Maine Nursing Schools and Programs

Maine, the "Pine Tree" state, has a culture that is unique to the northeast U.S. The state is know for its jagged, rocky coastline; its low, rolling mountains; and its heavily forested interior as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. There is an outdoor adventure of every kind from skiing to wind jamming. Maine has famous lighthouses and quaint inns that are historic and romantic. There is something for every nursing student in Maine.

Maine provides a range of nursing education options in the colleges and universities to obtain your associate’s degree to MSN in nurse education. Approximately 13,000 new jobs were created in health care within this state between 1998 and 2008. The nursing shortage did not miss Maine and they are working hard to educate nurses to get them in the field. They are combating the shortage by urging experienced mid-career nurses to become nurse educators. The shortage of nursing staff remains large and RN’s are working extreme overtime hours to help the shortage. Therefore, Maine has ample opportunities for you to pursue your nursing education and provides numerous employment opportunities in hospitals and medical centers located throughout the state.

Degree Programs:

Administrative, Adult Care, Clinical Nurse, Community Health, EMT, Family Care, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Parish Nursing, Pediatrics, Radiology, Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse

Largest Cities:

Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Brunswick, Lewiston, Kennebunk, Madison, Millinocket, Norway, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Wesley

Additional Resources:

Maine State Board of Nursing

Maine Nurse Practitioner Association

Nursing Jobs in Maine

Hospital Directory for Maine

Maine Office of Tourism

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Central Maine Community College 2,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing 100 Private Yes No Associate find scholarships
Eastern Maine Community College 1,540 Public Yes No Associate, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Husson College 2,100 Private Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Kennebec Valley Technical College 1,100 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Northern Maine Technical College 800 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Saint Joseph's College 1,000 Private Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Southern Maine Technical College 2,300 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
University of Maine 11,200 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
University of Maine - Fort Kent 925 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
University of Maine at Augusta 0 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
University of New England 1,200 Private Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, Nurse Anesthetist find scholarships
University of Southern Maine 8,700 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

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American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management