RN to BSN Programs in Maine
The RN to BSN degree is designed for registered nurses that have have graduated from associate and diploma nursing programs. Many of the RN to BSN tracks offered online as well as those based at colleges and universities in Maine will offer credit toward a degree based on work experience and previous education. Certain general education and pre-requisites may be required as part of the RN to BSN program. Request information from the schools below to learn more about the schools, programs and credits available.
Most working RNs have found that online or distance RN to BSN programs are more flexible than attending classes on campus and allow for a smoother transition when returning to school. The curriculum, course materials and costs are identical in most cases.
Job Outlook and Salaries for Nurses with a BSN
The increased complexities in nursing care have lead many employers in Maine, as well as other states, to hire baccalaureate educated nurses instead of associate degree or diploma educated nurses. The same goes for practical nursing, many employers have moved away from hiring LPNs and toward hiring BSN educated nurses. The BSN educated nurse has proven their commitment to the nursing field as well as demonstrated their competence by completing a rigorous program.
The job outlook in Portland, Bangor, York, and other cities throughout Maine looks excellent with multiple job openings for BSN educated nurses. Recent graduates of RN to BSN programs in MAine have found employment in hospitals, with travel nursing companies, hospice, home health agencies, private practices, and other health care related organizations.
The correlation between education and salary is evident in the recent graduates of RN to BSN programs being presented opportunities for advancement and specializations by their employers. As would be expected, advancement and specialization correlate to higher salaries. Recent nursing salary research found that registered nurses with a BSN earn roughly six thousand dollars a year more than associate degree or diploma educated nurses. Experience, position, employer, and location could play a significant factors in salary figures.
Nursing Schools Offering RN to BSN Programs in Maine and Online
Learn more about RN to BSN programs in Maine by requesting information from these Nationally accredited schools. You might also be interested in the RN to MSN programs in Maine.
- Grand Canyon University - Accredited Degrees in Nursing
- Capella University - Earn your RN-to-BSN online from Capella University
- Purdue University Global - Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Liberty University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Walden University - Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates
Schools Based in Maine Offering an RN to BSN Program
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Nursing – Family and Community Nurse Practitioner
The MSN programs at Husson College are CCNE accredited.
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401-2999
University of Maine
Programs Offered: RN to BSN Program offered and approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The University of Miane – School of Nursing
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5724
University of Maine – Fort Kent
Programs Offered: RN to BSN Track offered on campus and online. This program can be completed in two years if prerequisites and support courses have previously been completed. Articulation agreement option. Program is accredited by the Maine State Board of Nursing.
University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743
University of Southern Maine
Programs Offered:Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
College of Nursing and Health Professions
University of Southern Maine
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
University of New England
Programs Offered: Master’s of Nurse Anesthesia
The nursing programs at the University of New England are accredited by The National League for Nursing (NLN) and approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing.
University of New England (two campus locations)
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
Westbrook College Campus
716 Stevens Ave.
Portland, ME 04103