Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey-based Seton Hall University serves approximately 10,000 students and offers over 60 academic majors.  The four-year, private, Catholic university was founded in 1856 and claims to be the oldest diocesan university.

Though founded in the Catholic tradition, the university serves students of all backgrounds and faiths. Seton Hall University’s commitment to diversity and serving a global population is evident in the opening of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, with the assistance of the United States branch of the United Nations.

Overview of Programs, Certificates and Degrees

  • 1 online bachelors, 2 online masters degree programs and 1 online certificate in nursing
  • Campus-based bachelor’s through doctoral degrees offered
  • Financial aid and grants are available

Online Nursing and Health Care Degrees Review

Seton Hall offered its first baccalaureate degree in 1937, and has been awarding nursing qualifications for over 65 years.

Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing

The online RN to BSN program is ideal for nurses seeking to advance their education while managing personal, family, and career responsibilities.  Students with diplomas and associate’s degrees are eligible, and may even opt to accelerate to the MSN degree.  Courses in the program include Economic Concepts for the Professional Nurse, Community Health Perspectives, and Health Promotion across the lifespan.

Duration and Cost

The program is 32 credits.  Course tuition is $958 per credit.

Online Master’s Degree in Nursing

Seton Hall University offers an online Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing with two specializations—Nurse Practitioner and Health Systems Administration. The Health Systems Administration degree combines clinical nursing with training in business administration to produce knowledgeable leaders capable of leading in various healthcare settings. Graduates of these programs have served in a variety of settings both domestic and abroad. The Health Systems Administration program satisfies the requirements for the American Nurses Association’s Advanced Nursing Administration Certificate.

The online Nurse Practitioner program can be further specialized to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Nursing Theory, Forces in Health Care, Nursing Research, Clinical Pharmacology, and Advanced Pathophysiology are required courses for the program.

Duration and Cost

The program is 33-46 credits and can be completed in 24 to 30 months depending on if the program is taken on a full or part time basis.  Course tuition is $993 per credit.

Online Certificates in Nursing

Nurses with a master’s degree seeking to become a Nurse Practitioner may complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing administration and choose from the same three specializations available in the Nurse Practitioner master’s program. This program meets the guidelines of the Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.

Duration and Cost

The program is 32 credits and tuition is $993 per credit.


Seton Hall University employs over 40 full-time faculty with academic expertise in their field.

Things to consider:

  • Some programs may require on campus visits or internships.
  • Clinical component of the Nurse Practitioner program can be completed in students area.


Online nursing programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079