Hybrid and Accelerated BSN Nursing Programs in Massachussetts

Online Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

General Nursing Program FAQs

What are the minimum GPA admission requirements?

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale is required. If you are borderline and/or do not know your cumulative GPA,   a one-on-one assessment of your eligibility will be arranged with an admissions advisor.

What is the cost of the program?

For the most recent information on program costs you may visit the tuition & fees page or your admissions advisor will let you know anticipated total expenditures once they review your transcripts and determine exactly what you need to begin the program during your one-on-one appointment.

If I am a Cambridge Health Alliance employee, are there any financial incentives for the program?

Yes. Due to the unique nursing program arrangement between Cambridge Health Alliance and Northeastern University, Cambridge Health Alliance employees may be eligible for financial incentives. Our admissions advisors would be happy to discuss specifics of the program costs during your first advisement appointment.

Hybrid RN-to-BSN Program FAQ

We hope the following frequently asked questions aid you with your understanding of the RN-to-BSN program. If you have additional questions please call us at 617.373.2200.

When should I apply for the program and how many times a year do new classes start?

You should apply for the program as soon as you have completed all admission requirements. New classes for the RN-to-BSN program will start three times per year in January, May and September. Your admissions advisor will assist you in projecting the best term for application during your one-on-one appointment.

How long will the RN-to-BSN program take?

Course design is optimized to allow licensed registered nurses the opportunity to advance their careers in as few as three semesters (12 months). However, participation in the program can be part-time or full-time, whichever suits your needs. If completing the program on a part-time basis, the length is six semesters (two years).

If I take the program part-time, is there a maximum amount of time for completing the program?

Yes. Once you begin your residency portion of the program, completion of the program is expected within two years (six semesters).

If I am a licensed registered nurse with a diploma nurse background, am I still eligible for the program?

Yes, however additional preparatory courses may be required. Please contact our admissions department and a one-on-one personal advisement session can be arranged for you.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program FAQ

We hope the following frequently asked questions aid you with your understanding of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program. If you have additional questions please call us at 866.892.3819.

When should I apply for the program and how many times a year do new classes start?

You should apply for the program as soon as you have completed all admission requirements. New classes for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program start in September and January. Your admissions advisor will assist you in developing a plan and assessing the most appropriate term for you to apply.

I already have NICU experience, so how long will the NNP program take?

A minimum of two years of NICU experience is required for the program along with a regionally accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Course design is optimized so that students can complete the curriculum in 12 months if full-time or two years if part time and result in the ability to sit for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exam through the National Certification Corporation.

MS Nursing Leadership Program FAQ

We hope the following frequently asked questions aid you with your understanding of the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Informatics (MS) program. If you have additional questions please call us at 866.892.3819.

When should I apply for the program and how many times a year do new classes start?

You should apply for the program as soon as you have completed all admission requirements. New classes for the MS Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Informatics program will start three times per year in January, May and September. Your admissions advisor will work with you to determine the best time for you to apply.

I already have a bachelor’s degree and work as a nurse leader, so how long will the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Informatics program take?

Course design is optimized so that students can complete the curriculum in 12 months (three semesters)  if full-time or two years if part-time.

What practicum experience is required?

The experiential learning required for the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Informatics degree is approximately 360 practicum hours one-on-one with a master’s prepared preceptor in higher-level operations of a healthcare organization. This experience is required to be taken during the last semester.

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