Nursing - Direct Entry, M.Sc. | University of New Hampshire | Durham, United States
20 months
27810 USD/year
27810 USD/year
14170 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you’re looking for a change or to advance your career, the Master of Nursing - Direct Entry program from University of New Hampshire will help you pursue advanced-practice nursing qualifications without a prior bachelor’s or graduate degree in the field.


This Nursing - Direct Entry program from University of New Hampshire offers the clinical nurse leader (CNL) track, which will prepare you for clinical leadership roles, giving you the ability to manage and solve complex patient problems in a range of healthcare settings. You’ll work directly with clinicians to help manage the delivery of patient care, including the development and implementation of treatment plans and the evaluation of their success.

Why get your master's degree in Nursing at UNH?

The direct entry Master of Nursing is completed in just five semesters, including two summer sessions. You’ll complete the NCLEX-RN exam during the course of the program, achieving your license to practice as a registered nurse. 

In your final semester, you’ll sit for the national clinical nurse leader exam, allowing you to graduate with both a master’s degree and your CNL certification. You’ll complete an immersion experience of approximately 300 clinical hours, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at UNH also may apply for accelerated admission to this graduate program.


  • Clinical nurse leader (CNL) 
  • Community and public health facilities 
  • Education 
  • Healthcare administration 
  • Home healthcare services 
  • Outpatient care 
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy and Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing Theory (plus lab)
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Caring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 required
  • Personal Statement/Essay Questions
  • International Applicants: Some academic departments recommend that international applicants, living outside of the United States, and planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. If your desired program is not on the form, departments prefer a full application be submitted. Preapplication requests will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD per year during 20 months.
  • In-State

    14170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 USD per year during 20 months.


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