Massachusetts Nursing License

Massachusetts Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Massachusetts State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Massachusetts Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$29,200$49,760$81,780 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Massachusetts can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Massachusetts nursing salary.

Massachusetts Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Massachusetts. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in MassachusettsScholarship Amount
Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship$1000
The Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Preference will be given to candidates from the greater Lowell, MA area.

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Massachusetts a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

Nursing License

There are many paths to become 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 let us know!


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Massachusetts Nursing Licensure Renewal

Massachusetts nursing licenses renew every two years. Assignment to odd- or even-numbered renewal years will depend on the degree held. Fifteen continuing education units (CEUs) are required for all nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and all national certifications must also be maintained.