RN to MSN Programs in Massachusetts

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Massachusetts

There are 20 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Massachusetts in our online directory, with 17 programs being CCNE accredited, and 2 programs being ACEN accredited. 85% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Online programs are available from Endicott College, Regis College, American International College, Curry College, Elms College, Framingham State University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), Simmons University, and the University of Massachusetts.

- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing Degree

Typical curriculum for MSN programs vary based on the specialization and track selected. Many programs prepare students for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NP programs should provide theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge that prepare students for national certification in their anticipated area of population-focused practice.

However, entry-level core NP competencies are the same regardless of population-focus. The program at Simmons University includes coursework in microbiology, statistics, anatomy, patient assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.

Consider a MSN Specialty

A common path is to seek an MSN that prepares students for administrative or clinical leadership roles. The Nursing Administration MSN at Endicott College includes coursework in role development, theoretical foundations for advanced nursing practice, nursing research, and teaching methodology.

Some programs prepare students to be Nurse Educators. Typical courses include curriculum development, theoretical foundations and instructional strategies, experiential learning, and strategies for assessment and evaluation. Graduates of Nursing Education MSN programs are prepared to be faculty or clinical instructors in schools of nursing or employment in staff development positions in health care institutions. Most of these programs can be completed in two years.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Massachusetts

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
American International College
Springfield
  • MSN - Nursing Administration
  • AIC offers an MSN in Nursing Administration for students focusing on strengthening their management skills. Students learn to manage other healthcare professionals and pursue higher administrative goals.
  • MSN - Nursing Education
  • AIC offers an MSN in Nursing Educator for nurses interested in teaching in a classroom or clinical setting.
Boston College
Chestnut Hill
CCNE
  • M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner - Department of Nursing
  • The  Family Nurse Practitioner program at Boston College prepares nurses to provide primary health care to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE. 
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Chicopee
NA
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  - Nursing Department
  • The Master of Science in Nursing at Elms College offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. Students can choose one of three tracks: Nursing and Health Services Management, Nursing Education, and MSN/MBA dual degree.
Emmanuel College
Boston
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Emmanuel College’s MSN program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program offers concentrations Nursing Education and Nursing Management.
Endicott College
Beverly
ACEN
  • Nursing Administrator (M.S.) - School of Nursing
  • Endicott College offers nurses Nursing Administrator program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited by the ACEN.
Framingham State University
Framingham
CCNE
  • MSN in Nursing Education - Department of Nursing
  • The Nursing Education program at Framingham State prepares nurses to teach in higher education and health care settings. The program is accredited by the CCNE and offers online and on campus classes.
MCPHS University
Boston
CCNE
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Massachusetts College prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE and is completed online.
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston
CCNE
  • MSN Family Specialty NP
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Northeastern University Global Network
Boston
CCNE
  • MSN - Nursing Administration - School of Nursing
  • The MSN program at Northeastern University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the is completed online.
Northeastern University
Boston
CCNE
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - School of Nursing
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Northeastern University prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is online or hybrid and can be completed with part or full time study.
Regis College
Weston
ACEN
  • MS in Nurse Practitioner 
  • The Nurse Practitioner program at Regis College offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited and completed on campus or online.
Salem State University
Salem
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • The MSN program at Salem State University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. Concentrations include Nurse Education, Nursing Leadership and Adult Gerontology.
Simmons College
Boston
CCNE
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Simmons Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed online.
  • Nursing: RN to MSN - Nursing Department
  • The MSN program at Simmons prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited.
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Worcester
CCNE
  • Master's Nurse Educator - College of Nursing
  • U of Mass offers graduates of its Nurse Educator program the skills needed for teaching and leadership positions. This program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  - College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • The MS in Nursing program at the UMass Amherst prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers specialties in Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Science.
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston
CCNE
  • Nursing, MS - School of Nursing
  • University of Massachusetts Boston offers a Nursing, MS program that prepares registered nurses to function and excel in various advanced nursing roles. The program offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • The MSN program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers specialties in Family Health Nursing and Adult-Gerontological Nursing.