Master's Entry to Practice Nursing

Direct Admit Program

A Tradition of Excellence

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. By completing the program, students will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing. The MEPN program will provide the students 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, which will improve patient outcomes in healthcare.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All materials must be received by May 1, for enrollment.

About the Program

The Franklin Pierce MEPN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). In addition, Franklin Pierce University is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

The program operates at a modern facility in Manchester, New Hampshire. The MEPN program is taught over six consecutive 12-week terms, totaling 18 months. The program exceeds the minimum requirements of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing in classroom instruction and concurrent clinical practice hours for registered nurses. Additionally, 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) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Due to the rigor of this program, students are advised not to work during their time in the MEPN program. Upon the completion of the MEPN degree, graduates will have diverse fields of career opportunities to choose from in hospitals, school, clinics, and research institutions. 

If you have already been admitted to Franklin Pierce, download and complete the one-page Application Addendum, which can be found on the webpage listed below. Please mail the completed form to the following address.

Franklin Pierce University
Office of Admissions
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461

Requirements for Admission

Requirements for high school applicants seeking admission to the MPAS Direct Admit Program include:

Progression Qualifications

To successfully progress from undergraduate studies into the MEPN program, you must meet the following qualifications, which will be evaluated at the end of your junior year.

If you fail to meet progression standards, you will be encouraged to apply for entry during your senior year. Admission is competitive and is based on performance and space availability.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your Franklin Pierce University Application for Admission
  2. Submit your Health Sciences/MEPN Application Addendum along with other application materials. Deadline: May 1, 2021
College of Health & Natural Sciences

You can earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree through the College of Health & Natural Sciences in a variety of different program offerings. Learn more about the College of Health & Natural Sciences. 

School of Nursing

Graduates of the Franklin Pierce School of Nursing are competent, caring and ethical leaders in healthcare. Learn more about the School of Nursing. 

Want to Know More?

Download the Master's Entry to Practice Nursing Direct Admit Program SheetDownload a Health Sciences to Master's Entry to Practice Nursing Direct Admit Program Sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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