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Franklin Pierce University Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

April 23, 2014

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Franklin Pierce University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program recently received news that it was approved for full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN’s Board of Commissioners met on March 13-14 and granted initial accreditation to Franklin Pierce’s MSN program and its post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education; the program received notice of full accreditation status on April 11.

Lisa J. Hogan, Ph.D., DNP, CRNA, Director of Nursing Education at Franklin Pierce, is proud of the accomplishments within the University’s Nursing programs. “We are doing everything we can at Franklin Pierce to make a quality education in nursing as accessible as possible,” says Dr. Hogan. Students generally take a combination of online and in-class courses at one of Franklin Pierce’s College of Graduate & Professional Studies centers in Manchester, Lebanon, or Portsmouth. “We even offer Nursing programs on site at Wentworth Douglass, Dartmouth Hitchcock, and Exeter Hospitals,” she said.

Franklin Pierce’s MSN program serves nurses with an Associate degree in Nursing or a Bachelor degree in any of a variety of disciplines. Students who choose to enroll in Franklin Pierce’s program to earn an MSN in either Nursing Leadership or Nursing Education often do so in order to gain the skills necessary to advance in an already established nursing career, or to embark on a second career. The now fully accredited MSN program will have its next scheduled evaluation visit in the fall of 2018.

Photo caption: Lisa J. Hogan, Ph.D., DNP, CRNA, Director of Nursing Education at Franklin Pierce University.

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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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