Maine FNP Programs

We found 6 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Maine.

Maine is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure.

After completing their Master's study, Maine nurses can apply for and obtain an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license and should seek accreditation from a national certification institution associated with their specialty, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists, the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, or the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties.

Consider a Featured Online FNP or DNP Program currently accepting applicants:

George Mason University offers an Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The program is CCNE accredited and prepares you to sit for exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Regis College offers multiple online Master of Science in Nursing programs from five specialties, including Pediatric NP, Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Women’s Health NP or Adult-Geriatric NP. ACEN Accredited. Regis College also offers an Online DNP program.

Typical Curriculum for a Master's of Nursing

A full-time student can typically complete a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2 years, though most schools offer a part-time option. Nursing programs generally require students to complete a core curriculum before delving into the nursing specialty of their choice. This core curriculum tends to cover topics relating to research methods, foundational theories of nursing roles (including ethical and legal considerations), nursing informatics, healthcare policy, pharmacology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology.

Following these initial semesters of coursework, students will learn advanced material relevant to the track of their choice. The latter part of a Master's in Nursing will likely integrate practical clinical experience with classroom study, allowing students to both learn from and apply their skills to real-life situations. In Maine, a Nurse Practitioner is required to be familiar with pharmacology, either through 45 clinical hours or 3 credit hours of curricular study.

Nursing Licensure in Maine

After attending an ADN or BSN program recognized by the Maine Board of Nursing, applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam and then apply online with the Maine State Board of Nursing for licensure to practice in Maine.

Maine requires that nurses renew their licenses every two years, and nurses must complete 75 Continuing Education Hours prior to each renewal. In Maine, nurse practitioners must meet a requirement of at least two years of supervised practice.

Consider a Featured Online FNP Program currently accepting applicants:

Nursing @ Simmons delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from Simmons University. The CCNE-accredited program is designed for licensed RNs, who already hold a Bachelor's degree, seeking to advance their careers by earning an MSN in as few as 20 months.
APRNs, earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online in as little as two years from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Become a leader in your field and improve health care through evidence-based research. Master of Science in Nursing and RN license required.

Nursing @ Georgetown delivers the online MS in Nursing program from Georgetown University. In as few as 19 months, RNs with a BSN can earn their degrees to pursue certification in an APRN specialty.
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Nursing @ USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN required.

Salary Information for Nurse Practitioners in Maine

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Maine was $103,220 (slightly lower than the national estimate, which is $110,030). Registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $67,610 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists earned $170,300 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790).

FNP Programs in Maine

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Husson University
Bangor
  • MSN - Family and Community Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited
University of Maine
Orono
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) - CCNE Accredited
University of Southern Maine
Portland
  • MS in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited

MSN Programs in Maine

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants