Husson University offers a distance education option that dramatically reduces the amount of travel necessary to complete our M.S.N. degrees. This option is especially attractive to students who live a significant distance from Husson University. The distance education technique consists of interactive video and on-line learning. These courses are open to both matriculated and non-matriculated students.

Technology Requirements

  • A computer with an operating system of Windows 2000, XP or 2003
  • 10 gigabyte hard drive (with 128 megabyte RAM)
  • 32 bit sound card
  • An internet connection minimum of 56K modem (High speed broadband will make file transfers and downloads much quicker)
  • Internet Explorer -- the latest version can be downloaded from the internet at
  • WinZip 6 compression software available as a free download at
  • Microsoft Word, optional Microsoft PowerPoint or download a free PowerPoint reader which can be obtained at
  • Adobe Acrobat reader will allow you to read portable document files (PDF) and is a free download at
  • A Husson Email account. All of your correspondence and course work will be directed to this account. You will also need it to be able to access the use of the computers while you are on campus in one of the labs.
  • A printer (laser or ink jet)
  • The ability to save and back-up information on your computer or on a removable disk, CD, or thumb drive

If you are interested in completing the Family and Community Nurse Practitioner Program by using distance education technology, please contact:

Name Phone and Email Address
Jeanne Harvey
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Nursing Program
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401