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A student looking into nursing education must first decide on a nursing career path that suits his or her interests. In Massachusetts, nursing programs of different certification levels for different roles are offered at a wide variety of schools, including community colleges and hospital-based schools.

Nursing assistant
At the most junior level, becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) typically requires completion of a brief certification program that can last from six weeks to several months. Massachusetts is home to over 40,000 CNAs. These nursing assistants typically deal with day-to-day caregiving supervised by a licensed practical nurse. Students in Massachusetts who are interested in becoming a CNA can look into community colleges as well as healthcare training schools such as Medical Professional Institute.

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Licensed practical nurse
Massachusetts has over 25 accredited licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs. Aspiring LPNs can look forward to a median annual wage of $53,140 in the state, with some LPN roles earning as high as $60,000. LPN certificate programs typically require 12-18 months to complete, and candidates must also pass a national examination before obtaining a license that must be renewed every year.

Registered nurse
As the largest component of the nursing workforce, the registered nurse (RN) is the nursing role with which most of us are familiar. Massachusetts’ educational institutions offer a large number of options for aspiring RNs, including over 40 degree programs at the associate or baccalaureate level. These programs can be found at schools across the state such as Northeastern University and Springfield Technical Community College. RNs can continue pursuing higher education for advanced practice roles such as nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or nurse anaesthetist.

We’ve compiled below a handy list of all accredited Massachusetts nursing schools and programs, to help aspiring nurses find a springboard for their careers.

Featured Schools

Boston metro area

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Boston College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Bunker Hill Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Curry College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Emmanuel College
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Endicott College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Fifth Year Master of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Global Health Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administrator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Educator
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fisher College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Framingham State University
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Greater Lowell Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Laboure College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lawrence Memorial / Regis College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Massasoit Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
MCPHS University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Medical Professional Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Middlesex Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
North Shore Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Nurse Anesthesia
  • DNP: US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern Essex Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quincy College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Regis College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Roxbury Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Salem State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Simmons University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School Marlborough
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay State College Boston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Canton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Boston College Chestnut Hill
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Brockton
  • Diploma in Nursing
Bunker Hill Community College Boston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Curry College Milton
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Emmanuel College Boston
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Endicott College Beverly
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Fifth Year Master of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Global Health Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administrator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Educator
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fisher College Boston
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Framingham State University Framingham
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Greater Lowell Technical School Tyngsboro
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Laboure College Boston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lawrence Memorial / Regis College Medford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Massasoit Community College Brockton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
MCPHS University Boston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Medical Professional Institute Malden
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Middlesex Community College Bedford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
North Shore Community College Danvers
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern University Boston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Nurse Anesthesia
  • DNP: US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern Essex Community College Haverhill
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quincy College Quincy
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Regis College Weston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Salem State University Salem
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Billerica
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Simmons University Boston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School Franklin
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Springfield

American International College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of Our Lady of the Elms
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Holyoke Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Springfield Technical Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Westfield State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
American International College Springfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Holyoke Community College Holyoke
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Westfield State University Westfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Worcester

Anna Maria College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Becker College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fitchburg State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
MCPHS University - Worcester
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Monty Tech
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quinsigamond Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Worcester State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Anna Maria College Paxton
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy Charlton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Becker College Worcester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Upton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
MCPHS University - Worcester Worcester
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Monty Tech Fitchburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Worcester State University Worcester
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Massachusetts cities

Berkshire Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bristol Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Cape Cod Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Charles H McCann Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Diman Regional Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenfield Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mildred Elley - Pittsfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southeastern Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bristol Community College Fall River
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School Taunton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Charles H McCann Technical School North Adams
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Diman Regional Technical Institute Fall River
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenfield Community College Greenfield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mildred Elley - Pittsfield Pittsfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southeastern Technical Institute South Easton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Bourne
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing