Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Maine nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in America. The need for nurses is doubling at a fast rate. Nursing is a rewarding career that will allow you to give back to others, change lives and contribute to making your community a stronger and healthier place. Maine offers its registered nurses many opportunities to achieve their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree.

Most RNs seeking their BSN degree choose to complete their BSN after receiving an Associate of Nursing Degree first. RNs who start their careers with a 2-year ADN program have many options to transition from an Associate’s degree to a Bachelor degree. There are several accelerated RN to BSN programs in Maine. These programs allow an RN to obtain their BSN degree in a shorter period of time, usually in 1 – 1.5 years. The University of Southern Main and The University of Maine at Fort Kent both offer accelerated RN to BSN Programs.

Most colleges offering an RN to BSN program require about 120 course hours to meet the state requirements for a BSN degree. Some programs are flexible, allowing their RN’s to work while seeking their BSN degree. Some programs offer online courses to make it easier for working nurses to complete their coursework. Classes that are included in most RN to BSN program curriculums are Leadership and/or Management, Complete Health Assessment, Clinical Specialty courses designed to help students choose a specialty career path, Cultural Studies, Additional credits in Psychology, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy and Sociology.

Each program will vary in required coursework, but the topics mentioned are generally included in most programs. In addition to the coursework listed above, students will also be required to complete some amount of clinical training as directed by the program and state guidelines. There are several reasons to pursue an RN to BSN degree program, such as personal career goals, advancement in your current RN position, higher pay, more responsibilities and career advancement opportunities.

Maine RN to BSN Schools


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List of RN to BSN Programs in Maine (ME)

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
University of Maine – Fort Kent
University of Maine
University of New England
University of Southern Maine

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Kaplan University Online
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