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M.S.N. in Nursing Education
M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership
R.N. to M.S.N.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse leaders who demonstrate high level critical thinking, professional role skills in nursing education and nursing leadership, and who make significant contributions to the local and global communities.
Graduates are leaders in diverse health care arenas who effect improvements in patient outcomes through education of health care workers and leadership in health care delivery systems. With specialty tracks in Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership, graduates assume leadership roles in health care and/or educate the next generation of nurses.
Graduates of the M.S.N. program will be able to:
The Nurse Leadership track will prepare the graduate to:
The Nurse Educator track will prepare the graduate to:
The Master of Science in Nursing program is a candidate for accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission*, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404.975.5000.
*Effective May 6, 2013, the NLNAC changed its name and is now the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
There are 3 M.S.N. tracks or entry points for nurses, as well as a Nursing Education Certificate option:
Track I: For the nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing
Track II: For the nurse with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree
Track III: For the nurse without a baccalaureate degree (R.N. to M.S.N.)
Nursing Education Certificate
A 15-credit certificate is also available to nurses who have earned an advanced degree and would like to acquire knowledge and practice in nursing education.
Designed for the working professional's convenience, courses are taught in a "hybrid" format - a combination of in-class and online learning. Students can expect to attend approximately six classes during each 12-week term, while simultaneously completing coursework online. Students may attend classes at the University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies centers in Manchester, Portsmouth, or Lebanon, N.H. A Track 1 student can complete the M.S.N. in approximately 24 months of full-time study. Many working nurses opt for part-time study so they can continue to meet their current responsibilities and maintain family life.
Download the M.S.N. program sheet for more information on all program options, Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership specialty tracks, admission requirements, courses and how to apply.
Franklin Pierce University
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
Lisa J. Hogan, DNP, CRNA
Director of Nursing Education