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.
Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
Outline of professional aspirations and how this MEPN will help you achieve them (250-500
Essay: Answer one of the four questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also
how you did it. What was the outcome? What was the response? Only describe experiences
that have occurred within the last three years (250-500 words).
A time when you made a lasting impact on your organization
A major accomplishment
A major setback you have faced
A time when you exceeded expectations
Admissions Requirement Considerations
Prerequisite Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 or greater
Non-nursing bachelor-level (or higher) degree (must be completed before starting MEPN
ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) admission exam.
Behavioral Interview with nursing faculty.
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:
Seasonal Influenza - get your influenza vaccine every fall!
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Hepatitis B (this is a three-series vaccine and should be started as soon as possible)
Students must complete the following courses with a letter grade of B or better prior
to starting the MEPN program:
General Chemistry — lecture with a laboratory component.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II. (Must be taken in face to face format)
Want to Know More?
Download 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.
Request information about your program of interest.