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LPN Training in Massachusetts

How to Become an LPN in Massachusetts

To become an LPN in Massachusetts you will need to:

  1. Attend a practical nursing program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
  2. Have good moral character and apply to meet the good moral character licensure requirement. See the information sheet here. The process takes a minimum of eight weeks.
  3. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  4. Take and pass the exam.
  5. 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

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The Salter School , Fall River
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Mildred Elley , Pittsfield
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Salter College , West Boylston
  • A private two-year college of advanced standing for men and women founded in 1938.
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