Accelerated Nursing Program for International Students

Accelerated Nursing Program with Job Placement

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for International students that have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related medical field from their native countries and would like to transition to the United States of America, begin their accelerated nursing program, and begin employment upon the completion of the program as well as become U.S. legal residents of the United States within 1 year of the completion of the ABSN program.

Accelerated ABSN program in Boston

ABSN at MGH Institute of Health Profession’s

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) Institute of Health Professions’s (IHP) Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for international graduate college students with nursing and non-nursing degrees looking to become professional registered nurses (RN) in the United States of America. Edubookings along with its partners will assist the international students with the entire process from beginning to end, including immigration, job placement, arrival and post-arrival support, U.S. residency petition, and all immigration forms and guidance.*

Why MGH Institute of Health Professions’ Accelerated BS in Nursing?

  1. The ABSN is the second highest-ranked program in New England and is in the top 10% of BSN programs in the country according to the U.S. News & World Report.
  2. All graduates will be employed within 1 to 2 months of successful completion of the program and passing the NCLEX RN exam.
  3. 1:6 clinical faculty-to-student ratio, giving international students personalized education and guidance from excellent clinicians.
  4. Clinical Opportunities. International students will gain valuable experience through clinical placements that start early in their first semester. Students will enjoy access to a unique number of Boston area health facilities, including Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women’s, and Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as other community hospitals, health centers, skilled nursing facilities, and community health sites in the state of Massachusetts.
  5. 16 Month accelerated program, students will be able to complete the program within 16 months from start to finish, allowing them to begin working at MGH System within 18 months.

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Admission Eligibility and Review Process

International students looking to apply for the program must meet all of the admissions requirements prior to submitting an application. All applications will be reviewed and all applicants will have an online interview conducted by We will provide all international students that qualify for the program 100% financing for the entire cost of the program.

Pre-requisites Courses

  • Chemistry (no lab): Basic Chemistry, Intro to Chemistry, or Intro to Chemistry for Health professionals will be accepted.
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (no lab) or Human Anatomy (no lab) and Human Physiology (no lab).
  • Human Growth & Development also known as Developmental Psychology: The course must cover lifespan including physical cognitive, and emotional development.
  • Microbiology: Must include content on microbes. No lab component is required.
  • Human Nutrition: Exercise, sport, or weight control courses do not meet this requirement.
  • Statistics: Must include inferential statistics.

Application Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 2.7 for bachelor’s degree applicants.
  • Overall GPA of 3.3 for master’s degree applicants.
  • Pre-requisites courses with a minimum grade of C+ or higher. Please see the courses above.
  • Two (2) recommendation letters.
  • Personal Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Resume ( Must be a professional resume, to create a professional resume click here.)
  • English Proficiency exams
    • TOEFL 89 or higher (ETS CODE 3513)
    • IELTS 6.5 or higher
    • Students from native English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement.
  • Official Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Credential Course by Course Evaluation from one of the following institutions
  • Application Fee

Applicants Backgrounds

This program is designed for professionals with or without work experience that have a bachelor’s degree in a career such as nursing, medicine, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, dentistry, and most medical degrees or science-related degrees that meet the pre-requisite courses listed above.

Program Financing through MPOWER

Financing Requirements:

  • Admission to the ABSN program
  • Submit an application for financial aid 60 to 90 days before the start of the program.
  • Additional funding sources/proof + credit history from home country( if available)
  • No collateral or cosigner is required.
  • No credit history is required.
  • All loans are fixed annual rate loans.

Fees and other details:

  • The application process for approval takes 30 days from beginning to end.
  • 5% origination fee lumped into the overall amount of the loan.
  • No loan is more than two (2) years in length
  • Maximum Loan amount: US$100,000 dollars
    • Loan funds can be used for tuition fees, housing on or off campus, meals, books, and other expenses which can be invoiced by MGH.
  • Repayment begins 45 days after disbursement, interest only.
  • No prepayment penalty.

