Practical Nursing (LPN) Programs in Maine

Maine state law requires that in order to be licensed and practice as a practical nurse, one must complete a state approved certificate or diploma program designed to prepare practical nurses. As of December, 2007, there are five community colleges approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing that offer LPN programs. As of the publishing of this page, only Central Maine Community College is offering a practical nursing program. This information may have changed since publishing, so please inquire with the other colleges to verify.

On September 26, 2007, the Maine State Board of Nursing granted initial approval to Intercoast Career Institute (ICCI) to offer a practical nursing program.

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Salaries and Job Outlook for Practical Nurses in Maine

LPN/LVN nursing salaries as of 2008, range from $28,000 to over $35,000 annually. These numbers are based on open positions and employer reported salaries for those positions in Maine. LPNs in Maine have a favorable job outlook with options to work in a variety of environments and flexible schedules. LPNs in Maine have recently found employment in hospitals, home health agencies, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing centers, and other health care facilities. Many employers offer outstanding benefit packages including career development and tuition reimbursement programs. This is a great time to begin a nursing career. You may also be interested in exploring medical assistant programs in Maine as an alternative option to an entry level career into healthcare.

Careers with similar income potential and education requirements include Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding.

Maine State Board of Nursing Approved Practical Nursing Programs

Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
784-2385
FAX: 755-5496
aschuet@cmcc.edu
Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401
PH: 974-4657
FAX: 974-4608
sroche@emcc.edu
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
PH: 453-5167
FAX: 453-5194
mparker@kvcc.me.edu
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769-2099
PH: 768-2749
FAX: 768-2831
nbconant@nmcc.edu
Southern Maine Community College
Fort Road
So. Portland, ME 04106
PH: 741-5590
FAX: 741-5690
nsmith@smccme.edu
Intercoast Career Institute
207 Gannett Dr., Suite 1
So. Portland, ME 04106
PH: 822-9802
FAX: 822-9801
medwards@intercoast.edu
  

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