Nursing

Stockton Nursing Program Students

The Stockton University nursing program will prepare you to meet the evolving health care needs of diverse populations throughout the lifespan. 

Our graduates gain experiences with dedicated faculty in a variety of health care settings, including state-of-the-art clinical simulation and assessment labs and at clinical institutions, agencies, and sites throughout the region and state. The program provides an environment for excellence through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education.


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Accreditation Statement

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Stockton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791. 

Our undergraduate NCLEX pass rate consistently exceeds 90% and our graduate specialty certification pass rate is 100%. Stockton University remains among the Top 10 public universities in the North according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings.

Above 90%
NCLEX Pass Rate
for Undergraduate Students
100%
Specialty Certification Rates
for Graduate students
Top 10
Public Universities in the North
2021 U.S. News & World Report

Welcome from the Associate Dean

Sheila Quinn

Sheila A. Quinn, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Nursing and Chief Nurse Administrator

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the webpage of the Nursing program at Stockton University! I am delighted that you are visiting our site to learn more about our outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs.

Nursing is a profession that serves a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention, and restoration of individuals, families and populations. We are at the forefront of the health care delivery system across all settings in the U.S. and abroad and are the single largest number of health providers in the U.S. Today, the magnitude and scope of practice for professional nurses has seen further expansion to include significant roles in research, policy development and advocacy. The nursing profession has changed over time, and the world and education has changed, as well. Nursing continues to evolve, and the progression of nurses with a higher level of education and an expansion of practice also continues to increase. The bottom line is that expanding the breadth and scope of nursing practice has demonstrated tremendous benefits and improves outcomes for patients, for families and for populations. 

Here at Stockton, we are preparing nurse generalists and graduate-level nurse practitioners as professional nurses with a commitment to lifelong learning and the capacity to adapt to change in a multi-cultural, interdependent world. The nursing program provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. I am hopeful that you find your exploration of our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing programs helpful in bringing your professional career to another level.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about any of our educational programs or seek additional information about Stockton University Nursing at 609-652-4501. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our professional community as we create the future of tomorrow’s nursing - together.

Best regards,

Sheila A. Quinn, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Nursing and Chief Nurse Administrator
School of Health Sciences
P - 609-652-4501
Sheila.Quinn@stockton.edu

History, Mission, & Vision

Nursing Simulator

Program History: Stockton initiated an RN-BSN program in 1975. In 1998, the Adult Nurse Practitioner program was initiated followed in 2004 with the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate program. The generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program launched in 2006 and 10 years later, in 2016, the accelerated second-degree BSN program began. In 2018, the Post-BSN and Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students enrolled in the first cohort of the DNP program. Our first DNP cohort graduated in 2021. In spring 2022, we added an additional cohort of the accelerated BSN program for a spring-start cohort.

Mission: The mission of the Nursing Program of the Stockton University is to prepare nurse generalists and graduate level nurse practitioners as professional nurses with a commitment to life-long learning and the capacity to adapt to change in a multi-cultural, interdependent world. The Nursing Program provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education.

The mission of the Graduate Nursing Program is to develop competent nurse practitioners or advanced practice registered nurses to practice in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving world. The University and the Graduate Nursing Programs remain responsive to community needs. Independent, experiential learning fosters students to choose their education and future professional endeavors. We embrace the University’s Guiding Principles, Vision, Values, and the Strategic Plan.

Vision: The vision is to be a provider of exceptional nursing education committed to scholarship, service, health equity and quality of life for all.

Organizing Framework: The organizing framework of the Nursing Program is based on The Roy Adaptation Model which is congruent with the metaparadigm of nursing. The major elements of person, environment, health and nursing are defined using the totality world view.