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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Massachusetts


Around 2.3% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 5,131 nurses graduate from Massachusetts' 56 nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a nursing program is Boston College. Boston College, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Chestnut Hill. 220 students graduated with a degree in nursing from Boston College in 2010. Tuition at Boston College was $40,542 per year.

The second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a nursing program is Northeastern University. Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. In 2010, 217 students graduated from Northeastern University nursing program. The tuition rate at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.

College of Our Lady of the Elms, which is located in Chicopee, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, College of Our Lady of the Elms graduated 110 students from its nursing programs. The tuition rate at College of Our Lady of the Elms was $27,157 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Massachusetts' nursing schools ranges from $40,542 per year to $3,144 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,352 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, students are charged $40,542 per year
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  3. Simmons College - located in Boston, students are charged $32,230 per year

The following Massachusetts nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Roxbury Community College - located in Boston, students are charged $3,192 per year
  3. Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year

A nursing degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of nursing graduates in Massachusetts. In 2010, there were 153,150 nurse working in Massachusetts, including 85,120 registered nurses, 17,160 licensed practical nurses, and 1,440 family nurse practitioners. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of nurse are:

  1. Bristol County - 90,320 nurses
  2. Hartford County - 13,490 nurses
  3. Windham County - 13,270 nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 176,350 nurses will be working in Massachusetts. This would require the number of nurse to grow by 11%.

Salary

nurses in Massachusetts earn $69,376 per year on average. But, salaries for nurse can vary. In 2010, nurse made as little as less than $20,300 per year or as much as more than $162,210 per year in Massachusetts. Nurses in the following Massachusetts counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barnstable County - $68,278 per year
  2. Windham County - $66,520 per year
  3. Hartford County - $64,905 per year

The Massachusetts counties with the lowest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Franklin County - $51,076 per year
  2. Essex County - $57,515 per year
  3. Berkshire County - $60,560 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Massachusetts were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $112,670 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $84,990 per year
  3. Family Nurse Practitioner - $70,630 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Massachusetts were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $49,620 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $28,970 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Massachusetts and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Nursing in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 85,120 $84,990 10.7%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 40,520 $28,970 -2.0%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17,160 $49,620 2.7%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,910 $112,670 28.4%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,440 $70,630 -40.5%
 

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