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Aspiring registered nurses (RNs) in Maine can choose to complete their pre-licensure programs at a public or private college, both of which offer distinct benefits. Public schools are usually subsidized by the government, making them less expensive and more accessible than private schools. Public colleges and universities are also found in cities and towns all around the country, making them convenient to attend while living close to home.

In spite of the difference in cost, public colleges or state universities offer the same nursing programs as private schools, and award the same types of degrees. Registered nurses typically pursue bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degrees for their pre-licensure programs. Although this is the most common career path in nursing, hospitals are increasingly urging their RNs to return to school to pursue master of science in nursing (MSN) programs to become nurse practitioners (NPs).

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There are approximately 13,890 RNs working in Maine, earning annual salaries in the range of $52,320 to $72,560. As a point of comparison, the in-state salary range for NPs working in Maine is between $81,610 and $106,000. Opportunities in the nursing field are projected to grow in the years ahead. Some of the leading employers for nurses in the state are Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Genesis Healthcare.

If you are interested in starting your nursing career in Maine, check out the below list of the best public nursing schools in the state.

Featured Schools

Portland

Southern Maine Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Southern Maine
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Maine cities

Central Maine Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Eastern Maine Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Maine Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Maine
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Maine at Augusta
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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