Nurse administrators assume leadership roles in managing and coordinating the delivery of nursing and health services across multiple settings and specialty areas, including nurse-managed businesses and clinics.
School of Nursing
Northeastern’s School of Nursing offers Master’s, Ph.D. and D.N.P. degree programs to accommodate a range of backgrounds and academic and professional goals.
As a student in the Bouve College of Health Sciences, you will be led by senior faculty and leaders in the industry. Northeastern’s affiliation with over 100 institutions enables you to select the best fit for your clinical rotations. Our programs are nationally recognized, including our Nurse Anesthesia program, which ranks in the US News and World Report’s top ten.
Explore our website for details on each of our programs, and join the nursing field’s finest, by joining us at Northeastern.
Direct Entry Nursing (MS)
Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA; MS)
Nursing Administration (MS)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (MS)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as clinical experts, managers, educators and consultants. The program provides advanced study with a major focus on clinical experience and culminates with the Master of Science degree in Nursing. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study and a BSN/MS in Nursing is available for qualified nurses. Nurses who possess an MS degree in Nursing are eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in this specialization.
Neonatal critical care is a growing field, and Bouve is at the forefront of providing experienced nurses with the knowledge, competence, and skill to be in demand across the country. Ten years ago, if a newborn in Boston needed critical care, there would have been only two neonatal nurse practitioners who could help. Today there are well over fifty, and the faculty at Northeastern's School of Nursing educated many of them.
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) administer 65 percent of the twenty-seven million anesthetics each year in the United States. A master's degree from Northeastern will prepare you to join this much-needed and high-paying nursing specialty. Bouves highly regarded program received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to increase its size and diversity. As a result, more than half of our students receive stipends, grants, and tuition assistance.
Nurse practitioners provide primary care across the life span through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral. These health care services are provided in a variety of settings including neighborhood centers, private practices, school-based clinics, and in the home. Our Primary Care Nursing specialization has three tracks that prepare pediatric, adult/older adult, and family nurse practitioners to provide quality health care across the age continuum. In addition to the traditional Primary Care Nursing program, we offer a Certified Nurse Practitioner's Master's Completion Program, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in all three tracks of primary care specialization. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
Psychiatric Nurse Specialists provide psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential programs and private practice settings. Northeastern University's Psychiatric Mental Health Program focuses on psychiatric nursing care for adults, children and adolescents and families in the Community. We offer several options for graduate degree programs in adult or child and adolescent sub-specialties: Masters students prepare to become Clinical Specialists in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
Students with master's preparation in other nursing specialties may earn a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in either adult or child/adolescent sub-specialty.
The Dual Nurse Practitioner program builds on the knowledge and practice bases of psychiatric mental health nursing while providing opportunities to incorporate the knowledge and skills of the primary care nurse practitioner. Both the master's and the CAGS programs can be completed in a flexible full or part-time course of study. Upon completion of their studies, students will be prepared to sit for the appropriate certification exams in their specialties. We offer an on site adult health clinical specialist program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more about the MGH program.