Advanced Nursing Degrees at Northeastern


Last week on the blog, we shared information about Northeastern’s Direct Entry Nursing Program, which allows students to earn a BSN and an advanced nursing degree in a short period of time.

This week, let’s talk about your options for a master’s degree in nursing at Northeastern in Boston, including Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration/Leadership and Policy, among others.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

According to the March of Dimes, about 10 to 15 percent of babies born annually in the U.S. spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The NNP program at Northeastern focuses on:

  • advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice
  • diagnostic abilities and reasoning
  • improving care for high-risk neonates in the delivery room and beyond

Graduates of the NNP program are prepared for the challenges of working in Level 2 and Level 3 NICUs. Eligible candidates will have two years of NICU experience, a BSN from a regionally accredited school and an active, unrestricted R.N. license.

Full-time and part-time tracks for completing the program are available.

Nursing Administration/Leadership and Policy

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released a report called The Future of Nursing highlighting the profession’s ability to “effect wide-reaching changes in the healthcare system.” Our master’s degree in Nursing Administration/Leadership and Policy gives you an inside look at how healthcare facilities operate so you can play an important role in those changes.

Your coursework will cover the business side of health care, including case management, informatics, finance and marketing, in addition to research applications, health policy and law. In your last year, you’ll undertake a semester-long practicum where you’ll engage with industry decision makers involved with daily operations and long-term planning in areas like budgeting, staffing and quality assurance. You’ll also have a chance to apply what you learn through online simulations and critical-thinking projects.

Graduates of the program are prepared for careers such as nurse educator, nurse administrator, case manager, nurse researcher and nurse policy analyst.

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