Master of Science in Nursing Concentration Nursing Education

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with a concentration in Nursing Education is designed for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who wish to expand their careers into education. All courses are offered in hybrid/blended learning format, combining online with traditional on-campus classroom experiences. The program prepares nurses with a strong theoretical foundation in research, nursing and related theories, healthcare policy, ethics, cultural competency, and informatics/technology as well as practice expertise as a nurse educator.

Program Accreditation

The master’s degree in nursing at Framingham State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Program Requirements

This program consists of ten (10) course-credits or 40 semester hours. Students take a Common Core of six (6) courses, and then four (4) concentration courses. A thesis, an evidence-based research project/paper, will be completed as part of the requirements for the Common Core courses.

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
  • NURE 991 Application of Technology to Education


Admission Requirements

Note: Applications are accepted only for enrollment in the fall semester every year. The following admission and degree requirements will be effective for Fall 2013 MSN students.

  1. Applicants must complete the online graduate admission application.
  2. Applicants must submit the $50.00 application fee.
  3. Applicants must have an unrestricted RN license.
  4. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited college or university whose nursing program is nationally accredited and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  5. Applicants are required to possess an overall undergraduate grade point average (QPA) or at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and a minimum of a 3.25 QPA in undergraduate nursing courses.
  6. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for undergraduate QPA may be asked to take the Miller Analogies Test.
  7. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate, introductory course in statistics with a minimum grade of C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
  8. Applicants must have a personal interview with the Nursing Chairperson or Graduate Program Coordinator.
  9. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from nurses with an MSN who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a master’s program, submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  10. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities and career plans.


Courses before Admission and Transfer Credit

Transfer coursework is not accepted for the MSN program.


Effective as of the 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog