Northeastern University and Pearson Partner to Offer Advanced Online Nursing Degrees Rooted in Experiential Learning

Programs Respond to Rapidly Growing Demand

BOSTON, April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences teams up with Person, the world’s largest learning company, to offer a set of advanced nursing degrees online, in highly work-oriented and practice-based formats. The programs connect learners with clinical teaching faculty, peers, and real-world projects through a specially designed anytime/anywhere asynchronous learning blend and two clinical intensives hosted on from the northeast vibrant Boston Campus.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees focus on an advanced nursing practice specialty. In MSN, learners have three focus options:

  • The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track, which advances training for a wide range of mental health services for adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) pathway, to provide primary care services across the lifespan
  • The Adult Primary Gerontology Track (AGPCNP), which prepares learners for advanced practice roles in the care of adults over the age of 18 and geriatric patients in primary and preventive care settings (outpatient and community)

The program meets the requirements for the student to pass the national certification boards as an advanced practice nurse in the chosen specialty area of ​​practice or study.

These advanced nursing programs are affordable and accessible. Students can choose to participate in the program full-time or part-time. Full-time students can complete the program in 24 months.

Northeastern University is known for its experiential learning. Online nursing programs will include simulations, augmented reality (AR), and the ability to pursue projects integrated into the workplace; connected to real initiatives on the ground.

The new MSN program will launch in fall 2022.

“Here at Bouvé, students are prepared for careers of professional excellence and leadership through advanced educational opportunities that set them apart from their peers in the health sciences and health-related fields,” said declared Carmen Sceppa, Dean of Bouvé College. “Master of Science in Nursing courses leverage innovative AR technology and our faculty’s expertise in simulation teaching to replicate real-world situations and challenges that our professional nurses would solve on a daily basis. Clinician-patient connection is essential to our experiential curriculum, and our students have myriad opportunities to apply what they learn to real-world settings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurse practitioners is expected to grow by 45% from 2019 to 2029, among the fastest growing professions. At the same time, the United States could experience a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2034according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

“We are thrilled to partner with Pearson to help address the global nursing shortage,” said Deanna RaineriVice-President and First Vice-Chancellor Northeastern University. “Together, we provide experiential and employment-relevant learning experiences that position graduates for successful, rewarding and vital careers.”

“We are honored to continue our commitment with Northeastern Universityas well as our commitment to learners around the world,” said Kees Bowl, Managing Director, Pearson Online Learning Services. “Our partnership dates back to 2007 and this is the next step in our ongoing efforts to build a comprehensive and deep partnership with Northeast to serve learners through flexible, world-class opportunities to pursue higher education. »

Through this partnership, Pearson will provide comprehensive services online program management (OPM) services including marketing, student recruitment, support and retention, and a 24/7/365 help desk. Pearson worked with Northeastern University over the past 14 years, supporting a multitude of online learning programs ranging from an online MBA program to online master’s programs in tax and finance.

About Pearson

At Pearson, our goal is simple: add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for personal breakthrough. That’s why our more than 20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating dynamic and rewarding learning experiences designed for real impact. We are the global leader in learning, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications and data. For us, learning is not just what we do. It’s who we are. Visit us

On Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeast is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential-based lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach enables our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond discipline, degree, and campus boundaries.

Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; and Vancouver – are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solution-oriented research.

from the northeast a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs—in on-campus, online, and hybrid formats—leading to degrees through doctoral degrees at nine colleges and schools. Of these, we offer more than 140 multidisciplinary majors and degrees designed to prepare students for meaningful lives and careers.

Pearson: Joe Wiggins [email protected]
Northeastern University: Mary Kay Dailey, +1.217.840.2933, [email protected]


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