Massachusetts General Hospital
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Boston, Massachusetts 02114
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DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
BSN Program Details
This direct-entry accelerated program is designed for individuals who have a college degree but no nursing experience. The program:
-Includes a 14-month, innovative curriculum leading to RN licensure
-Is an intensive, full-time program beginning each year in January and May
-Incorporates substantial clinical experience especially designed for this group of students
This program provides you with the knowledge and skill preparation that employers increasingly prefer for nurses who provide direct patient care.
RN to MSN Program Details
This program is designed for licensed, registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses (APN) – either nurse practitioner (NP) or clinical nurse specialist (CNS) – in a specialty field.
The intensive, flexible program:
A. Includes an innovative curriculum, the program length depending on the:
Degree you hold upon enrollment
Specialty you choose
Option of full or part-time study
B. Is open to RNs with any of these qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor’s degree in a field other than Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing
Accelerated MSN Program Details
This direct-entry program is designed for individuals who have a college degree but no nursing experience. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, you will be in a position to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. The program:
-Includes a three-year, innovative curriculum leading to RN licensure and advanced practice nurse (APN) board certification in your chosen specialty
-Is an intensive program beginning each year in September
-Starts full-time for the first three semesters of generalist nursing coursework; then you can complete your advanced practice study on either a full- or part-time basis
You will complete your degree in six semesters going full-time for the entire program; and in eight semesters going part-time for your advanced practice courses.
At the successful completion of this program you will be granted both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science, Nursing.
This course of study will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to begin a career in health care as a nurse practitioner and/or a clinical nurse specialist – a competent, highly skilled, reflective nurse leader in an advanced practice specialty.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
This Doctor of Nursing Practice (RN to DNP) program is designed for licensed, registered nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This program prepares you for leadership roles in the increasingly complex management of health care delivery.
RNs with other bachelor's degrees, associate degrees in nursing, or nursing diplomas, as well as nurse educators who are not advanced practice nurses, are welcome to apply to this program as well. Your curriculum may include additional coursework.
The flexible, rigorous program:
Prepares RNs to take national certification exams for advanced practice nurses in your chosen field of specialization, see below
Allows full or part-time study, a mix of online and classroom instruction, and course schedules designed to accommodate busy professionals
Includes an intensive, semester-long clinical residency in your chosen specialty, culminating in an applied-practice capstone project
Advanced practice electives offer you concentrations in:
Advanced clinical practice
The RN to DNP program can be completed in eight semesters/four years, depending on your previous educational preparation and the specialty you choose.