RN Programs in Maine
As the aging baby boom generation begins to place additional pressures on the health care system and the nursing workforce of the same generation begins to retire, the worsening nursing shortage has the potential to seriously impact the delivery of health care in Maine, one of the most rural states in the nation. The average age of a U.S. nurse is 47, and because more nurses retire than graduate each year, that age is only going up. Yet as baby boomers approach retirement, students are finding themselves turned away from attending nursing schools by the thousands because of a shortage of nursing faculty.Maine is not immune to the national nursing shortage, and anticipates a statewide nursing shortage of 5,200 during the next 15 years. Over a quarter of Maine's population live in a primary care health professional shortage area.Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Registered Nurses, and Allied Health Care providers are in great demand to offer care in Maine's urban and rural areas.
Nurses With Advanced Degrees In Good Demand
In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many hospitals and other health care employers that don't already require a BSN degree for new hires have established "BSN preferred" policies, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.
Average Nursing Base Salaries:
|Nursing Assistant: $23,457 - $28,618||Licensed Practical Nurse: $35,061 - $42,249|
|RN Staff Nurse: $54,811 - $66,524||Nurse Practitioner: $74,448- $87,751|
Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Maine
Browseaccredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Maine, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Maine
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- Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
- M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
- M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
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- Nursing (RN to BSN)
- RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
- Prescott Valley
- Prescott Valley
Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale
Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.