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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Maine


Each year, approximately 2.5% of Maine graduates receive degrees in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 693 registered nurses graduate from Maine's 12 RN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a RN 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 RN program. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a RN program is Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Standish. In 2010, 73 students graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine RN program. Saint Joseph's College of Maine charged in-state students $27,345 in tuition fees per year.

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

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maine RN school, average tuition will be $9,963 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,124 per year to $29,330 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine RN 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 lowest tuition rates at Maine RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 RN degree from a Maine school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Maine go on to work as a registered nurse. 14,730 registered nurses were working in Maine in 2010. The Maine counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Maine will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 16,830 registered nurses working in Maine.

Salary

On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $64,650 per year in Maine state. In 2010, however, some Maine registered nurses earned as little as less than $39,840 per year or as much as more than $93,000 per year. On average a registered nurse earns the most in the following Maine counties:

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

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,236 miles from location University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME 9.60484 n/a 5,054
5,249 miles from location University of New England Biddeford ME 25.4084 23% 4,493
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,260 miles from location Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish ME 57.7119 26% 2,727
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,232 miles from location University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent ME 19.2548 n/a 1,126
 

Curious what studying RN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

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

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are RN related jobs in Maine