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Nursing (Forensic), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program is designed for registered nurses laptop and stethoscope who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and the health care system.

About

The Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and the health care system. The graduate is prepared to contribute to the development of nursing science, and the improvement of health care, and to pursue doctoral study. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the student receives a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. The FSU program does not prepare clinical nursing specialists.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Nursing with Diverse Populations
  • Nursing Theory
  •  Advanced Clinical Concepts *
  • Contexts and Roles for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Pathopharmacology and Epigenetics in Forensic Nursing

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      While you can complete the program in as few as 3 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admissions requirements are as follows:
  • Official transcript from a regionally accredited baccalaureate nursing program
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (References must be from professional sources, and one must come from a nurse academician.)
  • Qualified RNs with a minimum of 1 year experience who hold non-nursing baccalaureate or advanced degrees in a complementary field may submit a pre-matriculation professional portfolio to demonstrate nursing competencies in lieu of holding the BSN. 
  • A current RN’s license
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
For more information, please visit the program website.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    58 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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