There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Massachusetts. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.
In addition to nursing salaries in Massachusetts, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Massachusetts nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current.If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Massachusetts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Massachusetts
Education: Master’s Degree or Higher from an APRN program accredited by a board recognized national certification body
Examination: Varies with Certification
$150 Application Fee
Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board on Certification and Recertification Of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
Clinical Nurse Specialist from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Certified Nurse Midwife from American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
Nurse Practitioner from American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), ANCC, National Certification Corporation (NCC) or Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), AACN
Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialist from the ANCC
Endorsement: Available through verification by the board of nursing, subject to a verification fee. contact the board of nursing in the state where the original license was held to determine the verification fee.
Additional Information: An Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
Renewal: Renewal fees are $180 per renewal period.