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.<!- mfunc feat_school ->
- Earn your RN-to-BSN online from Capella University
- Online Nursing Degrees
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates
- Ranked #15 in Best Online Master's in Nursing Program by US News, Seton Hall University offers two fully online Nurse Practitioner programs: Adult Gerontology with Acute and Primary Tracks and Psychiatric Mental Health.
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
| Eastern Maine Community College|
354 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401
| Kennebec Valley Community College|
92 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
| Northern Maine Community College|
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769-2099
| Southern Maine Community College|
So. Portland, ME 04106
| Intercoast Career Institute|
207 Gannett Dr., Suite 1
So. Portland, ME 04106