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Frequently Asked Questions


Who should apply?
  • RNs who have graduated from associate degree or nursing diploma programs and hold a current New Jersey license.
  • Nursing students enrolled in associate degree or nursing diploma programs who will complete their studies prior to the first day of class. These students must pass the NCLEX examination within six months of matriculation.
What do I need to do to apply?
  • Send all official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities and/or diploma programs previously attended to the admissions office.
  • Send an official high school transcript if you plan to apply for financial aid. This requirement is waived for those with associate degrees.
  • Complete the online undergraduate transfer student application at montclair.edu/admissions.
When will I know what courses I need to take?

Upon acceptance to the program, your previously taken coursework is evaluated for transfer credit according to defined categories. During your general orientation session, your faculty advisor will meet with you to discuss transfer credits and design a flexible program plan that meets your personal goals.

  • Up to 40 credits may be transferred for nursing courses taken in the associate degree or diploma program.
  • Credit is awarded for collateral nursing science courses including Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology 2, Microbiology, Chemistry, Human Heredity, Statistics, Nutrition, Developmental Psychology and Pathophysiology.
  • Credit is granted for general education and courses that explore writing, literature, speech, fine and performing arts, world literature or general humanities, philosophy or religion, computer science, American or European history, non-western cultural perspective/world culture, social science and world languages.
How does the program work?

Nursing Major required courses are to be completed at the Montclair State University School of Nursing (31 credits). These courses are offered in a hybrid format. Students and instructors engage in weekly online activities. Approximately four to five times during the course of a semester, students meet on campus for in-person classroom collaboration. Dates are planned in advance so students can adjust their schedules.

Course Credits
NURS 310 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan 4 credits
NURS 320 Scholarly Writing for the Nursing Professional 3 credits
NURS 330 Nursing Care and the Aging Patient 3 credits
NURS 340 Information Technology and Project Management 3 credits
NURS 350 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing 3 credits
NURS 410 Leadership in Nursing: Theory and Application 3 credits
NURS 420 Interdisciplinary Communication and Education 3 credits
NURS 430 Population and Global Health 3 credits
NURS 431 Population and Global Health (Clinical) 3 credits
NURS 440 Integration Practicum 3 credits

Depending on the credits accepted for transfer, students may need to take other nursing science, general education and required courses. These courses may be taken at any point in the curriculum and are offered using online, hybrid and traditional formats. Students work with faculty advisors to choose the option that best meets their needs and learning styles.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
NURS 330 Nursing Care and the Aging Patient (3 credits) NURS 310 Health Assessment Through the Lifespan (lecture and laboratory) (4 credits) NURS 410 Leadership in Nursing: Theory and Application (3 credits) NURS 430 Population and Global Health (3 credits)
NURS 340 Information Technology and Project Management (3 credits) NURS 320 Scholarly Writing for the Nursing Professional (3 credits) NURS 420 Interdisciplinary Communication and Education (3 credits) NURS 431 Population and Global Health – Clinical (3 credits)
NURS 350 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing (3 credits) NURS 440 Synthesis Practicum (3 credits)