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South Portland, Maine RN Programs

Get your RN degree in South Portland, ME - online & campus-based options available.
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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer South Portland RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in South Portland?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Maine. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Maine. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Maine.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

Top RN Schools Near You

More programs in this area

Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, Maine 4106
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 4103
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, Maine 4103
St. Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, Maine 4084
Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 4210
Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, Maine 4240
University of Southern Maine
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, Maine 4240