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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Maine


Around 2.5% of Maine's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 693 nurses graduate from Maine's 12 BSN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a BSN program is University of Maine, which is located in Orono. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, 98 students graduated from University of Maine's BSN program. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which is located in Standish, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a BSN program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. 73 students graduated with degree in BSN from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in 2010. Tuition at Saint Joseph's College of Maine was $27,345 per year.

University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a BSN program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. 165 students graduated with degree in BSN from University of Southern Maine in 2010. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Maine's BSN schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,963 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine BSN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

The BSN schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

A BSN degree from a Maine school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Maine nurses:

  1. Cumberland County - 9,480 nurses
  2. Penobscot County - 1,930 nurses
  3. Aroostook County - 1,710 nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 16,830 nurses will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of nurses to grow by 16%.

Salary

On average, nurses earn $64,650 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine nurse earned as little as less than $39,840 per year or as much as more than $93,000 per year. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Penobscot County - $69,250 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $65,390 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $61,000 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Aroostook County - $59,200 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $61,000 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $65,390 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Maine were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $64,650 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Maine were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $64,650 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 14,730 $64,650 10.5%
 

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