Today marks the first day of National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the 3.1 million nurses who dedicate their lives to improving patients’ health and advancing the nursing profession.
It’s been a little over a year since we launched our Direct Entry-Hybrid nursing school in Boston, so we think it’s a great time to highlight key benefits of our program and how it can help you achieve your goals for a nursing career.
1. One admissions process, two nursing degrees. Our Direct Entry-Hybrid program is designed for college graduates to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a short period of time within the same program. This allows for a seamless transition from your BSN coursework to master’s degree preparation and eliminates having to reapply to the university. What could be better?
2. Work as a nurse while completing your master’s degree. In some advanced-degree nursing programs, the sole degree conferred is at the master’s level, even if the academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in nursing are also built into the program. With Direct Entry-Hybrid, you earn a BSN after 16 months in the program full time, which allows you to work as an RN while you complete the master’s degree component (full-time and part-time tracks available).
3. Take classes and gain clinical experience at the same time. Northeastern follows a concurrent clinical model for nursing education, combining online classes, lab simulations at our main campus and onsite instruction at hospitals and healthcare facilities in and around Boston. Participating in clinical rotations while completing your didactic coursework puts your lecture-based learning into a real-world context. Our students enjoy putting their knowledge to practical use in real time instead of waiting two or three semesters to enter the hospital.
Want to learn more about Northeastern’s Direct Entry-Hybrid nursing school? Come to an evening open house on Thursday, May 16 to learn more about the program and see if it’s right for you.