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.
- 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
Universities Based in Maine Offering RN to MSN Programs
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 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