Nursing Leadership

Academics & Admissions

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Advance to the frontline of any health care setting as a leader with an eye on patient-centered care and patient and organizational outcomes.

Program Overview

Spring deadline

Dec. 1 deadline for spring admission

Fall deadline

Aug. 1 deadline for fall admission

Credits and hours

42 credits


2-year and
part-time study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, our graduates develop the skills and knowledge needed to evolve the health care system, no matter your current role and setting. Our students come from diverse roles, ranging from staff nurse to nurse executive, and from various settings in practice, academia, and industry.

This Master of Science in Nursing program creates excellent bridges to our doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) through:

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for national board certification.

Meet the Specialty Director

Laura A. Mularz, DNP, MSN, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, NE-BC, CRRN is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Specialty Director for the Nursing Leadership Specialty Track within the Advanced Practice Division. Dr. Mularz is a transformational leader who focuses on data-driven decision-making and nurse mentoring.