School of Nursing
Direct Entry Nursing (MS)
Application due 12/1
Northeastern's Direct Entry Nursing program allows you to use the degree and experience that you already have and leverage it into a master's degree in Nursing. You will earn a BSN following completion of the pre-licensure sigment of the program.
Since you will start the Direct Entry Nursing program with a bachelor's degree, you will have taken most of the courses you need to begin a study of health and nursing. Assuming you have met the prerequisites, you will not need to repeat any of your undergraduate course work. You come into the Direct Entry program as a graduate student and are regarded as such, even when you take the undergraduate nursing classes during your first year and a half.
For prerequisites and more detailed information, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Sixteen months of nursing-specific classes (including clinicals) position you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). After passing the NCLEX, you become a registered nurse and practice in the field for six to nine months in a full-time RN position. During this time you will retain your student status for your loan and insurance purposes as enrolled in the Transition to Practice. Then you continue in the graduate program in nursing in a specialty of your choice.
Read the curriculum.
By the time you graduate from Northeastern, you will have worked with a tremendous variety of cases and patients at some of the world's foremost centers for health treatment and research, including:
- Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Medical Center
- Boston Neighborhood Health Centers
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Children's Hospital Boston
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center
- Veterans' Administration Healthcare System
- Visiting Nurse Association of Boston
You can gain exposure to primary care, surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, cardiothoracic care, and more. The clinical are intended to give you a broad overview and show you how to approach patient care from a nursing holistic approach to care.