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Nursing Schools in Montana - MT

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The nursing shortage in Montana is having an impact on Montana nursing schools just as it has in other parts of the country. Montana nursing programs are very competitive and many highly qualified applicants are being waitlisted for a year or more. Nursing schools are having a difficult time attracting and retaining nursing faculty, adding to nursing shortage and limited enrollment at nursing schools across the state. Many of Montana’s rural communities are feeling the sting of not having enough nurses on staff at hospitals and physician offices. It’s difficult for those in rural communities to find convenient nursing degree programs.

There are many opportunities for pre-licensure nursing school candidates to pursue their goals. There are extension programs and reciprocity opportunities in bordering states. Explore more detailed information about becoming a Registered Nurse in Montana.

Online Nursing Schools in Montana

Online or distance nursing programs have been a solution for many registered nurses living in rural communities who wish to pursue and advanced degree like a BSN or MSN. The online nursing schools you’ll find here are an excellent alternative to campus based programs that require waitlists or traveling. Online nursing programs in Montana will arrange for clinical training in your community or at a facility that is conveniently located. Our online nursing programs are CCNE accredited and recognized across the country. Take some time to request information from these schools on consider the benefits of an advanced nursing degree and what it can do for your career.

Montana Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

According to the State of Aging in Montana report published by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) in 2002, registered nurses are represent 30 percent of Montana’s healthcare workforce. With the aging population and the average age of nurses in Montana growing, the need for registered nurses is far exceeding the supply. This creates a very positive job outlook for those looking to enter the field or for those looking to advance their career in nursing.

Wages for Nurses in Montana will vary based on location, experience and specialization.



Montana Campus Schools:


National American University
Campus Locations:   Rapid City
Programs: Nursing BSN B.S. , Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.



Online Schools:


Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN


The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN


South University,Online Programs
Online Programs:   Nursing (BSN)


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)

Additional Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs Approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing

Montana State University- Bozeman
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
115 Sherrick Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Carroll College
Bachelor Degree Nursing
1601 North Benton
Helena, MT 59625

Montana Tech of the U of M- Butte - ADN
25 Basin Creek Road
Butte, MT 59701

Miles Community College
Associate Degree RN
2715 Dickson Street
Miles City, MT 59301

Salish Kootenai College
Associate Degree RN
PO Box 117
Pable MT 59855

U of M- Helena- Technical College - ADN Program
1115 North Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601

Montana State University- Northern- ADN
PO Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501

U of M Missoula- College of Technology- ADN
909 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801

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