Direct Entry Nursing (MS) Hybrid

School of Nursing

The Direct Entry-Hybrid program is a unique blend of undergraduate and graduate coursework to prime students to begin a master’s-prepared nursing career.


Contact Info
Paulette Thabault

Paulette Thabault, DNP, APRN, JD, FAANP
Northeastern Nursing
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director
5 Burlington Woods
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 1.888.206.6004


Northeastern’s new Direct Entry Hybrid Nursing Program allows you to use the degree and experience that you already have and leverage it into a BSN and master’s degree in nursing in a compressed period of time.

For students who already possess a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing, the Hybrid Direct Entry Nursing program offers the opportunity to become a masters-prepared nurse.

Sixteen months of nursing-specific courses prepare students to sit for the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). A total of 64 credit hours are required to complete the BSN portion of the program. This segment is followed by advanced courses in a specialty track and MS degree.

Student Lab

Designed to Fit Your Schedule

The Hybrid Direct Entry program utilizes an online/hybrid learning format. The interactive learning methodology aids learning, increases comprehension, and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week—comprehensive and convenient.

Subject-specific, custom designed learning activities are integrated into the online learning environment to support clinical practice. These activities allow students to learn, practice and demonstrate comprehension in the comfort of their own home, any time of the day.

Experiential Learning

The program uses a concurrent clinical model. The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has an extensive network of clinical affiliations at health centers, major teaching hospitals, and community hospitals.

You will gain exposure to primary care, surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, cardiothoracic care, and more. This is intended to give you a broad overview and show you how to approach patient care from a health perspective.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional references, one of which must be from an academic reference
  • Goal Statement regarding interest in nursing and future plans
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for all applicants who do not hold undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. #3629 college code. The required iBT TOEFL score is 100
  • Completion of the below prerequisites with a minimum grade of B or higher completed as a semester course at an accredited college or university (including community colleges). Science prerequisites (microbiology, anatomy, physiology and chemistry) must have been completed within the last 10 years

For more information about the program, call 888.206.6004 or click the learn button to visit the program-specific website.