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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
Critical Care Nursing - Master's degree
Critical Care Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Post-master's certificate
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Master's degree
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Public Health/Community Nursing - Master's degree
Public Health/Community Nursing - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The Nursing undergraduate program provides the knowledge, skills, and professional values you will need for successful practice as a nurse in the new century. It is offered on a full-time basis only and typically takes five years to complete, which includes cooperative education experiences working in clinical settings such as outstanding Boston-area hospitals.
The undergraduate nursing curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and professional values you will need for successful practice as a nurse in the new century. The curriculum draws on basic and behavioral sciences, the arts and humanities, and the art and science of nursing to help you understand the complexities of health and illness across the life span.
Your introduction to nursing courses begins in your sophomore year. The skills and procedures you learn in the nursing courses prepare you for the clinical courses to come. You will build confidence as you put your nursing skills into practice caring for patients during academic and co-op experiences.
MSN Program Details
Whether in a planned procedure or an emergency, a small local hospital or a regional center, a rural or urban setting, and throughout the life cycle, the nurse anesthetist is a critical member of the health care team. In fact, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) administer more than thirty million anesthetics each year in the United States.
Northeastern's Nurse Anesthesia program is housed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which encourages interdisciplinary collaboration with other health care disciplines. This high level of integration is part of what has made us one of the highest nationally ranked programs in the North East in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.
Northeastern offers a traditional MS, an accelerated MS for certified CRNA's, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and participation in the US Army Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia.
Students graduate in May each year and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists, administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
The Bouvé program received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to increase its size and diversity. As a result, many of our students receive stipends, grants, and tuition assistance.
Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the maximum allowable ten years.
The curriculum of the nurse anesthesia program is divided into four components: core nursing courses, core clinical courses, nurse anesthesia specialty didactic courses, and nurse anesthesia specialty clinical courses. You will take the core nursing courses together with nursing graduate students in all six of the Bouvé nursing concentrations. This learning environment allows all students to gain an appreciation of each of the specialties' contributions to advanced nursing knowledge and practice. The nurse anesthesia program includes:
4 core nursing courses
3 core nursing clinical courses
7 nurse anesthesia specialty didactic courses
6 nurse anesthesia specialty clinical courses
It takes thirty-two months of full-time study to garner the fifty-four semester hour credits required for the master of science degree in nursing, with the nurse anesthesia specialization. Students graduate in May each year and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists, administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
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 not earn another bachelor's degree.
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.
Sixteen months of nursing-specific classes (including practica) 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 cooperative experience, and then continue in the graduate program in nursing in a specialty of your choosing. You earn credit for the cooperative experience, allowing you to retain your student status for loan and insurance purposes
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP is a new practice-oriented doctoral degree designed to prepare advanced practice nurses at the highest level. This change was driven by evolving nursing roles in an increasing complex health care system, new scientific knowledge and ongoing concerns about the quality and outcomes of patient care. Keeping pace with the demands of today's changing health care environment requires clinical experts who have the knowledge and skills to be effective and practical change agents. Graduates of DNP programs across the country are assuming clinical and leadership positions as advanced practice nurses in a variety or roles, including faculty, nurse executives and community leaders.
The Northeastern University DNP program includes advance coursework in leadership, research translation, population health, informatics and health policy. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders with a greater breadth of expertise so they can collaborate more effectively as partners with other health care professionals and provide leadership to enhance quality and safety. The DNP program curriculum is delivered on-line.
If you are a registered nurse, you may enter the DNP program after completing a master' degree in nursing or a related field.