Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Program
The Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Program is for non-registered nurses with a BA/BS or higher degree in a field other than nursing. A grade point average of 3.0 or better is suggested. Previous course work and professional experience is taken into consideration. Pre-requisite courses must be complete at the time the application is reviewed. These include Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology at the cellular level and with lab, and Statistics with a grade of B or better.
Knowledge of the basic processes and methods of research is necessary for students entering the DEMN program. While many undergraduate programs include a research methods course, not all programs do so. If you have no background in research, we suggest you enroll in an introductory research course or self-study this content prior to matriculation in the DEMN program. The following introductory nursing research textbooks may be used for self-study:
- Boswell, C. & Cannon, S. (2009). Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence Based Practice 2nd ed. Jones & Bartlett Publishers;
- Fain, J. (2008). Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research 3rd ed. F. A. Davis Company; and
- Polit, D. & Tatano, B. (2009). Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
All applicants who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in the English language to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university in another country where English is the primary language of instruction. All other non-native English speakers must achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (Internet based) on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL).
GRE and MAT:
The GRE and MAT are not required.
Individuals interested in the Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing Program should apply to the University of New Hampshire Graduate School. Applications are available on line at the Graduate School web site. The completed application deadline is April 1st with staggered admissions. Application review resumes after September 1st for any available seats. Please note the application is generic for all graduate programs. Application status is posted on the Graduate School web site. The Direct Entry Master's in Nursing program does not offer tuition scholarships or assistantships.
References should be substantial with at least one academic and two current professionals with graduate education background, no family or friends. GRE and MAT scores are not required. Interview may be requested.
Students entering the Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing Program in the Department of Nursing are required to submit the following current documents by January 15 prior to beginning program. All documents must be current and remain up-to-date throughout the program. Students will be required to pay a late fee of $100 if documentation is not received by January 15. Updated documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to expiration to avoid the $100 late fee. Failure to comply with this policy will result in loss of clinical time and may affect progress towards graduation. The student may not attend clinical experiences if this information is not on file in the department the first day of class or if a document expired. A $60 per hour fee will be assessed if clinical make-up hours are allowed.
- Department of nursing health form with titres for mumps, measles, rubella and chicken pox;
- Proof of immunization for Tdap within the last five years;
- Hepatitis B titre;
- Proof of PPD results done yearly and if positive PPD, chest X-ray with written documentation of no active disease;
- Flu vaccine yearly;
- Proof of health assessment within 12 month of first day of class and yearly thereafter;
- CPR at the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer level only;
- Criminal background report via approved, online agency yearly and New Hampshire State Police yearly; and
- Drug and alcohol testing by approved vendor on assigned date and time; random testing thereafter; and further testing if there is reasonable suspicion.
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