RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Maine

The state of Maine has two universities that offer RN to MSN programs. There are also a number of online RN to MSN programs offered in Maine by some well respected and nationally accredited schools of nursing. The schools offering RN to MSN bridge programs in Maine are listed below along with their accreditation and contact method information. You may also be interested in the RN to BSN programs offered in Maine.

Higher education in nursing allows for career mobility. An RN to MSN program streamlines the education and allows ADN or Diploma educated registered nurses to pursue any one of a number of specializations with great career opportunities. The Maine Department of Labor projects 27% job growth in the nursing profession through 2012 and most likely longer. Nurses with a master's in nursing will have numerous opportunities in advanced practice, nursing education, management, informatics and other leadership positions. As with most industries, higher education often translates to positions with greater responsibilities and greater earning opportunities.

Online RN to MSN Programs Offered in Maine

The rural geography of the state has impeded opportunities for higher education in the past, however, now the online RN to MSN offers registered nurses an opportunity to pursue higher education from just about anywhere. The AACN has praise for the online RN to MSN and the accessibility these programs bring to rural areas of the country. The online RN to MSN programs listed below include their accreditation, specialization tracks and contact methods. Request additional program information from the schools that meet your strengths and goals.

Reasons to start an RN to MSN program include the fact that, according to the Maine Minimum Data Set released in November, 2007, only 10.4% of working nurses in Maine held a master's in nursing. This means there are many opportunities out there for master's educated nurses in nursing education, advanced practice, management and other exciting areas. Learn more after contacting the schools listed below.

Universities Based in Maine Offering RN to MSN Programs

University of Southern Maine

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (AHCNS), Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMH/CNS), Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner (APMH/CNS/NP), Family Psychiatric/Mental health Nurse Practitioner (FPMH/NP) Clinical Nurse Leader, Dual Degree Program: MSN/MBA)

College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240, PH: 207-753-6552

University of Maine School of Nursing

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

School of Nursing, 5724 Dunn Hall, The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5724, PH: 207-581-2592

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