One of the selling points of the Northeastern Direct Entry Nursing Program is the ability to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing within the same program. After only 16 months, Northeastern nursing students obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which qualifies them to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and earn their nursing license. The next step is to complete courses towards an advanced degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Students choose between two different master’s degree programs: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Administration/Leadership/Health Policy.
Some students enter the program with a clear decision on which degree they will choose, but others need a little guidance. If you’re a current student who’s unsure which nursing path is right for you, or if you are considering the Direct Entry Nursing Program, answer the questions on the this flowchart to see which direction is the best way for you.