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Massachusetts Nursing Schools
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State Nursing Board: Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

State Nurses Association: Massachusetts Nurses Association

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Are you looking for a career that allows you to stay up-to-date on the latest research, constantly increase your professional standards to keep growing, and learn from the best in your industry? If so, a career in nursing may be right up your alley. With opportunities in licensed practical nursing and registered nursing, this field may have many educational options for you to consider.

Get started by contacting the nursing schools in MA that are listed below. Once you have had a chance to review program details, you should be prepared to choose the best nursing school to meet your needs.

Nursing Education in Massachusetts

As a nursing student in Massachusetts, you get to constantly learn about new nursing techniques and find new ways to make the most of your training. At Massachusetts General Hospital, nurses recently started using storytelling techniques to apply clinical knowledge to their practice and learn from their peers' experience.

When you get started in this field, you can join a thriving community of nursing professionals. Nursing professionals of Massachusetts have been known to speak out on important issues, like a 2015 ICU staffing law, which they said could jeopardize safe staffing requirements in Massachusetts hospitals.

The News Tribune also notes that school nurses are a crucial part of health care in Massachusetts. Registered nurses may be a significant part of children's health care during their time in school, which may present a career opportunity for you if you're interested in working with kids.

Nursing programs in MA aim to provide you with experience in a variety of specialties and work settings. Entry level requirements tend to be fairly similar for LPN, two-year RN programs, and four-year RN programs, although the amount of detail and experience tends to increase with each additional level of study.

Before you can learn about different nursing specialties, you must become well-versed in standard nursing theories and procedures. This may involve taking courses like Health and Physical Assessment, Principles of Nursing Care, and Pharmacology in Nursing. Once you have completed these classes, you can take specialized courses like Nursing Care of Children, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Nursing Research, Nursing Care of Adults, and Community Health Nursing.

Clinical experience is also a significant part of your training. Registered nursing programs in Massachusetts require approximately 500 clinical hours. If you want to become an LPN, you may have to complete fewer hours. If you decide to go for a Bachelor's degree in nursing, your requirements may be higher. Online nursing programs in Massachusetts may help you find local clinical sites.

Numerous organizations and associations in Massachusetts award scholarships to deserving students. Look through local opportunities at the beginning of each year. The Massachusetts Nurses Foundation awards scholarships each year, including the Betsy Prescott Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The American Nurses Association of Massachusetts is a good source of nursing scholarships in this state. If you want to work with the aging population, consider applying for scholarships through the Massachusetts Senior Care Population.

All licensing of nursing professionals in Massachusetts goes through the Board of Registration in Nursing. You must pass a national standardized test appropriate to your level of study and pass a comprehensive background check.

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Outlook for Nursing in Massachusetts

Job growth rates in Massachusetts are promising, which may bode well for you once you complete your education. O*Net predicts a 20 percent increase in LPN jobs through the year 2022. Job openings for registered nurses may increase by 19 percent in the same time frame (O*Net, 2012).

Across the board, nursing salaries in Massachusetts tend to be higher than national averages. Per BLS.gov, the average salary for an LPN is $54,160 per year. Registered nurses in Massachusetts claim a median income of $88,650 per year (BLS, 2015).

The Massachusetts nursing industry needs qualified, dedicated nurses to improve the quality of care offered to residents. If you're ready to take the next step in your education, get started by contacting nursing colleges in Massachusetts from our listings today.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus, Baystate Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital

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MSN Programs from Massachusetts Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Massachusetts.

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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Program Name: Adult Health NP/CNS, Community Health NP/CNS, Family Health NP/CNS, Forensic Nursing CNS, Gerontological NP/CNS, MS/MA in Pastoral Ministry Option, MS/MBA Option, MS/PhD Option, Nurse Anesthesia Specialty, Palliative Care Specialty, Pediatric Health NP/CNS, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP/CNS, Women's Health NP/CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Curry College (Milton, MA)
Program Name: MS in Nursing (CNL)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Elms College (Chicopee, MA)
Program Name: Nursing and Health Services Management, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Emmanuel College (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Education Track, Master of Science in Nursing - Management Track
Endicott College (Beverly, MA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Fitchburg State College (Fitchburg, MA)
Program Name: Forensic Nursing (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Forensic Nursing CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Framingham State College (Framingham, MA)
Program Name: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MCPHS University (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online), MSN with Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), MSN with Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online)
MGH Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Acute Care CNS, Acute Care NP, Adult Primary Care CNS, Adult Primary Care NP, Adult-Gerontology NP, Adult-Women’s Health NP, Family CNS, Family NP, Gerontology CNS, Pediatrics CNS, Pediatrics NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health CNS, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP, Women’s Health CNS, Women’s Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult or Child Psychiatric/Mental Health CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner, MS - Nursing Administration (online), MS/MBA, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (online), Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Anesthesia (US Army Graduate Program), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary and Acute Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Regis College (Weston, MA)
Program Name: Acute/Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership/Business Management, Nursing Leadership/Health Product Regulation, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Salem State College (Salem, MA)
Program Name: Advanced Practice I Rehabilitation Nursing (CNS), Direct Entry-MSN, MSN/MBA, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Simmons School of Social Work (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Adult Primary Care (NP), Family Primary Health Care (NP), MS in Nursing / MS in Environmental Health, MS in Nursing / MS in Maternal and Child Health, Parent Child Primary Health Care (NP or School NP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
UMassOnline (Shrewbury, MA)
Program Name: Graduate Certificate - Nurse Practitioner Post Master (online), Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader (online)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Boston (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Master's Program in Nursing - Acute and Critical Care CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Advanced Practitioner (Adult Health), Community Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health, Community Health CNS
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Program Name: Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Medical School (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Adult Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with Adult/Acute Critical Care or Adult Primary Care, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Worcester State College (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Community Health Nursing (CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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