The Framingham Master of Science in Nursing program consists of ten (10) courses or 40 credits. Students take a Common Core of six (6) courses, and then select a four (4) course concentration in either Nursing Education or Nursing Leadership. An integrative review, in the format of a publishable paper and a poster, will be completed as part of the requirements for the Common Core courses.

Below are the requirements for those entering the MSN Program.

Common Core (6)
NURC 905 Health and Education Resources and Policies
NURC 915 Advanced Technology and Nursing Informatics
NURC 925 Ethical, Social and Cultural Competencies
NURC 935 Essential Preparation for Advanced Nursing Role
NURC 971 Nursing Theory and Research I
NURC 972 Nursing Theory and Research II

Nursing Education Concentration (4)
NURE 941 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
NURE 951 Course Development and Implementation
NURE 981 Advanced Teaching Methods (Practicum I)
NURE 991 Application of Technology to Education (Practicum II)

Nursing Leadership Concentration (4)
NURL 943 Strategic Planning for Nursing's Future
NURL 953 Role in Health Care Systems
NURL 983 Practicum in Organizational Management Skills (Practicum I)
NURL 993 Internship in Independent Leadership Skills (Practicum II)

Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Bechtel, Nursing



  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

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