RN in Montana

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Montana


Around 2.7% of Montana's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Montana's 10 RN schools put out approximately 457 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a RN program is Carroll College, which is located in Helena. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. 41 students graduated with a degree in RN from Carroll College in 2010. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a RN program. It is located in Missoula. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated 20 students from its RN program. Tuition at The University of Montana was $5,476 per year.

Montana State University-Northern, which is located in Havre, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 62 students graduated from Montana State University-Northern RN program. Montana State University-Northern charged in-state students $5,480 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Rn schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $7,998 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,594 per year, or as little as $3,030 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. University of Great Falls - located in Great Falls, students are charged $18,956 per year
  3. Montana State University - located in Bozeman, students are charged $6,168 per year

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

  1. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology - located in Helena, students are charged $3,030 per year
  2. Miles Community College - located in Miles City, students are charged $3,420 per year
  3. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology - located in Billings, students are charged $3,693 per year

A RN degree from a Montana school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Montana go on to work as a registered nurse. 8,500 registered nurses were working in Montana in 2010. The largest populations of Montana registered nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Carbon County - 1,980 registered nurses
  2. Beaverhead County - 1,830 registered nurses
  3. Missoula County - 1,300 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Montana will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 9,970 registered nurses working in Montana.

Salary

On average, registered nurses earn $57,860 per year. However, Montana registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $38,350 per year to more than $80,310 per year in 2010. A registered nurse in the following Montana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Carbon County - $60,990 per year
  2. Cascade County - $59,930 per year
  3. Flathead County - $58,870 per year

The Montana counties with the lowest average salary for registered nurses are:

  1. Big Horn County - $51,370 per year
  2. Carter County - $53,970 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $56,710 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Montana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, 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 Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Montana
  • Certificate in Nursing in Montana

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
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
7,230 miles from location Montana State University Bozeman MT 31.0254 50% 12,348
7,294 miles from location Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte MT 27.5589 96% 2,187
7,258 miles from location Carroll College Helena MT 63.4046 36% 1,462
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
7,116 miles from location Montana State University-Northern Havre MT 53.4818 80% 1,275
0 miles from location Salish Kootenai College Pablo MT 22.6874 n/a 1,204
7,208 miles from location University of Great Falls Great Falls MT 11.7224 n/a 858
6,975 miles from location Miles Community College Miles City MT 21.7279 n/a 502
 

Curious what studying RN gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 8,500 $57,860 13.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are RN related jobs in Montana