There are 14 different nursing schools in Maine that are in our database. The state is not that large, so most colleges that have campus locations are within a relatively drive-able distance.

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Nurses are in demand virtually the world over. Many countries, including the Unites States are experiencing a shortage of nursing care providers. As a result, there are a lot of sign on bonuses and other benefits for people with a nursing degree. It used to be that the only way to get any kind of nursing degree was to go to a four year school with a nursing program, which left a lot of excellent prospective nurses without a way to pursue their education. Now, with Maine nursing programs, more people than ever before can help fill the worldwide shortage of nurses.


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Career Options for Maine Nurses

Any would-be nurse should visit Maine’s Board of Nursing for more information on becoming a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and more. As an RN, LPN, APRN, or CNA, you should have multiple options to seek full time employment in hospitals, medical clinics, Doctor’s offices, hospice care, psychiatric centers, or charitable organizations, like Doctors Without Borders.

Nurses in Maine receive very competitive salaries, usually between $35,000 to $67,000. This depends heavily on the area where the nurse is located, and what kind of health care facility they work for. It should be noted that even nurses whose pay scale is at the lower end of the spectrum generally receive excellent health benefits through their jobs, which may make nursing a worthwhile career option in itself. All figures are from the BLS.

Outlook

It’s estimated that there will be a shortage of over three hundred thousand nurses by the year 2015, and that number is expected to grow to over eight hundred thousand as little as five years later. Health care facilities are struggling to meet their nursing needs, so, for nursing students, it’s a job seekers market out there. Some hospitals are offering sign on bonuses in addition to a nurse’s regular pay and benefits.


Maine Nursing Degrees by Program

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Maine Board of Nursing

Maine’s Board of Nursing is a key resource for information on licensing and examinations for registered and licensed nurses, educational requirements and resources for nursing students, Maine nursing programs, and many other topics of interest to nurses and nursing students alike. The Board of Nursing can be reached through their website, or at 158 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 or on their website.

Nursing Scholarship & Grant Info for Maine

The W. Scott Reid Scholarship Fund
The Fund provides nursing scholarships once a year to students enrolled in accredited nursing programs in Maine.  Application forms are required and must be submitted annually by March.  Awards are made based on academic potential, family background and financial status, and personal essay. Interested nursing students should contact the Fund, c/o IOOF Grand Lodge of Maine, 80 Caron Lane, Auburn, ME 04210 or by calling them at (207) 786-3638.

The Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation is a major provider of scholarships and grants to Maine residents attending institutions of higher education in the state.  Nursing students who meet eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for scholarships.  Each scholarship program has its own eligibility criteria that include county of residency, high school the applicant attended, and college major.  Award amounts vary as do deadlines for each.  The Foundation provides guidance to applicants who need assistance completing scholarship applications.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or by calling the Scholarship Funds Manager at (207) 667-9735.

Barking Foundation, Inc.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to Maine residents pursuing a college degree.  Only undergraduate students enrolled in their first degree program are eligible to apply for scholarships.  Applicants must have resided for a minimum of four consecutive years prior to request submission.  Award amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000 and may be renewed once.  Awards are made based on financial need, academic performance, personal essay, and letters of recommendation.  Applicants can expect to be notified of award or declination within two months of submission. Nursing students interested in applying for a scholarship should contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 855, Bangor, ME 04402 or by calling (207) 990-2910.

The University of Maine
The University’s School of Nursing offers several nursing scholarships and grants to help students pay for tuition costs.  Examples include The Buxton-Hollis Community Hospital, Inc. Fund and The William and Jennie Buchanan Scholarship Fund. While both are for nursing students, each has additional eligibility requirements. For information on these and other nursing scholarships contact the School of Nursing at 5724 Dunn Hall, Orono, ME 04469 or call them at (207) 581-2592

Hannaford Charitable Foundation
The Foundation offers scholarships to dependent children of Hannaford Brothers Company employees.   Nursing students who meet this criterion are eligible to apply.  All scholarships are administered by Scholarship America.  Award amounts vary.  For more information, contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 1000, Portland, ME 04104.

George P. Davenport Trust Fund
If you are a graduate of Morse High School who currently resides in Bath, Maine and its immediate surrounding areas, you may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Fund.  In addition to the application form, students must include a copy of all financial aid paperwork submitted to their nursing school.  There are no deadlines for application submissions.  Award amounts range from $250 to $1,500.  Nursing students can request information about their current nursing scholarships by calling the Fund at (207) 443-3431.  Completed applications must be mailed to the Fund at 65 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530.

List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in Maine

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List of Maine Nursing Schools

Central Maine Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210-6498
Phone:(207) 755-5100
Website: www.cmcc.edu
Central Maine Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
70 Middle Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone:(207) 795-2840
Website: www.cmmcson.org
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
is a 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Eastern Maine Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
354 Hogan Rd
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone:(207) 974-4600
Website: www.emcc.edu
Eastern Maine Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Husson University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
Family and Community Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificates
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401-2999
Phone:(800) 448-7766
Website: www.husson.edu
Husson University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Intercoast Career Institute

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Vocationa Nursing (LVN)
207 Gannett Dr
South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone:(207) 822-9802
Website: www.intercoastcolleges.com
Intercoast Career Institute is a less than 2-year, private for-profit institution.

Kennebec Valley Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: Maine State Board of Nursing
92 Western Ave
Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367
Phone:(207) 453-5000
Phone: (800) 528-5882
Website: www.kvcc.me.edu
Kennebec Valley Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Northern Maine Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
33 Edgemont Dr
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2016
Phone:(207) 768-2700
Website: www.nmcc.edu
Northern Maine Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
Phone:(207) 892-6766
Phone: (800) 338-7507
Website: www.sjcme.edu
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Southern Maine Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
2 Fort Road
South Portland, Maine 04106-1698
Phone:(207) 741-5500
Phone: (877) 282-2182
Website: www.smccme.edu
Southern Maine Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of Maine

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone:(207) 581-1110
Website: www.umaine.edu
University of Maine is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Maine at Augusta

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
Phone:(207) 621-3000
Phone: (877) 862-1234
Website: www.uma.edu
University of Maine at Augusta is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, public institution.

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1292
Phone:(207) 834-7500
Phone: (888) 879-8635
Website: www.umfk.maine.edu
University of Maine at Fort Kent is a 4-year, public institution.

University of New England

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Phone:(207) 283-0171
Website: www.une.edu
University of New England is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

University of Southern Maine

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Cllinical Specialist
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Leader
Nurse Educator
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Management
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Foundattions of Holistic Health
Advanced Study in Nursing
Nurse Educator
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
96 Falmouth St
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, Maine 04103
Phone:(207) 780-4141
(800) 800 4876
Website: www.usm.maine.edu
University of Southern Maine is a 4-year, public institution.


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