How to Become an LPN in Massachusetts
To become an LPN in Massachusetts you will need to:
- Attend a practical nursing program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
- Have good moral character and apply to meet the good moral character licensure requirement. See the information sheet here http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/quality/boards/good_moral_info.pdf. The process takes a minimum of eight weeks.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Take and pass the exam.
- Receive your license from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Did you know that LPNs in Massachusetts earn a mean hourly wage of $23.89 or a mean annual wage of $49,690?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
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