Nursing Field

Dozens of career opportunities await nursing graduates from the BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. Each role has a direct and consequential impact on the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Earning the Trust of Patients

In Gallup polls taken over the last 20 years, nurses have been identified as among the most honest and ethical professionals. That widely held respect is important because people trust nurses with their lives. All nursing students at MCPHS study the human element of the profession as they build the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies required to practice to the full extent of their nursing education and excel in their careers. MCPHS consistently ranks in the top ten percent of nursing educators nationwide because of its emphasis on comprehensive training and the notable excellence and success of its alumni.

Would a Career in Nursing Suit You?

You may be well-suited to life as a professional nurse if you think you’d find these aspects of the profession rewarding:

  • Helping people identify potential health risks and guide them toward health-promoting activities.
  • Discussing with patients the diet and lifestyle choices that will affect their health and wellbeing.
  • Working in a career that presents challenges of immediate life-or-death significance on a daily basis.
  • Explore a variety of career opportunities by collaborating with other healthcare professionals in a wide range of medical organizations such as hospitals, community health centers, outpatient clinics, and hospice facilities.
  • Being exposed to an infinite variety of people, needs, and healthcare situations that require your knowledge and versatility.
  • Building your credentials and advancing your career in a variety of settings across the healthcare continuum.

Discover the Field of Nursing

MCPHS Nursing Students

Why Choose Nursing as a Career?

Whether you’re passionate about healthcare, seeking security, or craving a meaningful profession, nursing could be a great career for you.

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The study of nursing at MCPHS is hands-on, collaborative, immersive—and rewarding.

Students and alumni explain why.
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Stats & Facts

MCPHS adds up to be a strategic choice for nursing.

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highest in-demand profession in the U.S.

LinkedIn, 2021


million open nursing jobs in the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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average salary

For advanced practice nurses in 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

News & Features

Keep up with the latest news from the MCPHS School of Nursing.

Pathways to a Nursing Career

At MCPHS, you can prepare for dozens of high-impact, high-reward nursing roles through a variety of pathways.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Accelerated

A 32-month program at our Boston campus.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Postbaccalaureate

A 16-month program at our Boston, Worcester, or Manchester, NH campuses.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A two-year, part-time online program.

RN to MSN–FNP Bridge Program—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A nine-semester, part-time online program.

RN to MSN–PMHNP Bridge Program—Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

A nine-semester, part-time online program.

Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A 24-month, part-time online program.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies—Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

A nine-semester, part-time online program.

Master of Science in Nursing—Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

A 24-month, part-time online program.