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Department of Nursing College of Saint Elizabeth

  • Morristown, NJ
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 89%11%
    student ratio
  • 38
    total students
  • $19,152 | $19,152
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


The College of Saint Elizabeth

Located in historic Morristown, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) has been dedicated to community service, social responsibility, and educating women to become full partners in society since its founding in 1899 as a Catholic women's college. Today, the college has expanded to provide not only undergraduate and continuing educational programs, but also 10 master's degree programs and 3 doctoral programs.

The College of Saint Elizabeth offers both a Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing degree program and a post master's certificate in nursing education.

An M.S. in Nursing Degree Program for Traditional Students and Working Professionals

CSE's M.S. in Nursing degree program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. The program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Even part-time students can opt for an accelerated format that requires clinical work outside of class.

Classes meet once a week for 7-week sessions. Most students complete the program within 3 years of study.

Classes are not only held at the College of Saint Elizabeth campus, but also at several convenient off-site locations. These include Christ Hospital in Jersey City, County College of Morris, Passaic County Community College and St. Joseph Hospital, St. Clares Medical Center in Dover, Paterson/St. Joseph Hospital in Wayne, Morristown Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital Passaic, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Trinitas Hospital, Union County College, Newton Memorial Hospital, and Hackettstown Hospital.

Graduate Achievements

Graduates of the M.S. in Nursing degree program at CSE go on to accept leadership positions and supervisory positions in health care institutions. They have obtained positions in the fields of geriatrics, critical care, occupational health, public health, home health, hospice nursing, maternal child health, radiology, and bedside nursing. Many also teach, often as adjunct instructors in the CSE program.

The M.S. in Nursing Degree Program Curriculum

The M.S. in Nursing degree program at the College of Saint Elizabeth includes 37-credits of required coursework. Since the program is designed differently than traditional graduate programs in order to meet the needs of working professionals who have the option of part-time, full-time, and accelerated schedules, the courses are associated with 3 levels.

Students in level I take the core courses of "Graduate Writing Seminar;" "Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice;" "Nursing Research;" "Ethical Issues in Human Service Leadership;" and "Nurse Educator as Leader." Students also take 1 of 2 electives offered at this level: "Integrative Health Teaching" or "Simulation in Nursing Education." They may also receive authorization to take other courses to fulfill their elective requirements.

Students in level II focus on coursework in theory and clinical roles. They complete required courses that include "Analysis of Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice;" "Application of Clinical Interventions in Advanced Nursing Practice;" "Curriculum/Program Development and Evaluation;" "Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation;" and "Pedagogical Strategies in Nursing Education."

Students in level III take courses that explore role synthesis, that include the required "Seminar and Practicum in Teaching" and "Guided Study and Seminar in Nursing Education."

A Dedicated Faculty

The CSE's nursing faculty is full of dedicated caregivers, teachers, and researchers.

Dr. Ellen Ehrlich has researched the experience of women caregivers for aged parents and studies the unconscious motivation of ambivalence, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11 and the Holocaust. She serves as a peer evaluator for the National League for Nursing and has been interviewed on radio programs exploring nursing-related issues.

Dr. Eileen Specchio's research interests include qualitative nursing and grounded theory. She has presented both nationally and internationally on topics that include teaching in post-conflict Liberia African and mission nursing in the Dominican Republic. She also investigates nursing homes and long term care, presenting on issue related to the quality of life in the elderly.

Nursing Certificates

The college also offers a Post Master of Science in Nursing Education Certificate and a Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education.


The nursing program at the College of Saint Elizabeth is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

A Thriving Center of Service-Learning and Community Outreach

The College of Saint Elizabeth is home to 4 centers that affirm its commitment to Catholic social teaching and solidarity with the poor. These include the Center for Catholic Women's History, the Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Center for Volunteerism and and Service-Learning, and the Center for Ministry and Spirituality.

The Center for Volunteerism and Service-Learning runs some 45 community service projects. CSE students provided an estimated 29,500 hours of service, collected over 2,500 pounds of food for the needy, raised more than $32,000 for charities, and worked with 90 social service organizations, schools, and non-profits.

The Center for Ministry and Spirituality provides training for lay ministry and spiritual and theological programs for the general public. Created in 1982, the college now has approximately 150 students in 5 degree programs. In addition, over 2,000 people visit campus each year for the Summer Institute and the Spirituality Convocation.

Location & Contact

Department of Nursing

College of Saint Elizabeth

2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
United States

Dr. Dianne DeLong

Nursing Administrator

Phone: 973-290-4037

Deborah Cobo

Associate Director for Graduate Admissions

Phone: 973-290-4194
Fax: 973-290-4710

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 7
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $35
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesinterview, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$19,152
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,152
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Female Percentage89%
    • Male Percentage11%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Part-time Percentage97%
    • Full-time Percentage3%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino18%
    • Black / African American18%
    • White / Caucasian42%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander3%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty5
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage100%
    • Male Percentage0%



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