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Boston, Massachusetts RN Programs

RN Programs in Boston, Massachusetts

In Boston, one can become a registered nurse with either an associate's or a bachelor's degree. He or she can complete a degree either online or on campus from an approved program, though clinical experience is also necessary.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

An ADN typically takes two years of full-time study to complete. The advantages of this type of degree program are that it is earned in a short amount of time and it can be less costly than a baccalaureate program.

Earning a BSN takes an average of four years of full-time study. Graduates of these programs are in high demand, and are often more qualified for promotions than are ADN-educated nurses. Those who earn a BSN may have the potential for higher salaries than those with a lesser degree.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Boston RN programs are located both on campuses and online. A traditional classroom-based program is beneficial for those who enjoy interacting with other students and face-to-face with professors. These programs also provide structure. Online RN programs are great for those who need a more flexible class schedule.

Once one has completed the RN program of his or her choice, he or she must then pass the NCLEX-RN and apply for licensure in the state in which he or she intends to practice.

Featured Accredited On-Campus RN Schools

RN programs currently available in Boston, MA.
Popular Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
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Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Technical Institute. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Featured Accredited Online RN Schools

Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
Popular Programs:
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Popular Programs:
  • LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
Popular Programs:
  • BS - Nursing
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Popular Programs:
  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
Take your career to new heights with Colorado Tech ! Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students achieve success in business, management and technology careers. Learn more today.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Popular Programs:
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to BSN Online Option
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
Popular Programs:
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Popular Programs:
  • LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
Popular Programs:
  • BS - Nursing
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Popular Programs:
  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
Take your career to new heights with Colorado Tech ! Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students achieve success in business, management and technology careers. Learn more today.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Popular Programs:
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to BSN Online Option
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Boston RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Boston?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Massachusetts. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Massachusetts. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Massachusetts.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue
Charlestown, Massachusetts
2129
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Charlestown, Massachusetts
2129
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts
2114
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts
2115
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts
2115
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts
2125
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
2120
Lawrence Memorial / Regis College Nursing Program
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts
2155
Laboure College
2120 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
2124
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
2467
Quincy College
24 Saville Avenue
Quincy, Massachusetts
2169
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, Massachusetts
2186
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, Massachusetts
1970
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, Massachusetts
2493
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, Massachusetts
1923
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, Massachusetts
1915
Brockton Hospital
680 Center St.
Brockton, Massachusetts
2302
Massasoit Community College
One Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, Massachusetts
2302
Massachusetts Bay Community College
19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts
1702
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, Massachusetts
1852