The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) prepares professionals with a bachelor’s
degree or higher in another field for a rewarding career in Nursing. One of the few
of its kind in New England, the MEPN is an intensive accelerated Master of Science
in Nursing program, delivered over the course of 18 months.
Franklin Pierce’s MEPN program provides students with a general foundation in nursing
as well as master’s level courses that impart the necessary skills to assume leadership
roles in healthcare organizations. The program exceeds the minimum requirements of
the New Hampshire Board of Nursing for classroom instruction and concurrent clinical
practice hours for registered nurses, and will include master’s level online courses
that meet the standards of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the National Council
Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing.
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.