Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

Master of Science in Nursing Education


73 Corporate Drive

Center Tower, Second Floor, Suite 206

Portsmouth, NH 03801

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership at Franklin Pierce University prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in healthcare organizations. Graduates will be able to demonstrate leadership skills that motivate a team toward a common goal. Graduates of this program will learn how to interpret clinical and management-related research to improve organizational and client outcomes, make data-driven decisions to enhance the utilization of clinical and fiscal resources, and to design and implement change projects in healthcare delivery systems and evaluate their impact. The Franklin Pierce University MSN program is designed for nurses who have earned a baccalaureate degree in Nursing, or an associate’s degree in Nursing and a baccalaureate degree in another discipline from a recognized program, and wish to pursue graduate studies through a combination of in-class and online learning. Courses are offered at the University’s Concord, Portsmouth and Lebanon, NH centers and the program is designed to be completed in just 18-24 months. THE PROGRAM • Courses are offered in four 12-week terms per academic year. • The program is designed to be completed in 18-24 months of full-time study. Full-time study is defined as two or more courses per term. • Classes are offered in a hybrid format which is a combination of in-class and online learning. Hybrid courses will be scheduled in block time at a central location and are likely to meet for six evening sessions in a 12-week term. • No entrance exams are required for admission into the program. • Candidates who have an associate’s degree or a diploma in nursing and a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing may be accepted into the program on a case-by-case basis provided they can provide evidence of foundational competencies in the following baccalaureate nursing areas: evidenced-based practice, health assessment and promotion, community health nursing, and leadership. Candidates who are in this situation should see an advisor for recommendations on any additional undergraduate coursework deemed necessary to achieve success in the MSN program. • Students will complete a leadership capstone project in preparation for graduation from the MSN Leadership program.


Accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Standards: Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution: has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning; has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes; is achieving its purposes; has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes.

International Student Requirements:

Same as Domestic students, plus English language competency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 34

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 565 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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