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Seton Hall University offers nursing degrees online to meet the needs of today’s busy nurses and the fast-moving healthcare industry. Our values-based nursing programs combine advanced coursework and compassionate leadership to prepare you to provide the highest quality care at the bedside or in an administrative capacity.

Seton Hall’s online programs offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism. Our distinguished faculty members empower aspiring leaders whose personal ambition aligns with a commitment to civic good.

  • Ranked #15 on the “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs” list by U.S. News & World Report for 20221
  • Graduates of the adult-gerontology program have attained 100% AANPCP exam pass rates over the past five years
  • Seton Hall’s College of Nursing is highly regarded and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Nurse practitioner is the fastest-growing job in the U.S., with 46% employment growth from 2021 to 20312

Two M.S.N. Programs for Aspiring Nurse Practitioners

With each option, you can earn an advanced nursing degree at a Catholic university that instills a commitment to lifelong learning, service and leadership for the greater good of patients.

With this online program, you can prepare to serve adult to elderly patients in multiple healthcare settings as a nurse practitioner. Study at an institution that is an established leader in compassionate and forward-looking care, with the option to choose a track in Primary Care or Acute Care. The program requires 48 credits, and you can finish in three to four years.

Prepare to become a nurse practitioner capable of assessing, diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders throughout the lifespans of individuals and families. Through this online program, you can graduate ready to pursue ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification. The program requires 49 credits, and you can finish in three years.

About Seton Hall University

As one of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall offers more than 90 academic programs that prepare graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens.

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High-Quality Instruction in an Online Format

With Seton Hall’s online programs, you can learn from the same award-winning faculty as students on campus, only in a flexible format. We provide support through a range of services as you study online, including advising, library resources and career guidance. You can complete the courses using the device you prefer, whether it’s your computer, tablet or smartphone. Plus, collaborate with your classmates through online posts and chats.

Prepare to Offer Evidence-Based Care as a Nurse Practitioner

Seton Hall’s online Master of Science in Nursing programs enable healthcare professionals to advance into rewarding nurse practitioner roles. Our specializations meet the needs of aspiring adult-gerontology and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners through courses that impart valuable expertise for caring for patients in acute, primary, behavioral health and mental health care settings. Additionally, the coursework provides preparation for sitting for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) exam and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.

Enter a Growing and Rewarding Career Field

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nurse practitioner employment will grow more than nine times faster than the average for other occupations. That demand illuminates why the national median salary for nurse practitioners increased to $120,680 in 2021.3 And New Jersey ranks second in the U.S. for nurse practitioner pay, which is $137,010 annually.4

Potential Work Settings for Graduates

  1. Behavioral health/addictions
  2. Cardiology
  3. Dermatology
  4. Neurology
  5. Oncology
  6. Occupational health
  7. Palliative care
  8. Psychiatric mental health facilities
  9. Pulmonary
  10. Rheumatology

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Sources and Disclaimers

  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Best Online Programs: Seton Hall University.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Fastest Growing Occupations.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Seton Hall University is able to offer these online programs to select states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from other states. Please consult the State Authorizations page to determine if you are located in a state in which Seton Hall University can confer an online degree or call us at (844) 823-1198 for any questions.