About Northeastern University

Located in Boston and founded in 1898, Northeastern is a private, nonprofit university that offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Home to more than 35 specialized research and education centers, we are a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research that responds to global and societal needs.

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“To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.” – Northeastern’s mission

Northeastern is in the top 20 colleges for nursing in the country, and is the No. 2 college for nursing in Massachusetts, according to Niche.com.

Our graduates excel at critical thinking, decision making and leadership – all necessary skills for advancing the nursing profession. Northeastern has more than 203,000 alumni worldwide, with 22 alumni chapters in the United States and six chapters internationally.

Our students have a strong knowledge base, are self-directed and have ample opportunities to learn and work at the very best healthcare institutions.

To learn more about Northeastern’s accelerated nursing programs, request information today. Call 866.892.3819.

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  1. Educational Background:

    Bachelor's Degree

    Master's Degree

    Associate's Degree

    60+ College Credits

    35-59 College Credits

    0-34 College Credits


    RNs with ADN/BSN/MSN

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Northeastern is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our nursing programs are accredited are accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Why Choose Northeastern?

Founded in 1898, we are a global, experiential research university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs through nine colleges and schools as well as select advanced degrees in Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto.

Why northeastern for nursing

Experiential Learning

Our experiential learning approach enables students to put ideas into action and grow as innovative problem solvers through work, research, international study and service. 


Our faculty pursues use-inspired, interdisciplinary research with a focus on discovering solutions to global challenges in health, security and sustainability. 


Our more than 1,200 full-time faculty members are leading educators and scholars who forge research and educational partnerships across the campus and around the world.

Global Engagement

Grounded in global engagement, our learning and research platforms impact every continent. Overall, we are committed to an education that engages with the world to solve problems and lead change. Our distinctive approach, which is founded in cooperative education, creates an academic culture that infuses both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Notable University Stats:

  • 182 patent applications filed by faculty and students in 2014-2015
  • More than 120 online and on-campus advanced degree programs
  • More than 3,100 businesses and nonprofits serving as co-op and research partners
  • More than 225,000 alumni making a difference around the world
  • U.S. News ranked us among the top 50 national universities for 3 consecutive years

To find out more about becoming a Northeastern-educated nurse, request information today.