Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner Programs

To become a Nurse Practitioner in Massachusetts, you must possess a current RN license in the state and complete a nationally accredited Master's in Nursing program for Nurse Practitioners. Upon completion of your program, you must obtain approval from the Massachusetts Board of Nursing to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The board will grant you approval in one of four areas dependent upon what type of program you have completed: Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. After receiving approval from the board to practice, you may submit applications to the Department of Public Health and the DEA to request prescribing privileges. This approval process is the same for other areas of advance practice nursing in Massachusetts as well.

The University of Southern California (Nursing@USC) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) program is preparing a new family nurse practitioner (FNP) who will address both the biomedical and social factors affecting patient health. Through a first-of-its-kind integration of nursing and social work education. The program trains FNPs to deliver care across the life span in a variety of primary care settings. Click Here to contact Nursing@USC for more information.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Sciences (Nursing@Georgetown) offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams. Click here to contact Nursing@Georgetown and request additional information.

The schools you see on this site are fully accredited and offer a variety of Nurse Practitioner and other APRN programs (Family NP, Women's Health, Nurse Midwife, etc). As an added convenience, many programs are offered online. Clinical portions can be completed in a physician's office or hospital within your community.

The salaries for Nurse Practitioners and other APRN's in Massachusetts are excellent. According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a nurse practitioner in Massachusetts in $90,000 per year. The salary range falls between $45,000 and $135,000 per year depending upon your location, education, and experience. This is 12% higher than the average nurse practitioner salary across the nation. With job opportunities expected to grow throughout the next decade, this is an opportune time to take that next step in your nursing career.

Featured Nationally Accredited Online Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner Programs

Georgetown University Online Master's in Nursing

Georgetown University’s Online Master’s in Nursing Nursing@Georgetown enables registered nurses with a BSN to earn an MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University and prepare for certification in an APRN specialty. The deadline to apply is approaching. As a Nursing@Georgetown student, you will:

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 19 months.
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice.

Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Additional Schools that Offer Nurse Practitioner Programs in MA

Boston College - William F. Connell School of Nursing

Programs Offered: Nurse Anesthesia, multiple MSN Speicalties

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Ph: 617-552-4250

Regis College

Programs Offered: MS Nurse Practitioner (Family, Pediatrics, or Adult Psychiatric), Post Masters Certificates

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Ph: (781) 768-7000

Simmons College

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Ph: (617) 521-2605

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