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The top LPN schools in Massachusetts are as excited about the future as they have ever been! Students should also be as excited and we are trying to get the word out for the schools! The latest bls.gov data predicts amazing growth for allied health careers in Massachusetts and we detail the whole subject below!

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Becoming a LPN in Massachusetts

To become able to work as an LPN in Massachusetts, you need to first finish a Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing authorized course, pass the NCLEX-PN national licensing test, and hold an active license granted by the MBRN. Each one of these steps are discussed in detail in the following section.

The process for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Massachusetts

The step by step process for becoming an LPN in MA is detailed and summarized in the following 5 steps below.

Step 1 – Meet the minimum admission requirements for Massachusetts LPN training

Each accredited program in Massachusetts for practical nursing will have their own requirements for enrollment that have to met. Make sure you see what they are at each respective school you are looking at attending in Massachusetts.

Step 2 – Choose the kind of MA LPN credential you intend to acquire

The second decision you will have to make is whether you want to earn a an associate degree in practical nursing or a diploma/certificate. Both credentials will indeed qualify you for starting LPN opportunities in Massachusetts, there are a number of important differences between them and we get in to those details at the link here. A very important thing to think about when selecting your education level is if you want to become a RN in the future. If you do, getting a higher level of education will only help you do that faster.

Step 3 – Enroll in a Massachusetts State Nursing Board approved LPN course

Licensed Practical Nurse training programs in Massachusetts are required by state guidelines to be approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MBRN). There are also many online options for LPN training in Massachusetts to choose from too.

What to look for in a LPN training program in Massachusetts

We use and recommend a very concise and simple method for selecting schools. Take all the important factors to you about your education and sort all the schools you are considering by them. After doing that you will see which one is the best for you!

Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Training in Massachusetts

Below is a list of the approved LPN training programs in Massachusetts from the The Massachusetts Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Board of Registration in Nursing.

Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 100 Cook St Billerica MA 01821-5499 978-667-2111
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 147 Pond St Franklin MA 02038 508-528-5400 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 65 Pleasant St Upton MA 01568 508-529-7758-3122
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 215 Fitchburg St Marlborough MA 01752 508-485-9430
Southeastern Technical Institute 250 Foundry St South Easton MA 02375 508-230-1297
Mount Wachusett Community College 444 Green St Gardner MA 01440-1000 978-632-6600
Greenfield Community College One College Dr Greenfield MA 01301-9739 413-775-1000
Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing MA 02120-3400 617-427-0060
Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston Street Worcester MA 01606-2092 508-853-2300
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus 100 West Street Pittsfield MA 01201-5300 413-499-8618
Diman Regional Technical Institute 251 Stonehaven Rd Fall River MA 02723 508-672-2970-6021
Massachusetts Bay Community College 50 Oakland St Wellesley Hills MA 02481-5399 781-239-3000
Charles H McCann Technical School 70 Hodges Cross Rd North Adams MA 01247-3999 413-663-5383-181
Bunker Hill Community College 250 New Rutherford Ave Boston MA 02129-2925 617-228-2000
Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave Holyoke MA 01040 413-552-2000
Greater Lowell Technical School 250 Pawtucket Blvd Tyngsboro MA 01879 978-441-4870 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 57 Old Muggett Hill Rd Charlton MA 01507-1331 508-248-5971-1714 Practical Nursing/Vocational Nursing
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 220 Sandwich Road Bourne MA 02532 508-759-7711-285
Blue Hills Regional Technical School 800 Randolph St Canton MA 02021 781-828-5800-229
Northern Essex Community College 100 Elliott Street Haverhill MA 01830-2399 978-556-3000
Berkshire Community College 1350 West Street Pittsfield MA 01201-5786 413-499-4660
Monty Tech 1050 Westminster St Fitchburg MA 01420 978-345-9200-5108
Quincy College 1250 Hancock Street Quincy MA 02169 800-698-1700
North Shore Community College 1 Ferncroft Rd Danvers MA 01923-0840 978-762-4000-4350

Step 4 – Register for and Take the NCLEX-PN examination

In the State of Massachusetts, you are legally required to pass the nationally-recognized NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state. A selection of things usually covered on the NCLEX-PN exam is shown here, where will detail all the preparation that will be necessary and more!

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and get on Your way to being an LPN in Massachusetts

Once you have completed your accredited training and passed the NCLEX-PN, you will be on the way to being a working licensed practical nurse in Massachusetts.

Practical Nurse salary in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the need is extremely high for LPNs with the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting a 7% growth in Massachusetts. Cities in the state of Massachusetts that should get most of the new job openings for practical nurses are Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Fall River, Newton and Lawrence. The table below features bls.gov’s latest statistics on LPN income in Massachusetts by region.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Yearly$32,510 $44,090 $60,420
MassachusettsHourly$20.24$26.75$33.71
Yearly$42,110 $55,630 $70,120
Peabody, MA NECTA DivisionHourly$22.42$28.53$36.81
Yearly$46,630 $59,340 $76,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA DivisionHourly$21.53$27.78$35.47
Yearly$44,780 $57,770 $73,770
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA DivisionHourly$22.91$27.52$31.52
Yearly$47,640 $57,250 $65,570
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA DivisionHourly$20.64$26.74$31.54
Yearly$42,930 $55,630 $65,590
Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTAHourly$21.00$26.65$32.28
Yearly$43,670 $55,430 $67,150
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA DivisionHourly$20.54$26.64$32.17
Yearly$42,730 $55,410 $66,910
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA DivisionHourly$20.52$26.62$30.59
Yearly$42,690 $55,360 $63,620
Framingham, MA NECTA DivisionHourly$20.38$26.60$31.45
Yearly$42,390 $55,340 $65,430
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTAHourly$20.04$26.15$31.40
Yearly$41,680 $54,380 $65,310
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA DivisionHourly$19.84$25.91$30.74
Yearly$41,260 $53,890 $63,930
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTAHourly$20.28$25.50$30.31
Yearly$42,170 $53,030 $63,040
Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTAHourly$19.76$24.85$43.44
Yearly$41,090 $51,680 $90,350
Southwest Massachusetts BOSHourly$15.54$24.66$30.58
Yearly$32,320 $51,280 $63,610
New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTAHourly$18.83$24.49$31.19
Yearly$39,160 $50,930 $64,870
Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTAHourly$15.59$24.43$30.08
Yearly$32,430 $50,820 $62,560
Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTAHourly$18.77$24.19$30.56
Yearly$39,030 $50,310 $63,560
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA DivisionHourly$19.15$23.43$29.65
Yearly$39,820 $48,740 $61,660
Northwest Massachusetts BOSHourly$19.85$23.41$29.37
Yearly$41,290 $48,700 $61,100

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