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US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing Ranked #1 for 2011 in the US News & World Report "Best Graduate Nursing Anesthesia Programs"
Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranked One of the Highest in the North East for 2011 in the US News & World Report "Best Graduate Nursing Anesthesia Programs"
School of Nursing Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate our students to provide evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, ethical healthcare that is high quality, safe, and accessible to diverse local, national and global communities. Our programs prepare students to become leaders as nurse clinicians, educators, scholars, and researchers.
This is an exciting time in healthcare and nursing in particular. According to a recent Gallup Poll, the public ranks nursing as the "most ethical" profession. In the newly enacted healthcare legislation passed by Congress, nurses are considered the critical backbone and life force of the delivery system. What does that mean for those considering nursing as a profession? It means that as a nurse you will carry an awesome responsibility-to improve the health outcomes of patients and their families. It also means that you must be among the best prepared of health professionals. Excellent preparation is just what we have to offer, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
As a Northeastern undergraduate nursing student, whether you are in the traditional 4 or 5 year undergraduate program, in the RN to BSN, RN to MSN, or a Direct Entry (second degree, graduate student who needs to complete undergraduate nursing courses), you will be learning from world-class faculty who are practicing in their specialty areas. You will have the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in a wide array of healthcare settings that include Boston's world-renown hospitals and take advantage of premier simulation facilities. You will also learn how to provide care to people in their homes and in the community through placements at the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Care Network, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and many others. Your clinical rotations in hospital and community settings will equip you to pursue employment in any specialization after graduation. The Co-Op experience available to the traditional undergraduate students enriches your education as you are immersed in a clinical setting for six months. You apply for these jobs, are hired as part of the staff. The Co-Op affords you the opportunity to build a resume, a career portfolio, apply and interview for jobs just as you will do after graduation. The Co-Op also lets you apply your classroom knowledge in a living laboratory-the clinical arena.
If you are coming to the School of Nursing to earn a Master's, PhD or DNP, learning also will be guided by our senior faculty, nursing leaders who are expert advanced practice nurses in their respective specialty areas. Our affiliation with over 100 institutions means that you and the faculty can select the best place for your clinical rotations. Our graduate programs like our Nurse Anesthesia program are ranked by US News and World Report in the top in the United States. Other master’s tracks include Nursing Administration, Acute and Primary Care Pediatrics-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Adult, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health or Family Nurse Practitioner, an emphasis on geriatric care can be added, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
You want to change career pathways? We have the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) that facilitates attainment of a specialty track if you already have an advanced nursing degree. You want research? We have excellent nurse researchers who are working in the area of risk reduction to improve patient care and advance nursing knowledge. Explore our website for more details on each of our programs. Come join nursing at its finest-Northeastern! We are a School on the Move. Are you?
Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN