Nursing Programs

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Become a nurse or take your current nursing career to the next level with one of our CCNE accredited nursing programs.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Fitchburg State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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LPN to BS in Nursing Bridge Program

You're already an outstanding nurse in your field, but are you ready for more?
Are you ready to transition to the role of a Registered Nurse?

The LPN to BS in Nursing Bridge Program is designed to transition the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to the role of a baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse. The program is unique as it spans both the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) and Day course schedules creating an accelerated curriculum. This approach allows students to attain their goals as quickly as possible as well as keeping them on a schedule that works with their career demands. Courses offered or taken through the day division in fall and spring carry the undergraduate day tuition and fees; courses offered in the evening, winter, or summer through SGOCE carry the undergraduate SGOCE tuition and fees.

Graduates of this program are prepared to meet societal healthcare needs in a variety of settings. Respect for diversity, social responsibility, and a commitment to excellence in nursing care are emphasized.

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Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook (PDF)

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Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

Distinctive features of the Online RN to BS in Nursing program include personalized attention

from your faculty, low student/faculty ratio, and personal advising. Whether you are looking to advance in your current position, prepare for a new role in your organization or continue your education in graduate school, the Fitchburg State online RN to BS in Nursing program can help you achieve your goals.

  • Designed for both associate degree registered nurses and diploma registered nurses
  • Learn online without compromising quality for convenience
  • Limited enrollment provides individual attention, peer and faculty interaction
  • 24/7 Call Center and online help desk

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RN to BS in Nursing Student Handbook (PDF)

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Online Master of Science in Nursing (Forensic)

Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (Forensic) online from one of the most widely respected graduate study programs in the country. You'll learn online without compromising quality for convenience. Limited enrollment provides individual attention and peer and faculty interaction. And with our online help desk and Student Resource Center, you're sure to have the support you need to succeed.

The Master of Science in Nursing (Forensic) degree program is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and the health care system. Get the credentials and knowledge for a career in one of the fastest-growing fields in nursing and qualify yourself for employment in specialized areas of forensic practice including:

  • Specialized Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Death Investigators
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Correctional Nurses
  • Nurse Risk Managers
  • Forensic Nursing Educators/Consultants, and more!

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Graduate Nursing Student Handbook (PDF)

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Online Forensic Nursing Graduate Certificate

The Forensic Nursing graduate certificate program provides an opportunity for advanced practice nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing from accredited programs to acquire specialization in forensic nursing. Students are prepared to deal with the prevention, scientific investigation, and treatment of victims of trauma and/or death as well as the investigation and treatment of perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity and traumatic accidents.

This 21-credit certificate program is offered completely online. Enroll today and begin your journey to one of these career opportunities:

  • Death Investigator
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Medicolegal Investigator
  • Advocate
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Forensic Nurse Hospital Based Expert
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Forensic Mental Health Consultant

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Graduate Nursing Student Handbook (PDF)

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Take a Look Inside the Courses

Nursing Labs

See what our students are doing in the simulation lab from transferring patients, general patient care, assessing the patients musculoskeletal system, post operative care to code blue scenarios. 
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