Online Nurse Practitioner Master of Science

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Application Deadlines
Spring term: Dec 1
Summer term: Apr 1
Fall term: Aug 1


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 Primary Care Adult-Gerontology, Psychiatric Mental Health, and Family Nursing. Upon completion of the programs, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.

Nurse Practitioner Online MS Concentrations

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner working with mother and daughter in hospital setting

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. Learn more.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

Adult gerontology NP working with older male patient in hospital setting

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners focus on the aging process. While they account for approximately 3% of the current practitioner workforce, they are in demand as the number of older people dramatically increases to 95 million by 2060. Learn more.

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Psychiatric Mental Health NP working with woman

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. Learn more.

Admissions Requirements

  • Reside in a state we accept applications from
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • 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 undergraduate clinical courses
  • Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing
  • Current RN licensure
  • At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience with direct patient care
  • 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.