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Healthcare is one of Massachusetts' largest employers, accounting for over 400,000 jobs, and Nursing is the single largest 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 provide 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 free information 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
Online

There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!

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

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Visit www.simmons.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Boston
  • Boston
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Lincoln Tech
Campus

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Visit www.lincolntech.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Brockton
  • Brockton
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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Visit www.kaplan.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
Online

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Visit www.gwu.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Washington
  • Washington
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Southern New Hampshire University
Online

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Rutgers University
Online

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick
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