Graduate Programs in Nursing

For more than 50 years, Rutgers College of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has been one of America's premier institutions for nursing education.  We offer a variety of graduate nursing programs that address a wide range of educational needs.  We also have strong affiliations with primary care sites, acute-care teaching hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and public health departments.

For RNs who already hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, the Post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree is an available choice.  As a Post-BSN DNP student you could focus on Nursing Leadership, or one of the Nurse Practitioner specialty tracks including Adult/Aged, Family, Pediatrics, Acute Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health and Women’s Health.  Rutgers College of Nursing also offers a Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, specially designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing. 

Lastly, as a leading research university, Rutgers is proud to offer a PhD in Nursing for nurses interested in advancing nursing science and practice through research.  Importantly, all degree programs are offered on either a part-time or full-time basis, and, as a State University, our tuition is affordable.  So, whatever your educational goals, Rutgers has a program for you!

Graduate Program Staff:

Associate Dean, PhD Program
Karen D'Alonzo, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.N.c.

Associate Dean, APN Programs
Suzanne Willard, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.N.c., F.A.A.N.

Administrative Coordinator
Olisha McKenzie, D.R.E.

For questions about applying to our graduate programs in nursing contact:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Larry Wallace, B.A.

Newark Campus

College of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ackerson Hall, Room 102
180 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102-1803

Phone: (973) 353-5293 Fax: (973) 353-1189

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