Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Maineskip to featured accredited online programs in Maine
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Maine
Husson University / EMMC
One College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
University of Maine
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Maine MSN Degree Prerequisites
Maine nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by The Maine Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Maine, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Maine and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Maine RN to MSN programs
Those holding Maine RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Maine MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Maine, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Maine Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Maine grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Maine, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Maine.
Maine MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Maine.