Hybrid and Accelerated BSN Nursing Programs in Massachussetts

Accelerated BSN Program


Our accredited nursing school in Boston has prepared nurse leaders in practice, education, and research for more than 50 years. Today, through our second-degree ABSN program, we take our proven accredited curriculum to an all-new level so students can graduate in 16 months.

The program leverages your existing bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline so you don’t have to start your college career over from square one. Following a rigorous, full-time format, the program combines online coursework with hands-on learning in clinical and laboratory settings. Plus, you have the complete support of the Northeastern School of Nursing faculty every step of the way.

Upon your completion of the program, you will have the academic knowledge and clinical preparation required to take the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. In fact, our 2015 BSN graduates have a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 91%.

How the Accelerated BSN Program Works

Our full-time ABSN program in Massachusetts follows a rigorous, 16-month curriculum consisting of online coursework, hands-on learning, and clinical experiences.

  • Online coursework completed via an interactive e-Learning platform.
  • Hands-on learning and testing takes place the dedicated program site in Burlington.
  • Nursing simulation labs are held on campus at the Behrakis Health Sciences Center.
  • Clinical rotations take place at top healthcare facilities in the Boston area.

Due to its intense format, we advise our ABSN students to view the program as a full-time job. It’s also important that students stay highly motivated during their 16 months in the program as well as utilize the various support resources that are available to them.

Download your free guide that tells you what to expect as a Northeastern University ABSN student.


4 Tips to Navigating the ABSN Program

While our accelerated nursing program is challenging, once you graduate and transition into the workforce as sought-after nurse, you will look back on the experience with pride.

  1. Get to know your professors and their expectations of you early on.
  2. Stay on top of your work by preparing for your studies a week in advance.
  3. Form small study groups and lean on fellow students for support.
  4. Make time for leisure activities but keep to a regular study routine.

Due to the fast-paced nature of our ABSN program, the students who tend to be the most successful in this kind of learning environment are dedicated, eager to learn and highly organized.

Contact us today to take the first step toward a successful nursing career.

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