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Online Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Complete your application in 3 weeks and have your application fee waived.**

Meet the Demand for Nursing Excellence

FAST FACTS:

  • 48 credits
  • Complete in 3-4 years
  • Primary & Acute tracks
  • CCNE accredited
  • Nationally ranked

The online Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N., A.G.N.P.) program prepares you to practice as a nurse practitioner serving adult to elderly populations in acute or primary care settings.

The online MSN in Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program is for students with their BSN looking to advance their career in nursing. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to provide a range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness and manage the health and illness needs of adults across their lifespan. You will choose a track in either Primary Care or Acute Care based on your career aspirations. Students graduate prepared to take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care or Primary Care certification exams through ANCC and AANPCB. Graduates of the Acute Care track may also take the certification exam through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Why Choose Seton Hall’s M.S.N., A.G.N.P. Program?

  • Quality: Study in a high-quality program that has led to a 100% pass rate of the AANPCB exams for primary care graduates over the past five years. Students in the Acute Care AGNP program take either the ANCC or AACN certification exam. Seton Hall's overall pass rate on these exams is 95%. 
  • Practicality: Develop the skills to manage the health and illness of patients based on the analysis of health histories, physical exams and developmental and behavioral assessments in either acute or primary care settings.
  • One-on-one attention: Experience an immersive education from hands-on faculty who provide close mentoring and career support. 
  • Ethics: Learn at a Catholic university in a values-based curriculum that instills a commitment to lifelong learning, service and leadership for the greater good of patients.
  • Career connections: Receive the career resources and connections you need to fill the industry’s current nurse practitioner shortage.
  • A tradition of innovation: Founded in 1937, the College of Nursing at Seton Hall was the first university in New Jersey and the first Catholic college on the East Coast to offer an undergraduate program in nursing.

Learn more about the program’s objectives, what it’s like to learn online and the resources we have to assist you throughout your education by attending a virtual information session.

Admission Requirements 

The Acute and Primary AGNP program tracks use different admissions criteria when evaluating applicants. View the admissions requirements for each track before you apply. 

By the Numbers

  • #1 Online Master's Nursing Degree in NJ - U.S. News
  • 100% AANPCB Exam Pass Rate
  • #4 Top Paying State for Nurse Practitioners in NJ - BLS
  • $118,040 National Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners in 2021

Learning Outcomes

Building on Seton Hall’s long history of excellence in nursing education, the M.S.N., A.G.N.P. program offers a values-based curriculum that will enable you to excel as a member of interprofessional healthcare teams, to succeed as a servant leader, to provide evidence-based compassionate care, and to improve your community and the nursing profession.

  • Learn to communicate in a scholarly manner.
  • Think critically and creatively in solving problems and making decisions.
  • Design and provide care based on “best evidence.”
  • Act as a servant leader in a global society.
  • #27 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs – U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 Online Master’s in Nursing Program – SuperScholar
  • #66 Best Nursing Schools: Master's – U.S. News & World Report

A Promising Career Elevating the Standard of Excellence

A career as a nurse practitioner positions you to meet a growing need for advanced practitioners in the nursing field. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, there are currently 335,000 licensed nurse practitioners, compared with 192,000 in 2014, and the number is expected to keep on rising. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics confirms strong overall wage growth for Nurse Practitioners:

  • Average national salary for Nurse Practitioners: $118,040*
  • New Jersey is ranked as the #2 top paying state with an average salary of $137,010*

Upcoming Events:

Online M.S.N., Adult Gerontology Primary Care Infosessions

Tune in to discover how an M.S.N. in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care will equip you with the necessary skills to combat issues facing 21st century health care. Led by Program Director Joyce Maglione, Ph.D., come learn about New Jersey's #1 ranked Online Graduate Nursing Program and get your questions answered.

Learn more and register for an upcoming session!

Online M.S.N., Adult Gerontology Acute Care Infosessions

Tune in to discover how an M.S.N. in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care will equip you with the necessary skills to combat issues facing 21st century health care. Led by Program Director and  Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) 2023 Legacy Award Recipient Mary Ellen Roberts, D.N.P., R.N., come learn about New Jersey's #1 ranked Online Graduate Nursing Program and get your questions answered.

Learn more and register for an upcoming session!

An online M.S.N., A.G.N.P. from Seton Hall University provides the immersive experiences and quality education you need to become highly qualified nurse practitioner and excel in your career. Learn more about your next step in this high-demand field by contacting an Admissions Counselor at (844) 823-1198 or requesting more information.
 
* “Occupational Employment and Wages May 2021 - 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accessed on May 11, 2022. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm#st.

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 will waive the $75 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application within a 3 week period for our 2023-2024 start dates to one of the following online programs: M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.C.).The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Fees paid previously are non-refundable. Connect with your enrollment counselor for more information.)