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.

Featured Programs:
Sponsored School(s)
Purdue Global Visit School's Website
Selected Program:
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
Grand Canyon University Visit School's Website
Selected Program:
  • Online Nursing Degrees
Liberty University Visit School's Website
Selected Program:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
Seton Hall University Visit School's Website
Selected Program:
  • Ranked #15 in Best Online Master's in Nursing Program by US News, Seton Hall University offers two fully online Nurse Practitioner programs: Adult Gerontology with Acute and Primary Tracks and Psychiatric Mental Health.

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, 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

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.

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

Contact Information:
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

Contact Information:
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
PH: (781) 768-7000

Simmons College

Contact Information:
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
PH: (617) 521-2605

Back to the Top | Find more schools in Massachusetts with MSN programs