Online Nurse Practitioner
MS Concentrations


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At Northeastern, we focus on 21st-century problem-solving and build academic programs that align with the careers and challenges of the future. Our hybrid online Nurse Practitioner Master of Science concentrations, empower you to apply evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, and ethical healthcare practices to a variety of patients in different care settings.

We offer three highly sought after nurse practitioner concentrations in Psychiatric Mental Health, Neonatal Primary Care, and Family Nursing. 

Upon completion of the programs, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.

Tuition and Fees

$1,000 per credit
(Tuition Rate and Fees)

Students admitted to an online program will take all courses online at the discounted rate. Students admitted to the Boston campus program may also have access to the online discounted rate for core courses at the discretion of the program director and when room is available in the online section.


Nurse Practitioner Online MS Concentrations

Family nurse practitioner speaking with woman and her child

Family Nurse Practitioner

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

Psychiatric nurse speaking with female patient

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners care for patients of all ages facing either behavioral or mental health issues. They are in tremendous demand due to the shortage of mental health service providers.

Two nurses tracking vitals of baby in an incubator

Neonatal Primary Care NP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners make independent decisions in level 2 and level 3 NICUs, drawing on their experience and diagnostic abilities to affect lives every day.

Admissions Requirements

Reside in a state we accept applications from. 
Please see right-hand column.

Application and application fee

Two letters of recommendation (academic and professional) submitted through NursingCAS


Personal goal statement

Transcripts from all institutions attended

Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited USA program

Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of ‘B’ or better, is required in all nursing courses

Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing within the last 5 years

Current RN licensure

At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience with direct patient care (may vary per concentration)

TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English

Northeastern is currently able to accept applications from applicants living in the following states: 

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

We will be expanding this list to include more states soon, so if you do not see your state on this list right now, please check back in the near future.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern will partner with students to identify clinical placements within 100 miles of their home. The online students will be responsible for identifying and proposing a clinical preceptor for review and approval by their program director.

We’ll work to ensure clinical affiliations are in place but require 6 months to expedite contracts.

Students will be expected to travel to the Boston campus for two 2-3 day clinical intensives over weekends. Students will be responsible for cost of travel, room and board for the on-campus intensives.


Online students will be responsible for identifying and proposing their own clinical preceptor