Complete list of Maine schools that offer approved RN pre-licensure education programs
Being a Registered Nurse in Maine (ME)
Possible candidates looking at Maine RN Programs should think of themselves as caregivers and leaders seeking knowledge to share with patients and their families. Aspiring nurses may seek an Associates degree in order to fast-track into the nursing field, while those looking to build upon previous education in anatomy and physiology, psychology and sociology and childhood education, may look to the Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree track. To be a registered nurse in Maine you must be driven and hardworking and exhibit a passion for people and health care.
Availability of Maine RN Programs
Course Work Required for Maine RN Programs
Maine ADN students will fulfill requirements for their degree by taking entry level sciences such as biology, anatomy, and psychology and one or two college math courses depending on placement. Consequently, ADN students spend more time on practical knowledge rather than theory. BSN students in Maine will build on their prior education by taking more classes dealing with theory and research. Those classes may include more specific topics like pharmacology, nursing theory and research, acute needs and various electives such as anthropology or sociology.
State Licensing Requirements
All nursing candidates in Maine must apply for eligibility to the board of nursing. The Maine Board of Nursing charges an application fee of $75 to all applicants. Candidates will then take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). This comprehensive test applies the skills and knowledge nursing students have learned thus far. The NCLEX-RN is administered by Pearson Vue at a cost of $200. Once nursing candidates pass the exam they are licensed to begin working as an RN in Maine.
Job Outlook in Maine for Registered Nurses
Openings in nursing homes, residential care, hospitals, private facilities and physician’s offices, and urgent care are growing to the tune of 21.1% from 2002-2012. In 2010, registered nurses in the state of Maine earned an average hourly wage of $30.65 and (median) annual salary of $62,713.
Maine Associates Degree RN Programs
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Accredited Maine RN Schools
See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Maine. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure registered nursing programs that meet the nursing education requirements set forth by the Maine State Board of Nursing. The two most common types of RN programs are: two-year Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) and four-year Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN). Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Maine Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Maine, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.
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