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  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute Of Health Professions (MGHIHP) School of Nursing

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute Of Health Professions (MGHIHP) School of Nursing offers two tracks to enter into nursing and several pathways for Registered Nurses who want to specialize or advance through various degree choices or certifications including a BSN to DNP track.

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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Boston, Massachusetts
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, Entry-Level Master's, NP, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions was founded in 1863.

    The School of Nursing (MGHIHP), established in 1977, offers two tracks to enter into nursing and several pathways for Registered Nurses who want to specialize or advance through various degrees or certifications.

    Undergraduate


    MGHIHP School of Nursing has 2 direct-entry options for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field:  the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

    This is a 15-month intensive program designed for non-nursing college graduates (with a degree) seeking a career as a Registered Nurse (RN).  Throughout this program, preparation is incorporated for the NCLEX exam.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended
    • TEAS Score Report (for students applying to Summer 2018 and beyond)
    • (3) Reference letters
    • Personal and Diversity Statements
    • Prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution with a minimum letter grade of “C” or better and must have been completed within the last 10 years

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Nurse Practitioner Specialty Areas

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
    • Family
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatric/ Mental Health Lifespan
    • Women’s Health
    • Dual Adult-Gerontology/ Women’s Health

    Post-Professional Degrees

    This program is designed for RNs pursuing education as an NP.  Eligible RN’s qualify if they have earned any of the following:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
    • Bachelors degree in a field other than Nursing
    • Associate Degree in Nursing
    • Nursing Diploma

    NP Specialty Options

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
    • Veteran-Centric Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
    • Family
    • Pediatrics
    • Women’s Health
    • Psychiatric/ Mental Health Lifespan
    • Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women’s Health

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    • RN to DNP: Hybrid Format
    • DNP for Advanced Practice Nurses: Online
    • DNP for Nurse Executives: Online

    This 34-credit intensive program is designed for working professionals.  Students work on one fully integrated 9-credit course per semester and complete a DNP project developed throughout the program.  The curriculum includes:

    • Weekend intensives twice a semester-Boston Campus
    • 10 live, online classes/seminars each semester
    • Flexible, independent online learning modules

    RN-DNP Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. RN’s with Bachelor’s Degree - graduate or undergraduate Statistics course with a grade “C” or better
    2. RN’s with Associate Degree/Nursing Diploma - complete 54 undergraduate general education credits  
    3. Prerequisite requirements through CLEP or Excelsior College Examinations within 5 years of application
    4. Statement of Intent
    5. Letters of Recommendation
    6. Resume or CV

    DNP for Advanced Practice Nurses Requirements (not all inclusive)

    This program accepts Registered Nurses with a Master's in Nursing and who are practicing as Advanced Practice Nurses as follows:

    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • Certified Nurse Anesthetists
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Nurse Administrators

    DNP for Nurse Executives

    This program is designed exclusively for Chief Nursing Officers, Vice Presidents of Nursing, and other executive-level nurse leaders.

    Certificate Programs

    Global Health Certificates (CAS and Completion)

    Mind, Body, Spirit Certificate of Completion

    Post Nurse Practitioner/ MSN Certificate (Credentialed)

    HIV/AIDS Certificate of Completion

    NCLEX-RN, ANCC and NCC Exams

    First-time test takers from the graduating classes at MGHIHP School of Nursing have strong pass rates and consistently score well above both state and national averages on the NCLEX-RN (Registered Nurse Licensure Exam) and the Advanced Practice Nursing Certification Exams (ANCC and NCC).  

    NCLEX 2016 Pass Rates
    MSN 91%
    BSN 90%

    Approval and Accreditation

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing programs in the School of Nursing are approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Nursing.

    The Baccalaureate, Master’s, and DNP programs in the MGHIHP School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #85 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #128 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Edited by Joe V


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