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Earn a Nursing Degree at Northeastern University’s ABSN Boston

You need a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to qualify for our ABSN Boston program.

Earn a BSN Degree in as Few as 16 Months

Are you looking to transition into the nursing profession? If you already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, the Northeastern University online accelerated nursing program near Boston makes it possible to earn a quality second-degree BSN in as few as 16 months.

Northeastern’s ABSN Boston program with hands-on and online components offers three start dates a year — in January, May, and September — meaning you won’t have to wait long to start nursing school. Plus, you’ll get an admissions decision from us within a few weeks of applying.

As a full-time ABSN student at Northeastern, you’ll complete a rigorous blend of online and onsite curriculum over the span of four semesters.

What sets our online ABSN Boston program in Burlington, MA apart? It offers:

  • A continuation of a legacy preparing nurse leaders in practice, education and research.
  • State-of-the-art program site in Burlington, featuring advanced hospital equipment and clinical task trainers.
  • Strong partnerships with Boston-area healthcare employers, providing you networking opportunities with some of the region’s best and brightest during clinical rotations and a solid start to your nursing career.
  • Access to the historic buildings and cultural sites that define the incredible city of Boston, such as Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, and the Old North Church.

While the accelerated path to nursing is challenging, it will prepare you to enter the workforce a confident, practice-ready nurse.

Program Guide

Our free ABSN program guide shares important details for navigating the accelerated path to nursing.

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Northeastern University’s ABSN Boston Student Scholarship

To assist with program costs, Northeastern University’s ABSN Boston program in Burlington offers a scholarship to newly admitted students. Upon admittance, new students automatically receive a $12,000 scholarship, dispersed into $3,000 each semester over four semesters. For more information on this scholarship fund, reach out to the admissions team at Northeastern University ABSN Boston program in Burlington.

ABSN Program Learning Components

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Online Courses

Online courses bring a level of convenience to learning the fundamentals and theories of nursing.

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Nursing Labs

Nursing labs on our site provide a realistic setting for developing hands-on skills and clinical reasoning.

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Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations in facilities across the region provide real-world experience in diverse practice settings.

New Boston ABSN Learning Site

The Boston ABSN learning site is moving to a new location in 2023. This learning site will be fully equipped for our accelerated nursing students, featuring a state-of-the-art onsite simulation facility, which will mean our ABSN students will no longer need to travel to the main Boston campus for simulation labs. The sim center also has a control room where faculty can observe, record, and direct student activity as they complete simulations.

Additionally, the new space has an expanded skills lab including 10 beds, and students will also benefit from a home care room set up for additional skills education.

Finally, students can enjoy multiple study and testing rooms plus a larger student lounge space for onsite studying and social gatherings.