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Healthcare is one of Massachusetts' major employers, accounting for over 400,000 jobs, and Nursing is an important discipline within the healthcare sector.Although Massachusetts has experienced one of the most severe nursing shortages in its history, it is not immune to current economic conditions. The nursing shortage has eased due to the economy, forcing nurses to postpone retirements, stay in present jobs, and bringing a re-entry to the workforce of nurses who had left the profession. While this makes jobs for new grad nurses temporarily more difficult to find, the long-term nursing shortage is as big as ever. Once the economy starts to improve those nurses who stayed on for economic reasons will leave.Large numbers of baby-boomer nurses will soon begin to reach retirement age, and nursing education capacity is currently insufficient to replace them. State regulations governing nursing education in Massachusetts require that nursing faculty hold at least a master's degree in nursing, but Massachusetts offers a waiver to allow BSN nurses enrolled in a graduate nursing program with an expected graduation date within five years to become clinical and nursing skills laboratory instructors.According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, Massachusetts will experience a 41 percent vacancy rate in nursing positions by the year 2020, requiring more than 36,000 nurses to give adequate patient care.

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $27,048 - $32,999 Licensed Practical Nurse: $40,428 - $48,716
RN Staff Nurse: $63,202- $76,707 Nurse Practitioner: $85,844- $101,185

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Massachusetts

Browseaccredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Massachusetts, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:


This list also contains online schools that accept students from Massachusetts

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Grand Canyon University
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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Liberty University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Ohio Christian University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Mildred Elley
Campus

The mission of Mildred Elley is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Pittsfield
  • Pittsfield
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Online

The Online MSN – FNP Program From Simmons College 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Boston
  • Boston
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Sacred Heart University - Online
Online

Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.

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Queens University of Charlotte
Online

Queens University of Charlotte was founded in 1857 on a devotion to serving students, and has brought that same devotion to its online community with an innovative online learning system, personalized student support, and the same faculty that teach in the campus programs.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Charlotte
  • Charlotte
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Seton Hall University
Online

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.

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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

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  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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California University of Pennsylvania
Online

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  • California
  • California
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