Nurse Practitioner Programs in Montana

Nurse Practitioners in Montana are referred to as NP's and they fall under the umbrella of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN's). Other APRN specialties include nurse anesthetists, nurse midwifes, and clinical nurse specialists.

The Montana State Board of Nursing has several requirements that must be met in order to become a nurse practitioner (NP). First of all, you must be a licensed RN in the state of Montana. In addition, you must have a masters degree from an accredited nursing program that focuses on a specific APRN specialty. Finally, you must be board certified in the specific area of which you would like to practice.

As a Nurse Practitioner in Montana, you will act as a primary care provider in various settings including physician offices, acute care clinics, long term care facilities, and ambulatory settings, and rural clinics. Nurse practitioners focus on disease prevention and health promotion, diagnosing and managing illnesses, and providing overall care for patients and their families. There is a tremendously high demand for nurse practitioners in the rural areas of Montana. They are being called upon to not only care for families in rural areas, but to serve as leaders in the development and implementation of rural health care policy.

Nurse Practitioner salaries in Montana can vary greatly and are dependent upon factors such as experience, specialization, and physical location. According to the results of the 2007 Salary Survey, nurse practitioners in MT make an average of $75,360 per year.

Below you will find a number of accredited online Nurse Practitioner and other ANRP programs available to RN's in Montana. You may also be interested in the other MSN specializations offered in Montana. Completion of any of these advanced practice nursing programs will allow you to take a national certifying exam in your area of expertise, thus allowing you to become licensed as a nurse practitioner or another type of APRN in Montana. Request information from the programs that interest you to learn more.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in Montana

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Kaplan University

The RN to BSN program offered by Kaplan University is CCNE accredited. Kaplan University is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nurse Education (CCNE) for the Master of Science in Nursing - nurse practitioner programs. The CCNE accreditation visit to Kaplan University for review of the MSN programs occurred in November, 2011. Graduates of unaccredited nurse practitioner programs are not eligible to sit for national certification exams. The majority of states require nurse practitioners to be nationally certified for licensure to practice. Currently the Online MSN - Adult NP and Family NP programs are only available in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota. If you are at the "researching" nurse practitioner programs stage, this would be a worthwhile opportunity to request information from Kaplan University to learn more about approval dates and more.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Montana State University

Programs Offered: MN - Family Nurse Practitioner, MN - Clinical Nurse Leader

  • P.O. Box 173560
    Bozeman, MT 59717-3560
    (406) 994-3783

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