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Kean University has created a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for Fall 2020. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

You experience robust academic and clinical experiences in nursing, and emerge prepared for advanced clinical practice and a leadership role in your chosen profession.

  • Study the latest in nursing practice within the context of a continuously changing health care system
  • Prepare for specialization as a nurse manager or administrator

  • Develop expertise in transcultural nursing and community health nursing

  • Master the fiscal side of nursing care

  • Become a leader in the field of nursing

The Kean University nursing faculty is comprised of scholars, researchers and dedicated practitioners who nurture your passion for nursing in a culture that encourages dialogue and mutual respect, allowing students to grow as critical thinkers and innovators, unafraid to take the risks necessary to pioneer new practices.

Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 30

Summer I: April 15 (Graduate Certificate in School Nursing only)

Kean Ocean Application Deadline Extended to July 30

Admission Requirements

Nursing - Nursing Leadership (MSN)

Nursing - Community Health Nursing (MSN)

MSN Contact:

Mary E. Fortier, Ed.D., RN, CNL
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Office: NAAB 321
Phone: (908) 737-6216

Graduate Certificate in School Nursing

In addition, the MSN-Bridge program is available for RNs with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees.

School Nursing Contact:

Prisca Anuforo, DNP, CTN_A, RN
Executive Director,
Carnegie Foundation African Diaspora Fellow
School of Nursing, Kean University
NAAB 327
Phone: 908 737 6213

Instructional Track

Non-Instructional Track


The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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