Online Master of Science in Nursing

More than 325,000 licensed NPs in the United States are seeing over 1 billion patients annually. As the physician shortage continues, nurse practitioners are filling a vital role in delivering health services across specialties. As a result, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts a 45% growth rate for nurse practitioners, from 2020 to 2030, equating to 121,400 new nurse practitioner roles.

Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing has a long and established history of successful nursing education. Our online MS in Nursing programs focus on fostering scientific inquiry and preparing experienced registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses, leaders, nurse scientists, educators, advocates and clinicians. Additionally, our program seeks to educate healthcare providers to be equitable and culturally competent health care providers.

Offering three highly-desired MS in Nursing concentrations:

At the Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing, our online Master of Science in Nursing program offers three in-demand concentration options: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Nurse speaking with family

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) make up 89% of all practicing nurse practitioners. FNPs handle the everyday and preventative health services for a growing percentage of the population in a variety of settings.

View MS in Nursing FNP program

Nurse helping patient

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) focus on the aging process and its effect on patients’ health. Currently, AGNPs account for approximately 3% of practicing NPs, but play a critical role in healthcare as the elderly population is predicted to nearly double to 95 million people by 2060.

View MS in Nursing AGPCNP program

Nurse helping elderly patient

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) care for patients of all ages facing either behavioral or mental health issues. PMHNPs are in tremendous demand due to a continuing shortage of mental health service providers and an exacerbated mental health system. It is estimated that nearly 6,600 are needed to fill open positions.

View MS in Nursing PMHNP program

Online MS in Nursing Admissions

  • Students, including prospective students, should review state licensure requirements for licensure as a nurse prior to applying to or enrolling in any of the Northeastern programs. Completion of a Northeastern program does not guarantee eligibility for state licensure or receipt of a license.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of B or better, is required in all undergraduate clinical courses
  • Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited U.S. program (a baccalaureate degree in another field will be considered at the discretion of the program director.)
  • Current RN license
  • At least one year of active, full-time nursing experience. Attention will be given to former nursing positions that required an elevated level of independence. Experience in caring for pediatric as well as adult populations is encouraged
  • Letter of intent to study
  • Official transcript from a baccalaureate program, if applicable

*Some concentrations require specific nursing experience, please see admissions requirements on concentration specific pages.