Massachusetts RN Programs

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Massachusetts RN Programs

For those interested in a rewarding career in the medical industry, registered nursing might be a great option. While other jobs in the work force have fallen because of a decline in the economy, RNs are still in high demand. Massachusetts RN programs are a great opportunity to earn the education necessary for this career path.

On top of positive job security, RN programs in Massachusetts also allow for great pay opportunities. In addition, there are opportunities to specialize and earn advanced degrees. There are many programs to choose from, so individuals should have no trouble finding the right one.

Becoming an RN in Massachusetts

In order to become licensed as a registered nurse in Massachusetts, one must complete an approved nursing education program and be of good moral character to be considered eligible by the Board to take the NCLEX.

One who is a graduate of a foreign nursing school must submit a CGFNS certificate or report, or some other approved credentials review. If the nursing education program was not in English, the individual must pass a test of English proficiency.

Once the Board has declared eligibility to sit for the NCLEX, and individual must pass the licensure exam.

One who has been licensed previously in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement. He or she must have already passed the NCLEX or SBTPE, and the licensing requirements in the other state or jurisdiction must be at least equivalent to those in Massachusetts.

Renewing an RN Program

RN licenses are valid for a 2 year period, and expire on an individual's birthday in even numbered years. 15 contact hours of continuing education are required during each renewal period.

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The Best RN Schools in Massachusetts

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Massachusetts residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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4545 nursing students recently graduated from Massachusetts nursing schools.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0800
Fax: (617) 973-0984

Massachusetts Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Amherst, MA 01003
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02467
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
University of Massachusetts - Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Brockton Hospital
680 Center St.
Brockton, MA 02302
Massasoit Community College
One Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Charleston, MA 02129
Our Lady of the Elms College
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Caritas Laboure College
2120 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Fitchburg State College
160 Pearl St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Massachusetts Bay Community College
19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
Mt Wachusett Community College
444 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440
Greenfield Community College
One College Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Street
Lawrence, MA 01830
Greenfield Community College
One College Drive
Leeds, MA 01301
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
883 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Lawrence Memorial / regis College Nursing Program
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612
Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Quincy College
24 Saville Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
Salem State College
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
Atlantic Union College
338 Main St.
South Lancaster, MA 01561
American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Springfield Technical Community College
1 Armory Square #1
Springfield, MA 01102
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Becker College
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing
365 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Worcester State College
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

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