Nursing Schools in MA – Massachusetts

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The state of Massachusetts, or the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” as it officially known, is centrally located between Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. The state has two major metropolitan areas where most of its residents live. These include the Boston metropolitan area in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s population is located in the Boston metropolitan area.

Massachusetts has a strong and growing economy. With each citizen earning an average of $51,000 a year, Massachusetts has the third highest per capita personal income in the nation. Massachusetts economy is driven by several sectors, including finance, tourism, biotechnology, high technology, higher education and healthcare. It’s also home to 13 fortune 500 companies and was recognized by CNBC’s list of Top States for Business in 2010 as the 5th best state in the nation.

nursing schools in MA

Massachusetts is a good place to work for just about any aspiring professional, but it is a particularly good place launch a career in nursing. There are many thousands of companies in the state that hire nurses. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine shows over 130 hospitals are located in Massachusetts (all of which require nurses) and the state is also home to a variety of other healthcare facilities, medical clinics, nursing care and assisted living centers that hire nurses. In addition, nurses in Massachusetts, on average, earn about $41 an hour. To put this in perspective, nurses in Mississippi earn an average of about $28 an hour. Nurses in Massachusetts earn more than the average nurse employed elsewhere in the United States.

To become a nurse in Massachusetts you’ll need to earn a diploma or degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school. A diploma in nursing will qualify you for nursing positions limited to licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs). Earning an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) qualifies students to work as registered nursing (RN). The qualification that most employers prefer for entry-level positions is the BSN. The BSN also qualifies students to pursue graduate-level nursing programs down the road.

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There are 55 colleges and universities in Massachusetts that offer nursing degree programs of varying degree levels. Explore nursing schools below.


American International College

American International College logo
Location: Springfield, MA
Student Enrollment: 3,377
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College logo
Location: Paxton, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,386
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School logo
Location: Marlborough, MA
Student Enrollment: 50
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Bay State College

Bay State College logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 889
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

Becker College

Becker College logo
Location: Worcester, MA
Student Enrollment: 2,189
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College logo
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,959
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District logo
Location: Upton, MA
Student Enrollment: 49
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Blue Hills Regional Technical School logo
Location: Canton, MA
Student Enrollment: 56
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Boston College

Boston College logo
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Student Enrollment: 14,466
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College logo
Location: Fall River, MA
Student Enrollment: 8,476
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 13,253
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College logo
Location: West Barnstable, MA
Student Enrollment: 3,319
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

Charles H McCann Technical School

Charles H McCann Technical School logo
Location: North Adams, MA
Student Enrollment: 49
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

College of Our Lady of the Elms

College of Our Lady of the Elms logo
Location: Chicopee, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,604
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Curry College

Curry College logo
Location: Milton, MA
Student Enrollment: 2,926
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Diman Regional Technical Institute

Diman Regional Technical Institute logo
Location: Fall River, MA
Student Enrollment: 68
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 2,190
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Endicott College

Endicott College logo
Location: Beverly, MA
Student Enrollment: 4,835
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Fisher College

Fisher College logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 2,030
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University logo
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Student Enrollment: 6,763
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Framingham State University

Framingham State University logo
Location: Framingham, MA
Student Enrollment: 5,977
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Greater Lowell Technical School

Greater Lowell Technical School logo
Location: Tyngsboro, MA
Student Enrollment: 80
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College logo
Location: Greenfield, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,957
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College logo
Location: Holyoke, MA
Student Enrollment: 5,890
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Laboure College

Laboure College logo
Location: Milton, MA
Student Enrollment: 750
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College logo
Location: Wellesley Hills, MA
Student Enrollment: 4,855
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Massasoit Community College

Massasoit Community College logo
Location: Brockton, MA
Student Enrollment: 7,471
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

MCPHS University

MCPHS University logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 7,095
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Medical Professional Institute

Medical Professional Institute logo
Location: Malden, MA
Student Enrollment: 86
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

MGH Institute of Health Professions

MGH Institute of Health Professions logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,167
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College logo
Location: Bedford, MA
Student Enrollment: 8,617
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Monty Tech

Monty Tech logo
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Student Enrollment: 44
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College logo
Location: Gardner, MA
Student Enrollment: 3,961
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College logo
Location: Danvers, MA
Student Enrollment: 6,315
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Northeastern University

Northeastern University logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 20,381
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College logo
Location: Haverhill, MA
Student Enrollment: 5,976
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Quincy College

Quincy College logo
Location: Quincy, MA
Student Enrollment: 5,009
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College logo
Location: Worcester, MA
Student Enrollment: 7,696
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Regis College

Regis College logo
Location: Weston, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,847
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Community College logo
Location: Roxbury Crossing, MA
Student Enrollment: 2,106
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Salem State University

Salem State University logo
Location: Salem, MA
Student Enrollment: 9,001
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing

Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing logo
Location: Billerica, MA
Student Enrollment: 39
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Simmons College

Simmons College logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 6,111
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Southeastern Technical Institute

Southeastern Technical Institute logo
Location: South Easton, MA
Student Enrollment: 130
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District

Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District logo
Location: Charlton, MA
Student Enrollment: 26
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield Technical Community College logo
Location: Springfield, MA
Student Enrollment: 5,622
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School logo
Location: Franklin, MA
Student Enrollment: 58
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester logo
Location: Worcester, MA
Student Enrollment: 1,108
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Master's, Doctorate

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst logo
Location: Amherst, MA
Student Enrollment: 30,037
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Massachusetts-Boston

University of Massachusetts-Boston logo
Location: Boston, MA
Student Enrollment: 16,847
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth logo
Location: North Dartmouth, MA
Student Enrollment: 8,647
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

University of Massachusetts-Lowell logo
Location: Lowell, MA
Student Enrollment: 17,849
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School logo
Location: Bourne, MA
Student Enrollment: 79
Type of School: < 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Westfield State University

Westfield State University logo
Location: Westfield, MA
Student Enrollment: 6,335
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Worcester State University

Worcester State University logo
Location: Worcester, MA
Student Enrollment: 6,471
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's

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