Northeastern University Direct Entry Nursing (MS) - Online Option

  1. Hello Everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their experience with the NEU direct entry online MS program. Do you feel that you were adequately prepared for the NCLEX exam with this program?
    Also, what is considered to be competitive as far as admission statistics (GPA, healthcare experience etc).
    Does anyone know if there is on campus housing options available for graduate students?
    I would really appreciated feedback, thank you in advance!
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  3. by   Dstewart1017
    Bumping this!

    Looking to know more about what people think too!
  4. by   rn2b 2012
    I'm pretty sure you would be looking at off campus housing, which in boston would be like $1100-1200 for 1 bdrm [mission hill is closest neighborhood] bet would be to craigslist and get a room [~$600-$800] or talk to someone in the program. From what I hear you need at least a 3.0 and mostly A's in your prerequisites as most students have who are getting in...I'm hoping I get in I'm still working on prerequisites!
  5. by   hellosun
    Hi there, I haven't started the program yet so I can't share my experience with you but I have just been accepted and will be starting this May. I have just less than ten hours shadowing about 4 different RNs and have been working in an animal hospital for a couple of years now (thought I wanted to be a vet). My GPA is about 3.54 and my pre-req GPA is about a 3.8 (I'm honestly not sure what it is). They don't have housing for upperclassmen but honestly I wouldn't get an apartment in Boston since you will only need to go there 2-3 times a week. You're better off living in a surrounding town or near Burlington and if you don't have a car, somewhere with reliable transportation to get into the city (I'm thinking orange line). But living in Boston is SO not worth it!

    Also, I'd meet with an admissions adviser about the program before applying. I think it really helped my chances of getting in just to talk to the adviser and show her how passionate I was about the program and it was nice to just learn more about it from a human instead of the internet =). Good luck!!
  6. by   jaaames
    Hi, I just recently was accepted, so cant shed any light on how the program is, but i can tell you about the admissions. When i first spoke with the admissions advisor she let me know my overall GPA was on the low side, and was not typical of those usually admitted. However, she still encouraged me to apply, so I did, not thinking I would get in. I was a bio and chem undergrad and most of my science classes, including the prereqs were A's, (i did poorly in general ed classes LOL) i was a scribe at an emergency room for one year. I think thats what got me in. Probably also helps to have some great letters of rec too. But moral of the story is dont get discouraged might as well apply and see what happens!
  7. by   jaaames
    Hi HelloSun , i just got accepted into the program too! Are you from the Boston area?
  8. by   Dstewart1017
    I'm hoping to get in! I was contacted by admission asking me if I wanted to apply and we talked a little over the phone about the program...she said I should probably find out this week I hope I get in!
  9. by   BrittanyNicole90
    Hi jaaames, congrats on your acceptance! Were you admitted to the summer or fall start? I recently applied and still anxiously waiting for a decision. How long from your interview until your heard back with their decision? Thanks!
  10. by   pens5400
    Thank you for the feedback. I have a chat with an admission representative today. I am really looking forward to learning more about the program. Good luck to those of you that applied.
  11. by   hellosun
    Hi jaaames, I am and congratulations! Will you be starting in May or in the fall??
  12. by   jaaames
    Thanks BrittanyNicole90 and Hellosun Ill be starting in May and I never had an interview. Im from California so I have no clue about where to live...any suggestions on safe nice areas?? is burlington nice?
  13. by   jaaames
    Oh and good luck DStewart!
  14. by   hellosun
    I've never really been to residential areas in Burlington but I would say it is pretty safe! There's a pretty big mall and a lot of clinics/office suites and Lahey Clinic is right there as well. We'll probably have a clinical rotation at Lahey at some point so that would be really convenient for you =). I'm not sure about public transportation from Burlington to Boston so you may want to consider that if you don't plan on bringing a car here with you.

    It's so nice to finally find someone else starting in May!