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The state of Montana employs over 15,000 nurses in a broad range of roles and healthcare settings. The state’s prospective nursing students can choose from over a dozen accredited nursing schools, including both large public universities and small private colleges with limited class sizes. Below we’ve profiled Montana nursing schools of both varieties.

Montana Tech, University of Montana – Butte
University of Montana is the state’s largest university, with around 18,000 enrolled students. Montana Tech, a school within the university, offers an associate of science in nursing (ASN) degree which prepares graduates to work as registered nurses (RNs). Large public institutions like University of Montana offer high-quality faculty and a broad network of alumni.

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Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley offers prelicensure programs for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses. This midsized community college has roughly 4,000 enrollees, so students can expect closer rapport with professors and greater emphasis on undergraduate education.

Salish Kootenai College
SKC is a Native American tribal college that offers extra financial support to Native Americans and their descendants. With only 1,027 students enrolled, SKC provides closer classroom interactions and a tight-knit student body. Furthermore, given the college’s unique mission, nursing students can learn targeted nursing techniques for rural or tribal communities.

To provide a fuller picture for Montana’s prospective nurses, we’ve listed below all of the state’s prelicensure nursing programs from largest to smallest.

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Montana State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 189 students during the 2012 period
Montana State University - Northern
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 69 students during the 2012 period
Carroll College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 53 students during the 2012 period
City College, Montana State University - Billings
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 39 students during the 2012 period
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 33 students during the 2012 period
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 35 students during the 2012 period
Miles Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34 students during the 2012 period
Missoula College, University of Montana
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 33 students during the 2012 period
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 22 students during the 2012 period
Helena College, University of Montana
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 29 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Salish Kootenai College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Flathead Valley Community College
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 22 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
Great Falls College, Montana State University
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Montana State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 189 students
Montana State University - Northern Associate's Degree in Nursing 69 students
Carroll College Bachelor of Science in Nursing 53 students
City College, Montana State University - Billings Associate's Degree in Nursing 39 students
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 33 students
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Associate's Degree in Nursing 35 students
Miles Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 34 students
Missoula College, University of Montana Associate's Degree in Nursing 33 students
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 22 students
Helena College, University of Montana Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 29 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 16 students
Salish Kootenai College Associate's Degree in Nursing 23 students
Flathead Valley Community College Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 22 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 10 students
Great Falls College, Montana State University Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 17 students