RN Programs in Massachusetts
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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- Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
- M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
- M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
- 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.
- Prescott Valley
- Prescott Valley
100% Online & No Standardized Testing
- Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
- Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
- BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.
Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale
Ohio University has offered distance learning educational opportunities for more than 100 years.
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- RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science) - Online
- MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online
- Dual Degree: MSN-MBA (MSN-MBA) - Online