Compassionate and capable professionals at the forefront of change.

We offer two pathways into nursing, as well as several options for Registered Nurses to earn an advanced degree or certification.

Educating exemplary nurses to lead in a diverse society.

Since its 1977 creation as the successor institution to the 104-year-old Massachusetts General Hospital diploma nursing school, the MGH Institute has been at the forefront of nursing education. In addition to the original Master of Science in Nursing degree, in 2007 the school created one of the country's first four accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs – which is now online – and has become two programs: a DNP for Advanced Practice Nurses, and a DNP for Nurse Executives.

The next year, the Institute inaugurated an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to meet the demand of filling more than 100,000 nursing vacancies nationwide. In 2011, the Institute introduced two Mind Body Spirit (MBS) Nursing certificate programs for nurses who want to integrate a holistic approach with enhanced patient care. In 2018 the certificate program became one in Mind Body Health and Healing, an interprofessional certificate for healthcare professionals interested in integrating a holistic approach.

In 2013, the Institute launched two innovative Global Health Nursing certificate programs in conjunction with the world-renowned Partners In Health. In 2018 this became an interprofessional certificate in Global Health Equity and Innovations.


Mission Statement:

Through excellence in education, research, scholarship, clinical practice, and service, the School of Nursing cultivates a community grounded in social justice, equity, and inclusion to prepare graduates to lead interprofessional, holistic health care in a rapidly changing world.


Core Values:

As members of the MGH Institute community, we collectively commit to reflect the following core values in all we do:

  • The highest standards of professional, academic, and scientific excellence, ethical conduct, integrity, and personal responsibility.
  • An inclusive and welcoming environment where every person is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Mutual trust and collegiality in our relationships with each other and those we serve in health care and the community.
  • Productive partnerships among faculty, staff, and students that support learning and work, and foster interprofessional and global collaboration.
  • A connected, engaged, and diverse learning community where students develop a passion for lifelong learning and become graduates of choice for employers.
  • An environment that embraces and rewards inquiry, ingenuity, innovation, resourcefulness, and continuous learning.
  • A rewarding work environment where talented people thrive.
  • Accountability for our work and for prudent, efficient stewardship of our resources.
  • A world where health professionals lead in efforts to reduce climate change health consequences for people and their ecosystems.


You will be mentored by premier practitioners and researchers in the nursing field. More than 80% of the faculty hold a doctoral degree, most actively publish in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and many are recognized nationally and internationally. In addition, a large majority are practicing clinicians who use their own real-world experience as teaching examples.

You will receive priority clinical rotation placements within the first few weeks of your education at prestigious healthcare facilities. The MGH Institute is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, McLean Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, and North Shore Medical Center. These placements have often resulted in job offers after graduation.

Graduating classes have strong pass rates as first-time takers on both the registered nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN®) and advanced practice nursing certification (ANCC and NCC) exams. Graduates also consistently score well above both state and national averages.

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We offer two pathways into nursing, as well as several options for Registered Nurses to earn an advanced degree or certification.

We offer two pathways into nursing, as well as several options for Registered Nurses to earn an advanced degree or certification.