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Maine RN Programs

For those who are interested in a job in the medical field that offers competitive pay and job security, registered nursing might be a great option. The role of an RN is challenging and rewarding, as all patients are different. Whether one is just entering the workforce or looking to reinvent a career, RN programs in Maine could be the perfect opportunity to succeed.

There are many RN programs in Maine, ranging from 2 years to 4 years in length. Students also have the opportunity to specialize or pursue more advanced degrees. Due to the wide range of RN programs in Maine, an applicant should be able to find one to meet his or her needs.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Maine

In order to become licensed by examination in Maine, one must register for and pass the NCLEX and submit the application for licensure by examination. The application must be in ink or typewritten and signed and notarized. The following items must be submitted with the application:

  • $75 fee
  • Recent passport-type photo
  • Official transcripts (out of state programs)

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Maine

In order to qualify for licensure by endorsement, one must have completed a nursing education program that is at least 2 years in length. The individual must have been licensed by examination in English, and must meet the qualification required in Maine for graduation.

The applicant must submit the completed, notarized application for licensure by endorsement along with the $75 fee and passport-type photo. Verification of licensure is also required from original state or jurisdiction, as well as any other state or jurisdiction in which the individual was licensed.

Maine is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. One cannot become licensed in Maine if his or her primary state of residence is another compact state, but he or she can obtain multistate privilege from that state. One can only be licensed in Maine if he or she is a resident of Maine or a non-compact state.

An applicant for licensure by endorsement may obtain a 90 day permit while his or her application is processed.

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The Best RN Schools in Maine

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Maine residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Maine Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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1441 nursing students recently graduated from Maine nursing schools.

Maine State Board of Nursing
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149

Maine State Nurses Association

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Schools with RN Programs Accepting Students in Maine

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Maine

Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME
Husson University / EMMC
One College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 04937
University of Maine - Fort Kent
23 University Dr.
Fort Kent, ME 04743
Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
University of Southern Maine
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
University of Maine
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
St. Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084

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