There are many nursing schools and community colleges, offering campus and online nursing degree programs for better career opportunities and continuing education. Most of the nursing institutes and degree programs are approved by national and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Maine Board of Nursing.
There are two universities, which offer nursing programs ranging from entry level associate degree to Masters Degree level. They are The University of Maine in Orono, ME, and the University of New England in Portland, ME. Other than these learning centers, there are numerous other nursing institutes, where a nursing student can receive varieties of nursing degrees.
Maine Nursing Degree Program Details
- Nursing Undergraduate Program of Study: This is 4-year bachelor’s degree program which makes a nursing student eligible for registered nurse (RN).
- RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nursing Practitioner: This advanced degree program provides advanced training, which includes family nurse practitioner care for adults, reproductive care of women and ethical issues in health care.
- Individualized Master of Science in Nursing: This program offers students with options of training in fields such as nursing administration, nursing education, or another desired field with courses on advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and development in nursing theory.
- Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Nursing: Existing registered nurses holding a master’s degree in general nursing take this certificate program to advance their knowledge. Students receive specialized training as a nurse practitioner, nurse administrator or a nurse educator.
- Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing: This 2-year program prepares graduates to take the Registered Nurse (RN) license exam.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: This 4-year program provides students with two years of general education coursework and two years of nursing training.
- Master’s of Nurse Anesthesia: This program prepares students for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).
- Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
- Direct Entry MSN