Interest and Disbursements

  • International Undergraduate students: 12.9% annual fixed rate divided into monthly payments.
  • International Graduate students: 11.99% annual fixed rate divided into monthly payments.
  • The first interest payment is due within 30 days of the first disbursement and then due every month after to establish credit.

Loan payments

  • All loans have a 10-year repayment term. International students will need to begin payments 6 months after graduation from the ABSN program.



Program Fees and Total Cost

The ABSN at MGH IHP has been divided into four (4) terms with a total duration of 16 months from beginning to end.  The total cost of the program is shown below:

Tuition Fees

  • Term 1 : US$26,000 dollars
  • Term 2 : US$26,000 dollars
  • Term 3 : US$21,800 dollars
  • Term 4 : US$9,300
    • Total Tuition Fees US$83,100 *

* will help be considered for a partial scholarship of up to 26,000 dollars, please see below.

Additional Fees

  • Matriculation Fee: US$700 dollars
  • NCLEX Exam Prep Fee: US$750 dollars
  • Clinical Fees: US$3,200 dollars
  • General Fees: US$3,888 dollars
    • Total Additional Fees US$8,538 dollars*

* will help be considered for a partial scholarship of up to 26,000 dollars, please see below.

Total Program Fees*

  • Total Program Fees US$91,638 dollars
  • partial scholarship up to US$ 26,000 dollars*
  • Total Program Cost after potential scholarship US$65,638 dollars.

The total program fees do not include room and board, we will assist with the process of accommodation depending on the needs of each applicant.

*Scholarship amounts may vary and final amounts will be at the discretion of MGH IHP. All applicants will know the scholarship amount prior to beginning their immigration process.


Application Fees

The application fees are the total upfront out-of-pocket money that you as the applicant will need to pay upfront. Please see below the fees details:

  • Application and Processing Fee US$1500 dollars (Nonrefundable)
  • I-140, EB-3 Visa and Green Card processing fee US$1,500 dollars (Refundable if visa is denied)
    • Total out-of-pocket cost of US$3,000

The application and processing fee will cover the cost of the application and admission process to the program, as well as, attorney fees, visa advising, arrival, and post-arrival support.

The I-140, EB-3 Visa, and Green Card processing fees will cover the attorney fees for the process of your residency card and all forms related to this process. The fee does NOT include the USCIS forms fees for your I-140, EB-3 Visa, and other fees required by the U.S Government. The average attorney fee for this type of process in the United States is on average US$10,000+, which means that applicants for this program are getting a discount of US$8,500 dollars or more on attorney processing fees.*

*I-140, EB-3 Visa, and Green Card processing are done thru our program partners and their internal immigration attorneys. If the student visa is denied this fee is refunded to the applicant.

*USCIS its currently on hold for the processing of the permanent residence for international students.



Program Exclusive Benefits

The ABSN accelerated program comes with incredible benefits for those applicants that are able to complete the program and pass their NCLEX RN exam and certification. Here is a list of the benefits the admitted applicants will receive:

  • Tuition scholarships up to US$26,000 dollars.
  • Discounted attorney fees for Green Card processing of US$8,500 dollars or more.
  • 365 Days a week support for the duration of the ABSN Program.
  • Confirmed Job Placement with a US$2,000 dollars sign-up bonus upon employment.
  • 100% financing for the program fees and accommodation.
  • Opportunity to become a Legal Resident of the United States for the applicants and their immediate families.*
  • Online Centralized application system with iOS or Android applications for mobile phones.
  • Dedicated program advisor.
  • 10 Year Loan repayment plan.

*Immediate family: are members of your family such as your single children under the age of 21 and spouse.

Ready to apply?

All applicants will be interviewed prior to the submission of their application. Due to the nature of this program and its benefits, we will only be accepting 100 applicants into the program. Only the applicants admitted into the program will be required to pay the application fees and attorney fees. We encourage applicants to book their online interview as soon as possible. Only applicants that satisfy all the criteria above will be considered. To begin your application process, please click below to book your online interview:


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