A comprehensive listing of Montana nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as licensed practical nursing, RN associate's degree, and bachelor's degree.
A licensed practical nurse (LPN) assumes a range of healthcare responsibilities. Critical daily tasks include collecting samples, cleaning and monitoring medical equipment, measuring and recording vital signs, dressing wounds, and gathering medical information from patients. Aspiring LPNs in Montana must complete a state-approved associate’s degree program, which typically requires two years of fulltime study, and successfully pass a national licensure exam. They are also required to renew their licenses every two years. The median income for Montana’s LPNs is about $37,500.
The registered nurse (RN) fills a critical role in Montana’s healthcare system. Not only is an RN responsible for direct patient care, but she also often manages a team of more junior licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Montana offers two types of RN prelicensure programs: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) and a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). We’ve profiled below several of the state’s top RN programs.
Montana State University – Bozeman