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Montana RN Programs

Those who enjoy helping others should look into registered nursing. This is a challenging and rewarding career path for those who wish to make a difference. Montana RN programs are a great start to such a career.

With the current state of the economy, it seems that there are few jobs that offer stability and a positive outlook for growth. Registered nursing is a high-demand career with many opportunities to advance. RN programs in Montana, set graduates up for a great career.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Montana

In Montana, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. In both cases, an individual is required to have completed a board-approved nursing program.

In order to become an RN by examination, one must submit the appropriate application and $100 fee. In addition, he must register for and pass the NCLEX. Foreign educated applicants must complete the following:

  • Official course-by-course evaluation by CGFNS or IERF
  • An English proficiency exam
  • An NCLEX predictor exam from CGFNS

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Montana

Those who have been licensed by examination previously in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement. In order to do so, one must complete the appropriate application and pay the $200 fee. An individual must meet the following requirements in order to do so:

  • Passing score on the NCLEX or SBTPE
  • Verification of licensure from the original state
  • Verification of licensure from all states and jurisdictions where he or she has been licensed in the past 2 years
  • Foreign applicants: Official course-by-course evaluation by CGFNS or IERF, an English proficiency exam, and an NCLEX predictor exam from CGFNS
  • Renewing an RN License

    All RN licenses expire on December 31 of even numbered years. RNs are required to complete 24 contact hours of continuing education in each 2 year licensure period. There is currently a $100 renewal fee.

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    The Best RN Schools in Montana

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Montana residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Montana 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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    940 nursing students recently graduated from Montana nursing schools.

    Montana State Board of Nursing
    301 South Park
    PO Box 200513
    Helena, MT 59620-0513
    Phone: (406) 841-2340
    Fax: (406) 841-2305

    Montana Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Montana

Montana State University
211 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
University of Montana - Montana Technical
1300 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
Montana State University - Northern
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501
Carroll College
1601 North Benton Ave.
Helena, MT 59625
University of Montana - Helena College of Technology
1115 North Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601
Miles Community College
2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City, MT 59301
University of Montana - Missoula College of Technology
909 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
Salish Kootenai College
58138 US Hwy 93
Pablo, MT 59855

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