Hi, I am currently going through the application process for direct entry NP programs. I have been accepted to BC, Simmons, and UMASS Worcester. I decided against the first two as they do not have an acute care specialty. I am still waiting to hear from Northeastern and MGH. Does anyone have any opinions on UMASS versus Northeastern? I live closer to Northeaster,, however I prefer the program at UMASS, at least on paper....its cheaper as well. Does anyone know about the reputation of these schools in nursing in general? Thanks!