School of Nursing

Program Overview

The MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing prepares compassionate and capable nurse professionals who are on the forefront of change in health care. We offer two pathways into nursing, as well as several options for Registered Nurses to earn an advanced degree or certification.

Since its 1977 creation as the successor institution to the 104-year-old Massachusetts General Hospital diploma nursing school, the MGH Institute has been at the forefront of nursing education. In addition to the original Master of Science in Nursing degree, in 2007 the school created one of the country's first four accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The next year, the School of Nursing inaugurated an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to meet the demand of filling more than 100,000 nursing vacancies nationwide.

You will be mentored by premier practitioners and researchers in the nursing field. More than 80% of the faculty hold a doctoral degree, most actively publish in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and many are recognized nationally and internationally. In addition, a large majority are practicing clinicians who use their own real-world experience as teaching examples.

You will receive priority clinical rotation placements within the first few weeks of your education at prestigious health care facilities. The MGH Institute is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, McLean Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and North Shore Medical Center. These placements have often resulted in job offers after graduation.

Graduating classes have strong pass rates as first-time takers on both the registered nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN®) and advanced practice nursing certification (ANCC and NCC) exams. Graduates also consistently score well above both state and national averages.