Admissions Requirements for Nursing Programs
Nursing Program Admission Requirements
R.N. to B.S.N.
You must have completed an associate’s degree or diploma nursing program and hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse; or be matriculated in an
associate degree program and on track to graduate. No minimum grade point average or admissions test (SAT, ACT) is required for admission.
- Complete the free online application at franklinpierce.edu/adultapply. Once received, an admissions advisor will contact you regarding acceptance and class registration.
- Request transcripts from your previous college or diploma program. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the address below.
Admissions & Enrollment Office
Franklin Pierce University
670 North Commercial Street
Center Tower, Third Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
- Completed graduate admission application
- Professional résumé
- A statement of professional goals including reasons for pursuing graduate study
- All official transcripts from colleges or universities previously attended
- Unencumbered current license to practice as a registered nurse issued by New Hampshire or another jurisdictionn
- Completed associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or diploma from an accredited program in nursing
- A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale (Track I and II applicants only)
- Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a “C” or higher (Track I and II applicants only)
Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)
Complete an admissions portfolio which consists of:
- Online application at franklinpierce.edu/gradapply
- Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
- Updated resume
- Essay: Describe professional aspirations and how the MEPN Program will help you achieve them (250-500 words)
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT CONSIDERATIONS
- Prerequisite Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Non-nursing bachelor-level (or higher) degree (must be completed before starting MEPN program).
- ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) admission exam.
- Interview with Nursing Faculty
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. (lab required)
- Microbiology (lab required)
- Human/Lifespan Development
All prerequisites must have been taken within 5 years.
Master’s Entry Program in Nursing(MEPN)- direct admit program
Requirements for high school applicants admitted to FPU seeking admission to the MEPN Direct Admit Program include:
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA), in academic courses only, of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (89/100)
- Equivalent of four years of math with a final grade of B+ (87/100) or higher in each class
- Equivalent of four years of science with a final grade of B+ (87/100) or higher
- Demonstrated leadership through community and school activities; related healthcare experience is highly desirable.
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.
- Successfully complete the following courses with a letter grade of “B” or better:
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Chemistry I
- Chemistry II
- Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
- Human Health and Nutrition
- Successfully complete basic life support certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association.
- Provide proof of immunization:
- 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)
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.