MGH Institute of Health Professions
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students1,215|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - other||1||5|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
|In District Students||$1,265/credit|
|In State Students||$1,265/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,265/credit|
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|
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.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.