Maine is a nature-lover’s state, with scenic coastlines, quaint coastal villages, world-class skiing and health care educational and career opportunities that could sate any health care worker’s appetite. Some of the jobs that need attention in Maine include surgical technologists, radiologist jobs, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Becoming a Nurse in Maine

Nurses who wish to earn a BSN or MSN in Maine can do so at Husson College in Bangor, University of Main in Orono, the University of New England in Biddeford, or the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Most of these universities offer specialties in adult and family care, physiology and anatomy. Smaller schools, such as Southern Main Technical College in South Portland and Central Main Community College in Auburn offer an associate’s degree in nursing. Nurses who wish to study holistic care can do so at the University of Maine in Fort Kent.

Nursing Jobs in Maine

Nurses who seek employment in Maine will find salaries that are comparable with the rest of the nation. For instance, the LPN emergency nurse in Main can earn $26,000 per year, and the RN who works as an emergency nurse can make anywhere from $44,000 to $104,000 per year. Major health care employers in this state include Eastern Main Healthcare Systems, with job openings in the Aroostook, Katahdin-Moosehead, Kennebec, Bangor and Downeast regions; Maine General Health, a network of acute care hospitals, physician practices, rehabilitation centers, long term nursing care, and assisted living and retirement communities located in Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jackman, Manchester, Oakland, Skowhegan, Waterville/Fairfield and Winthrop; and Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Top 10 Online Nursing Schools

University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix — BSN, MSN, and Certificate. The University of Phoenix is the nation's largest online university and currently offers several nursing programs at three different degree levels, based on previous nursing education and experience.

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University — Bachelor's, and Master's Nursing Degrees. Kaplan's School of Nursing offers specializations for nurse administrators and nurse educators.

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Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University — BS in Nursing (BSN) and MBA/MS in Nursing. Grand Canyon University offers a unique MBA/MS in nursing degree program that teaches students about the business aspect of healthcare, specifically nursing healthcare. Current nurses who want more business experience will find this may be an ideal fit.

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Liberty University
Liberty University — RN to BSN Degree and MSN Degree. The Department of Nursing at Liberty prepares students for baccalaureate level nursing, putting strong emphasis on Christian ethical standards and viewing nursing as a ministry of caring.

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Walden University
Walden University — M.S. in Nursing (RN Track), M.S in Nursing (BSN Track). Walden offers a wide variety of nursing degrees and certificates that are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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