This MSN track prepares graduates to educate the next generation of nurses. Specifically, the nursing education track prepares nurses to assume leadership roles as dynamic educators in baccalaureate and associate degree programs, staff development, continuing education, and community education programs.

Students create curricula, plan programs, explore evaluation techniques, and teach with experts. This track includes two education practicums that provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned as well as obtain graduate-level clinical practice and teaching experience in the area of nursing practice.

Admission Requirements

MSN and Certificate Candidates

Candidates seeking a MSN or Certificate must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing form a nationally accredited school of nursing; undergraduate grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with an average of 3.0 or higher is required.

Nursing Licensure Requirements

  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

Required Documentation

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source and from the administrator or manager in the most recent nursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least a C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant’s graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as a RN.

Informational Interview

All candidates are required to complete a face-to-face informational interview with the director of nursing graduate studies or member of the graduate faculty prior to consideration for acceptance.