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School of Nursing

BSN/MS Nursing Program

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If you are a diploma- or associate-degree registered nurse, this program offers a pathway to earning a joint degree which combines the baccalaureate and master degrees in two years on a full-time basis or up to five years on a part-time basis.

We offer BSN/MS in the following areas:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Adult Gerontolgy Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute and Primary Care
  • Adult Gerontolgy Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health

Read the admissions requirements.


The curriculum encompasses graduate courses in one of the areas of specialization, the core and foundation courses, and specified courses that address topics such as pathophysiology, cultural diversity, nursing informatics, and public health nursing. The program consists of 67 to 86 semester hours, depending on specialization. This includes course work and clinical practice.

At the conclusion of the program, a BSN/MS degree is awarded.

For specific curricula, see individual specialization.

Experiential Learning

Because of Northeastern's long experience and superb reputation in practice-oriented education, we are able to draw on a large array of affiliations, alumni, and professional connections to help place you in a health care setting that will enable you to reach your professional goals in whatever area of specialization you choose.

Practicum opportunities are available across all sectors of the health care system, including private, public, and nonprofit institutions and community programs. Some include:

  • Partner's Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Care Group
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Neighborhood Health Centers in Boston & Cambridge
  • Long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers
  • Children's Hospital
  • Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
  • Cambridge Hospital
  • Cambridge School System
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Statewide Community Mental Health Programs

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Pam Burke, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP, FSAHM, FAAN, Interim Dean
102 Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.3649
Fax: 617-373-8675

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