Find a nursing school near you

Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Montana’s nursing industry? You can explore your options below in each of the state’s major nursing pathways.

Certified nursing assistant
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) must be equipped with basic healthcare skills, a patient outlook, a warm personality, and a high degree of professionalism. Highlands College of Montana Tech offers one of the state’s premier CNA certificate programs each fall, spring, and summer semester. This course of study requires just a few months to complete. The median annual salary for Montana’s CNAs is $23,940.

Find a school

Licensed practical nurse
Aspiring licensed practical nurses (LPNs) must complete a state-approved associate’s degree program in practical nursing and successfully pass a national licensure examination. Montana’s LPNs are also required to renew their licenses every two years by completing 24 hours of re-education. Missoula College offers an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in practical nursing which prepares students to work for local employers like Community Medical Center and Providence Health & Services. The state has a handful of other public colleges that also offer accredited practical nursing degree programs. The state’s LPNs earn a median annual salary of $37,530.

Registered nurse
Registered nurses (RNs) may pursue one of two licensure pathways in Montana: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). All candidates must successfully pass a national licensure examination before practicing. Similar to LPNs, Montana’s RNs must also renew their licenses biannually. The state has ten RN prelicensure programs in total, including eight ADN programs and two BSN programs. The median annual salary for Montana’s RNs is an attractive $58,840.

Interested to learn more? Below you can find a full list of accredited nursing schools in Montana.

Featured Schools

Montana

Blackfeet Community College
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Carroll College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
City College, Montana State University - Billings
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Flathead Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Great Falls College, Montana State University
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Helena College, University of Montana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Highlands College of Montana Tech
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Miles Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Missoula College, University of Montana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Montana State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Montana State University - Northern
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salish Kootenai College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Providence
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Blackfeet Community College Browning
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Carroll College Helena
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
City College, Montana State University - Billings Billings
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Great Falls College, Montana State University Great Falls
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Helena College, University of Montana Helena
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Miles Community College Miles City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Missoula College, University of Montana Missoula
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Montana State University Bozeman
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Montana State University - Northern Havre
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salish Kootenai College Pablo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Providence Great Falls
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Category: