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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

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

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 nursing program at Kean University at the Union and Ocean County College  campus located in Union and Toms River, New Jersey is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the MSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation

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