RN Programs in Maine

Become a Registered Nurse (RN) in Maine! This guide covers requirements, accredited programs, salary & job outlook, and the Maine State Board of Nursing.
RN Programs in Maine

Are you looking for a stable career, even during economic downturns? The healthcare industry is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States, and nursing is one of the most in-demand professions. Registered nurses (RNs) in Maine earn an average annual salary of about $77,410.

Requirements to Become an RN in Maine

To become an RN in Maine (and other states), you must graduate from an accredited RN training program. While you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, the quickest path to becoming an RN is to earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. Completing an approved nursing program is the main requirement for taking the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

The NCLEX-RN is a two-part exam. You must pass both parts to obtain your RN license in Maine.

Accredited RN Programs in Maine

There are several outstanding schools in Maine that offer RN training programs. Here are a few of the best:

  1. Beal College

    99 Farm Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 307-3900
  2. Central Maine Community College

    1250 Turner St, Auburn, ME 04210
    (207) 755-5100
  3. Eastern Maine Community College

    354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 974-4600
  4. Husson University

    1 College Cir, Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 941-7000
  5. Kennebec Valley Community College

    92 Western Ave, Fairfield, ME 04937
    (207) 453-5000
  6. Maine College of Health Professions

    70 Middle St, Lewiston, ME 04240
    (207) 795-2840
  7. Northern Maine Community College

    33 Edgemont Dr, Presque Isle, ME 04769
    (207) 768-2700
  8. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME 04084
    (207) 892-6766
  9. Southern Maine Community College

    2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 741-5500
  10. University of Maine at Fort Kent

    23 University Dr, Fort Kent, ME 04743
    (207) 834-7500
  11. University of Maine at Orono

    5713 Chadbourne Hall, Orono, ME 04473
    (207) 581-1865
  12. University of New England

    11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005
    (207) 283-0171

RN Job Outlook and Salary in Maine

Maine RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 3.3% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Maine earn an average annual salary of $77,410 per year, equivalent to $37.22 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Maine, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland5,150$38.13$79,320

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Maine State Board of Nursing

The Maine State Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Maine for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

Maine State Board of Nursing

161 Capitol St, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 287-1133
(207) 287-1149

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