciplinary core with advanced study in nursing education and two clinical practicum courses.
Level I: Core Courses
- GST605 Graduate Writing Seminar (3)
- NURS610 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
- NURS615 Nursing Research: Analysis & Design (3)
- MC616 Ethical Issues in Human Service Leadership (3)
- NURS620 Nurse Educator as Leader (3)
- Graduate Nursing Electives: One 2-credit graduate elective is required in the program. Students may select NURS623, NURS665 or another graduate elective with approval.
- NURS623 Integrative Health Teaching
- NURS665 Simulation in Nursing Education
Level II: Theory and Clinical Role Courses
- NURS625 Analysis of Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
- NURS630 Application of Clinical Interventions in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
- NURS635 Curriculum/Program Development & Evaluation (3)
- NURS640 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation (3)
- NURS645 Pedagogical Strategies in Nursing Education (3)
Level III: Role Synthesis Courses
- NURS650 Seminar and Practicum in Teaching (3)
- NURS660 Guided Study and Seminar in Nursing Education (2)
Approved Nursing Elective Courses
- NURS 623 Integration in Health Teaching
- NURS 665 Simulation in Nursing Education
Bridge to the MSN for the RN with a Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree
- A baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited institution
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their baccalaureate degree program
- A grade of B or better on the first 2 CSE undergraduate courses taken as part of the undergraduate bridge program.
- Transcripts from an associates degree or diploma in nursing from an NLN accredited institution and from their non-nursing bachelor’s degree program.
- Pre-admission interview
- Adherence to The College and Nursing Programs health requirements and criminal background inventory.
- License to practice as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey
- Computer skills – proficiency in Word processing, email and library on-line searches. A computer proficiency test has been developed by the nursing faculty will be administered in the computer lab during orientation to the program
- Provisional admission to MSN Program
Prior to beginning the required bridge courses students must meet the following additional requirements:
- Grade of C or better in undergraduate health assessment course (or approved equivalent such as: NURS 303 or Health Assessment/ CE certificate with lab or Health Assessment on line- through Jarvis- Final Head to toe in classroom (could take during the summer)
- Grade of C or better in undergraduate statistics course
- Grade of C or better in undergraduate nursing research course or comparable research course (by approval)
- Complete a full day required MSN Orientation Program
Note: Successful completion means a grade of B in the course (or by special permission)
Required MSN Bridge Courses
- NURS440 Transitional Issues in the Professional Practice of Nursing (3)
- NURS405 Strategies of Professional Nursing Practice in Community/Public Health (5)
Note: Graduate courses listed below may be taken following the completion of all admission requirements including the two bridge courses
- GST605 Graduate Writing Seminar (3)
- MC626 Ethical Issues in Human Services Leadership (3)
Upon satisfactory completion of admission requirements, including the required bridge courses, students enter the MSN Nursing Education Program
Posted on November 29, 2012
Lynne McEnroe is CSE’s new faculty member in the Nursing Program, joining the staff in August. The adjustment to the new environment “is in progress, and it is very collegial.” The staff and faculty have been a tremendous support as I am learning the operational processes. Things are beginning to make sense as I transition into a different atmosphere,” stated Lynne McEnroe. As a new nursing faculty member, her duties are primarily teaching, along with service to the College.
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