MSN in Clinical Research Coordination
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
- NURS 500 – Issues Affecting Health Care and Health Policy (3)
- NURS 510 – Informatics and Data Management (3)
- NURS 520 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
Direct Care Courses (13 credits)
- NURS 505 – Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
- NURS 515 – Advanced Pharmacology (3)
- NURS 525 – Advanced Health Assessment (4)
- NURS 535 – Genetics and Genomics (3)
Advanced Practice Role (13 credits)
- NURS 608 – Research Ethics (3)
- NURS 618 – Clinical Research Coordination (3)
- NURS 628 – Special Topics in Clinical Research Trials (3)*
- NURS 640 – Nursing Synthesis Capstone Project (4)*
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.
- 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.
There is still time to apply and begin the program in Fall 2023.
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.
If you have general questions regarding the application process, please call or email Admissions at The Graduate School:
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at Montclair State University has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).