Department of Nursing


The Department of Nursing offers degrees at the BS, the MS, and at the DNP level. The programs are committed to preparing nurses to deliver culturally sensitive, caring, and competent nursing care to diverse clients in a variety of settings.  Graduates of the baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs are encouraged to pursue life-long learning to effect and enhance self-development, professional growth, critical thinking and leadership.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Nursing – General
  • BS in Nursing – RN
  • MSN in Adult Gerontology
  • MSN in Administration
  • MSN in Education
  • MSN in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificates
Graduates are well prepared for the entry level practice in the role of professional nurse in every healthcare setting, acute or chronic care, in hospitals, the community, or homes. Students are also prepared to continue their nursing education at the MS or doctorate levels.

Nursing Faculty at WPUNJ

Nursing faculty at WPUNJ are diverse, collegial and share a joint vision for excellence in didactic and clinical education as well as maintain high standards for student learning. This video will offer a snap shot of nursing faculty at WP. Open opportunities to join our team will be posted on the Human Resources Employment Opportunities page.


Department Spotlight

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For her honors thesis, nursing major Celine-Ann Samaniego ‘18 conducted research on the effects of laughter therapy on patient outcomes. She is scheduled to present her results at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in April. Celine-Ann is also a member of the University’s women’s soccer team.