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MSN in Clinical Research Coordination

MSN in Clinical Research Coordination

The Clinical Research Coordination concentration is not accepting new students at this time.

Are you a registered nurse with expertise in one or more clinical specialty areas?

If so, have you considered advancing your career through Clinical Research Trial Coordination?

As the number of clinical trials have increased globally, so has the demand for qualified nurses with strong interpersonal and leadership skills who can provide care and ensure research is conducted according to established standards. These nurses work in teams at universities, academic medical centers, and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our 35-credit online MSN in Clinical Research Coordination will prepare graduates to:

  • Deliver research interventions
  • Evaluate participants’ responses to treatments
  • Coordinate studies
  • Manage and analyze clinical data
  • Prepare reports, budgets and operational records
Nursing Core (9 credits)

Direct Care Courses (13 credits)

Advanced Practice Role (13 credits)

Total Program Credits: 35

*Each nursing student is required to complete 150 in-person clinical practicum hours. Students work with expert nurse educators in clinical and academic settings as they meet their individual goals.

Please note, curriculum and credit hours are subject to change. Course sequencing and program progression are determined on an individual basis with your academic advisor.

Admission Requirements
  • Completion of the online application.
  • Submission of all official transcripts.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies.
  • A current resume is required with your application.
  • Licensure as an RN in good standing in New Jersey or eligibility for RN licensure if a new graduate. New graduate nurses must successfully pass the NCLEX RN within 6 months of matriculation.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or employers.
  • A one-page personal statement. The personal statement should explain your reason for applying to the program, learning goals, and relevant professional experience.
Tuition and Employer Discounts
As a public university, Montclair State is among the most affordable options in the state.

The School of Nursing is proud to partner with:

  • Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.
  • Atlantic Health Systems to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.
  • St. Joseph’s University Medical Center to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.

Please contact the School of Nursing for additional information.

Contact Us
If you have specific questions about the MSN in Clinical Research Coordination, please call or email the School of Nursing:

Phone: 973-655-3654

If you have general questions regarding the application process, please call or email Admissions at The Graduate School:

Phone: 973-655-5147

The master’s degree program in nursing at Montclair State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.