LVN in Montana

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Montana


Each year, approximately 0.8% of Montana graduates receive certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 130 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Montana's 5 LVN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a LVN program is The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated 35 students from its LVN program. The University of Montana charged in-state students $5,476 in tuition fees per year.

Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology, which is located in Billings, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 84th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology graduated 44 students from its LVN program. The tuition rate at Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology was $3,693 per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana that has a LVN program is University of Montana-Helena College of Technology. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Helena. In 2010, 19 students graduated from University of Montana-Helena College of Technology LVN program. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology charged in-state students $3,030 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Montana's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,761 per year, though tuition can range from $5,476 per year to $3,024 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana LVN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  2. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology - located in Billings, students are charged $3,693 per year
  3. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year

The LVN schools in Montana that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology - located in Great Falls, students are charged $3,024 per year
  2. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology - located in Helena, students are charged $3,030 per year
  3. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year

A LVN certificate from a Montana school... what next?

A large number of Montana LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,920 Montana licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. The Montana counties with the largest populations of licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Carbon County - 760 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Beaverhead County - 750 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Flathead County - 420 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,500 licensed vocational nurses working in the Montana then.

Salary

A licensed vocational nurse in Montana makes an average of $35,660 per year. However, this number is only an average. licensed vocational nurses in Montana had varying salaries from $21,970 to $46,910 per year in 2010. A licensed vocational nurse in the following Montana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Big Horn County - $37,810 per year
  2. Cascade County - $37,320 per year
  3. Flathead County - $36,800 per year

On average, licensed vocational nurses earns the least in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $33,670 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $35,030 per year
  3. Carter County - $35,410 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Montana
  • Certificate in Nursing in Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
7,327 miles from location Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell MT 10.7207 n/a 2,501
7,206 miles from location Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology Great Falls MT 10.7958 n/a 2,442
7,115 miles from location Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology Billings MT 15.6033 n/a 1,406
7,257 miles from location University of Montana-Helena College of Technology Helena MT 12.9532 n/a 1,380
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 2,920 $35,660 4.7%
 

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