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Montana is very rural state with a large percentage ofits population living in areas with limited access to primary health care sevices, causing the state to rely heavily on physician assistants and nurse practitioners to deliver primary care in these underserved locations. In Montana, the nursing and health care worker Find
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shortage is as real as it ever was, and is expected to worsen as many RNs entering their fifties and sixties retire. While the nursing shortage in Montana was less than 1 percent in 2005, it is estimated that that number will jump to 25 percent in 2020. There is a critical shortage of BSN nurses in the state which is exacerbated by the scarcity of nursing schools, availability to BSN programs and/or BSN completion programs in existing schools, and geographical contraints that make it difficult for nurses in rural Montana to attend nursing schools.Unfortunately Montana's nursing schools continue to have to turn away qualified applicants for the state's nursing programs because of a critical shortage of nurse educators, lack of clinical sites, and budget constraints.Montana is experiencing critcal shortages of nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health technicians. Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. Geriatric nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in good demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, 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: $21,578- $26,323 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,278 - $38,896
RN Staff Nurse: $50,251- $60,999 Nurse Practitioner: $68,355- $80,569

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Browse accredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Montana, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:


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Liberty University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Northcentral University
Online

  • 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.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Prescott Valley
  • Prescott Valley
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Keiser University
Online

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

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Charter College
Campus

You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Billings
  • Billings
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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University of Saint Mary
Online

The University of Saint Mary (USM) is an accredited institution that has been educating students since 1923.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Leavenworth
  • Leavenworth
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Saint Xavier University
Online

A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Winona
  • Winona
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