Direct Entry Masters programs in Boston/Mass.

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    Hello!
    I have recently made the decision to go back to school to a direct entry masters programs. I have been continously taking science courses in preparation to get my RN (i hold a bachelors degree in psychology), but have decided a better option might be the direct entry masters.

    Question! Anyone have adivce on which programs exist/are good in massachusetts?

    ANY advice would be appreciated. We are still talking a few years out...thanks so much!:spin:
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    Here's a list of Direct Entry programs in MA:

    - Boston College
    - MGH Institute of Health Professions
    - Simmons College
    - Regis College
    - Northeastern University
    - UMass Worcester/UMass Dartmouth
    - Salem State College*

    *Their website says their MSN program is NOT a Nurse Practitioner program (not sure what that means, but something to be aware of).

    I'd say all of these programs are very good academically and are particularly competitive in terms of admissions. I'll be at MGH starting in the Fall, but I don't have any first-hand information about that particular program other than what I've learned through the info sessions/admissions process. I think the best place to start would be to request info from all of the schools and go over what each program offers. Some differ based on the time required to graduate (i.e. BC awards an MSN in 2 years, most other programs are 3) and what specialites they offer. The pre-requisites will also differ (which can be annoying), so make sure you have all your bases covered there.

    I'd also do some searching through the boards, particularly in the Massachusetts nurses section. There are several threads already active over there with current/future students contributing their thoughts for each program.
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    Quote from juliewoo
    Here's a list of Direct Entry programs in MA:

    - Boston College
    - MGH Institute of Health Professions
    - Simmons College
    - Regis College
    - Northeastern University
    - UMass Worcester/UMass Dartmouth
    - Salem State College*

    *Their website says their MSN program is NOT a Nurse Practitioner program (not sure what that means, but something to be aware of).

    I'd say all of these programs are very good academically and are particularly competitive in terms of admissions. I'll be at MGH starting in the Fall, but I don't have any first-hand information about that particular program other than what I've learned through the info sessions/admissions process. I think the best place to start would be to request info from all of the schools and go over what each program offers. Some differ based on the time required to graduate (i.e. BC awards an MSN in 2 years, most other programs are 3) and what specialites they offer. The pre-requisites will also differ (which can be annoying), so make sure you have all your bases covered there.

    I'd also do some searching through the boards, particularly in the Massachusetts nurses section. There are several threads already active over there with current/future students contributing their thoughts for each program.
    These are all good schools and if you can afford it, I think the Direct Entry is a better option for you - especially if you have a good GPA. Some of them require the GRE and really focus on that score so you really have to do well to make yourself a competitive candidate. Good luck!


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