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  • Felician University School of Nursing

    Felician University, a co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University, offers CCNE accredited BSN, ABSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and MSN to DNP programs as well as several Nurse Practitioner programs and post-graduate certificates.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 89
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Rutherford, New Jersey
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN-to-DNP, NP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    Founded by the Felician Sisters of Lodi, New Jersey, Felician University began as Immaculate Conception Normal School on July 5, 1923 and is an independent, co-educational, Catholic/Franciscan University.

    Undergraduate


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    This program is designed for high school students interested in becoming registered nurses. The program is the Prelicensure Nursing Program followed by the BSN program.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Proof of high school graduation, official transcripts, GED/IGCSE or copy of High School diploma
    • 3.0 or higher GPA
    • 980 or higher on the SAT
    • ACT composite score of 20 or higher
    • Grade of C+ or higher in high school laboratory Biology and Chemistry
    • Grade of C+ in Algebra I and one of the following courses: Geometry, Algebra II or Calculus

    Accelerated Bachelor to BSN Program (ABSN)

    The Accelerated Bachelor to BSN program is for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in another field. The program is designed for adults seeking to enter the nursing workforce with a BSN degree.  The full-time, program is 19 months in length and is six- and 12-week sessions (including summer). After graduation, he or she can apply to sit for the RN-NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Resume including recent work experience in your field
    • Statement of career goals and academic abilities
    • All official academic transcripts
    • B- or higher in required prerequisite courses

    RN to BSN Fast Track

    The RN-BSN Fast Track Program is 15-months and designed for the working nurse. It is available online, on campus, or at a variety of off campus locations throughout the state of New Jersey. This program has 27 nursing credits and 21 liberal arts (48 total). Students who transfer have the potential to transfer in additional credits for liberal arts and sciences.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
    • Diploma in Nursing if additional university credits have been completed
    • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
    • 33 credits of Liberal Arts and Science courses

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    RN to MSN Online Fast Track

    This 26-month, fast track RN-MSN program is fully online, and specifically designed for RNs seeking to fast track their career advancement by achieving the MSN degree in a shorter period of time. This program is less costly because it is less credits when compared to achieving a BSN then an MSN.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Completed application
    • All official college transcripts
    • RN licensure in the United States
    • Associate degree or diploma in nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.75
    • 33 liberal arts credits in addition to nursing courses

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    The 40-credit Family Nurse Practitioner program runs for about 3 years, online and in clinical hours for four courses. There are 650 hours of clinical total.

    After graduation, students are eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), State Board of Nursing licensure as an APN, and for admission to doctoral study.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency and approved by the Board of Nursing with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work
    • Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey
    • Two professional and/or academic references
    • A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license
    • Successful completion of undergraduate courses in: Nursing Research, Statistics, Pathophysiology, Health Assessment
    • Personal statement

    Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

    The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner MSN program is 585 hours, three courses, online and clinical based. The program is 3 years in length.

    After successful completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), State Board of Nursing licensure as an APN, and for admission to doctoral study.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    Same as Family Nurse Practitioner

    Online Nursing Administration

    This program is perfect for licensed nurses in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are looking to earn their Master of Science in Nursing in a convenient, online format. To earn the MSN degree, students must finish 30 credits, which can be completed in as little as 19 months.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Completed admissions application
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work
    • Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey
    • Two professional and/or academic references
    • Successful completion of undergraduate courses in Nursing Research and in Statistics
    • Personal statement

    Post Master’s Certificate

    Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

    The Post Master's Certificate program is designed for a MSN prepared nurse for independent primary care practice as an Adult-Gerontology (AGNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in a wide range of settings. The program is 28 credits, 585 hours of clinicals and on campus incentives designed courses.

    After completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the State Board of Nursing for licensure as an APN.

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    The post-Master’s Certificate for FNP is 31 credits and 650 clinical hours with on-campus intensives in designated courses. Transfer credits from another Nurse Practitioner Program accredited by a national accrediting agency are accepted.

    Admission Requirements for Post Master’s Certificate: AGNP and/or FNP (not all inclusive)

    • Completed admissions application
    • Master of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • All official academic transcripts
    • Registered professional nurse license in New Jersey
    • Two professional and/or academic references
    • Successful completion of graduate or undergraduate courses in: Statistics, Pathophysiology, Health Assessment
    • Completion of graduate course in Nursing Research
    • A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license
    • Personal statement

    Nursing Administration

    For nurses who have an interest in management, leadership, and executive administration, the 24-hour credit, online Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration meets the needs of those nurses.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Completed admissions application
    • Master of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency and approved by the Board of Nursing with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work
    • Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey
    • Two professional and/or academic references
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate course in Statistics
    • Successful completion of a graduate course in Nursing research
    • Personal statement

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is based online and designed for the master’s prepared registered nurse. The program is 36 credits and three years in length and includes a culminating DNP project.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Completed application
    • Master's degree in nursing or related field (e.g. MBA, MPA, MHA) from a nationally accredited program
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework
    • Registered professional nurse license
    • Advanced practice registered nurse licensure (APN) if applicable
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course and a graduate-level nursing research course
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum vitae or resume
    • Written statement
    • Personal interview

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #142-#187 in Regional Universities North
    • #107 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

    Niche (2019)

    • Best College Locations in America #362 of 1,553
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #462 of 1,592
    • Most Liberal Colleges in America #596 of 687
    • Best Value Colleges in America #687 of 1,590
    • Best College Locations in New Jersey #3 of 27
    • Most Diverse Colleges in New Jersey #17 of 27
    • Best Value Colleges in New Jersey #20 of 28
    • Most Liberal Colleges in New Jersey #21 of 22
    • Best Value Colleges in New York City Area #45 of 83

    MONEY Magazine ranked Felician University #494 Best Colleges For Your Money (2018).

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post Graduate APRN Certificate programs.

    Felician University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The New Jersey State Board of Nursing approved the Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

    Edited by Joe V


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