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Accredited Nursing Schools in Maine

In Maine and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Maine accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Maine campus locations, then request free information from any or all Maine nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in Maine with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in Maine with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

Maine Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Maine are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Maine nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Maine Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Maine Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Maine

RNs: If you are looking to start a dynamic career and become a registered nurse, you will first have to meet the guidelines created by the board of nursing for the state of Maine. Every prospective RN will need to graduate from a nursing program which generally takes two years  and hold a degree or certificate. When filling out you application, ensure that it is not only complete but notarized. You will need to possess a recent passport size (original photograph of yourself that is signed and dated on the back. Lastly there is the required fee of seventy five dollars that every applicant must pay. There are approximately 14,410 registered nurses working in the state of Maine.

LPNs: Similar to the requirements of a registered nurse, all indiduvals who have the desire to become a licensed practical nurse will need to acquire a license through the following qualifications ñ they are a graduate of an educational program in practical nursing, and they have met all qualifications comparable to those required in Maine at the time of their graduation. When it comes to the application process, ensure that you application is complete and that you have a recent passport size photo of yourself. The fee you will be required to pay is fifty dollars and is payable to Treasurer of State of Maine. There are approximately 1,820 licensed practical nurses working in the state of Maine.

The Best Cities in Maine for Nursing Jobs

  • Portland. Portland claims the title of largest city in Maine. The city continues to grow, and tourists have always been drawn to the town’s historic Old Port district along the Harbor. Portland really is the hub for everything, offering expansion for modern extensions, while also holding strong to the historical features that make the city so unique.
    • RNs: Portland employs approximately 4,630 RNs, with the average salary coming to $64,810 annually.
    • LPNS: Portland employs approximately 520 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $44,620 annually.
  • Bangor. Bangor plays the role of major commercial and cultural center for the northeast sector of Maine. Serving as one of the top five most-populous city’s in Maine, it is no surprise that Bangor is a transportation hub, market town, distribution center, and media center. With a little bit of everything, Bangor is an ideal place for any prospective nurse.
    • RNs: Bangor employs approximately 1,620 RNs, with the average salary coming to $65,360 annually.
    • LPNs: Bangor employs approximately 170 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $39,530 annually.
  • Lewiston. Lewiston is the second-largest city in the state of Maine. Home to Bates College, the town also serves as the location for two hospitals -Central Maine Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Being so close to eastern Canada can explain why over 25% of the city’s population speaks French.
    • RNs: Lewiston employs approximately 1,460 RNs, with the average salary coming to $59,530 annually.
    • LPNs: Lewiston employs approximately 220 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $38,410 annually.

Major Hospitals in Maine

  • Mid Coast Hospital. Having opened an entire new facility just after the year 2000, Mid Coast Hospital serves as Maine’s most modern hospital. The hospital’s medical staff represents thirty primary care as well as specialty areas. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Mid Coast Hospital is nestled in one of the most scenic parts of Maine in the city of Brunswick.
  • Maine Medical Center. This 637 licensed-bed hospital in Portland, Maine was founded in 1874. Maine Medical Center is currently one of the largest hospitals in the northern sector of New England. Since the 1970′s Maine Medical Center has had an affiliation with the University of Vermont College of Medicine as MMC is a teaching hospital.
  • St. Joseph Hospital. The men and women working at St. Joseph take the hospitals mission seriously ñ to offer dynamic healthcare while displaying superior actions in relation to primary care. When those who are being served on the beds of St. joseph need support, a physician is always there to perform to the best of his or her ability.
  • MaineGeneral Medical Center. With over two hundred and fifty physicians currently on the center’s medical staff, there is an abundance of individuals who are able to provide a variety of specialty services, i.e. anesthesiology or urology. MaineGeneral views itself as more than just a hospital. This non-profit establishment is able to offer those in neighboring communities special care. MaineGeneral puts an emphasis on preventive health and backs existing programs that can be informative to others.
  • Redington-Fairview General Hospital. With a 60,000+ square foot medical office building connected to the hospital back in 2009, this critical access facility offers health care to more than 30,000 residents. The hospital continues to grow as it looks to add services further meeting the needs of the growing population in all of the surrounding communities.

Husson College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bangor, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1898
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.husson.edu

Saint Joseph’s College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Standish, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1912
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.sjcme.edu

University of Maine School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Orono, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1865
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umaine.edu

University of Maine Fort Kent School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fort Kent, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1878
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umfk.maine.edu

University of New England School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Biddeford, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1831
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.une.edu

University of Southern Maine School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Portland, Maine
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1878
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.usm.maine.edu