College of Nursing

About the Certificate Program
These programs are designed to prepare those with a master's degree in nursing to become a nurse practitioner. They are 18-33 credit programs (minimum of 30 credits for those wishing to earn a second master's degree) that include didactic and clinical courses. Students gain in-depth knowledge of human development and develop clinical skills necessary for complete health assessment and management of acute, minor illnesses and stabilized chronic illnesses.

Clinical placements are individualized and congruent with certification requirements. Placement is made with certified, experienced advanced nurse practitioners. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for certification as advanced nurse practitioners with the appropriate certifying body.

How to Apply
To apply, please request an information pack by calling (973) 761-9306 or e-mailing

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