Master's Entry Program in Nursing

Prepare for a career in Nursing

The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) is intended for the student who has already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in a discipline other than nursing. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and graduate with both a certificate in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Nursing. The MEPN program will provide the student with a general foundation in nursing as well as master’s level courses that will impart the necessary skills for their future success in key nursing leadership roles in healthcare.

The program is designed to be given over six consecutive 12-week terms, totaling 18 months. The program will exceed the minimum requirements of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing in classroom instruction and concurrent clinical practice hours for registered nurses. Additionally, master’s level online courses will be woven throughout the 18- month program, reflecting the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011). Due to the rigor of this program all students are advised not to work during their time in the MEPN program.

Upon completion of the MEPN program, students will be well-prepared to assume various leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings. Drawing upon their advanced knowledge from nursing and related disciplines, students will be poised to become collaborative leaders in the advancement of the nursing profession.

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Application Requirements

Admissions Requirement Considerations

Please note, all MEPN students will need their basic life support certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart and the following immunizations prior to beginning the program:

Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete the following courses with a letter grade of B or better prior to starting the MEPN program:

Want to Know More?

Download the MEPN Program SheetDownload an MEPN program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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