Becoming an LPN in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts is improving the availability of healthcare for all people, including the health of their nurses. They believe that high standards of nursing education will foster involvement in the processes that shape the policies, benefiting the entire community. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a small 6% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year is predicted for Massachusetts by 2024. Individuals interested in meeting the growing demand for nurses can become an LPN by completing an approved LPN program or by transferring their current license from another state.
Program Details215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough, MA 01752 Request Information57 Old Muggett Hill Rd, Charlton, MA 01507 Request Information1350 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Request Information65 Pleasant St, Upton, MA 01568 Request Information800 Randolph St, Canton, MA 02021 Request Information250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129 Request Information70 Hodges Cross Road, North Adams, MA 01247 Request Information251 Stonehaven Rd, Fall River, MA 02723 Request Information1 College Dr, Greenfield, MA 01301 Request Information303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040 Request Information50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Request Information1050 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Request Information444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440 Request Information1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923 Request Information100 Elliott St, Haverhill, MA 01830 Request Information1250 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169 Request Information670 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606 Request Information1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Massachusetts LPN Licensing Requirements
Massachusetts requires individuals interested in becoming an LPN in the state to first attend an approved practical nursing program. Then he or she was register, sit for, and pass the required testing—the NCLEX-PN exam.
To apply for licensure the applicant must submit:
- The licensure by exam application.
- A declaration of the primary state of residence.
- Pass a criminal background check.
Massachusetts Applications and Licensing Forms (http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/licensing/applications-and-other-forms.html)
Lifting patients, standing for long periods of time, and pushing and pulling medical machinery may be a physical requirement of working as an LPN.
To apply for a licensed in the state of Massachusetts by reciprocity, the applicant must submit a completed Determination of Eligibility for Practical Nurse Reciprocity, and by submitting an official transcript from the attended state-approved nursing program in their state of origin. The transcript must include:
- Dates the student entered and withdrew (or graduated) from the school.
- Proof that the student was in good standing.
- Calculation of theory and clinical clock hours that were successfully completed.
- Statement verifying that coursework and clinical practice was in medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetrical, mental health, and nursing concepts.
Learn more about Massachusetts LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional MA Nursing Resources
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0800
Fax: (617) 973-0984
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Massachusetts LPN to RN programs page.