MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA 02129
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MGH Institute of Health Professions is a privately-run institution in Boston, Massachusetts and is part of the Partners Health Care. It is a graduate university that was founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital. Some of the main areas of study include Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Communication Sciences, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing. The institute started as the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1873 and was operated by Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1980, the program began accepting students for graduate degree programs and received its current name. The undergraduate offerings are limited, as the institute primarily focuses on graduate-level studies. 

MGH Institute of Health Professions offers seven nursing programs. These programs include accelerated BSN and MSN programs for those with a degree in an unrelated field. The accelerated BSN program takes 16 months to complete and most students are employed within their field within 3 to 6 months after graduation. These classes also have a low 6:1 student to faculty ratio. Registered nurses may apply for the RN to MSN program. The institution also offers the traditional BSN program, MSN program, and a DNP program, along with a BSN to DNP program. All programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the master’s programs are also accredited by the ACEN. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,215
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Doctor's degree - other 1 5
Master's degree 0 9
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Bachelor's degree 24 142
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/26/1985 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1986 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,265/credit
In State Students$1,265/credit
Out of State Students$1,265/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 -- -- --
ADN 70 -- -- --
BSN 125 -- -- --
FNP 50 $63,250 $63,250 $63,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 1st Avenue
Boston, MA 02129

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