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Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Maine (ME)

In the state of Maine there are many Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) training programs. It is important before enrolling to find out if the school’s LPN program is state approved so that your education will be recognized by the state. This will be required if you wish to practice in the state of Maine. It is also important to find out about the school’s reputation in the health care industry, the percentage of students that graduate, and the percentage of students that find work after graduation. The answer to those questions will be a good indicator of the quality of the training program itself. This will also help you decide if the program provides its students with the necessary tools to obtain employment.

A lot of LPN training programs in Maine offer certificate programs which usually take about one year to complete. There are also two-year programs that go a little more in-depth and result in an Associate’s degree. These programs can be found in both vocational and community colleges. In order to accommodate working students, there are many schools that have online courses. The advantage to online courses is the flexibility that is provided but in the health care industry an on-campus learning environment might be more practical. The teacher would be available to answer any questions and provide the support that a lot of students need.

Before enrolling in a Maine LPN program, it is important to sit with a school counselor to discuss the coursework and graduation requirements. Career options and information can also be provided. The counselor can also let the student know what elective courses are recommended and which ones are required for different specialty areas. The basic science courses are biology, human anatomy, psychology, and common nursing practices. Additional courses may be gerontology, pharmacology, and special needs patients. A proper LPN training program will prepare a student to sit and pass the state examination (NCLEX-PN) and get them ready to begin a new career as a practical nurse in Maine.


LPN Training Classes in Maine

As few as 20 months

 

Nursing@Simmons enables Registered Nurses to earn an MSN online from Simmons College and prepare to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in as few as 20 months. 

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Seacoast Career College offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Professional Medical Assistant
Locations: Sanford

With the intentional structuring of the curricula in the caring science based upon the work of nurse theorist Dr. Jean Watson, our faculty are here to support you on your journey to academic and professional success, and inspire you to BE COMPASSIONATE as you provide nursing care to patients and their families. The Nevada State College School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs:

  • RN to BSN Online

List of LPN Schools in Maine (ME)

Complete list of Maine schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
207-755-5408

Eastern Maine Community College

354 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401
207-974-4657

Northern Maine Community College

33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-768-2749

Southern Maine Community College

Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
207-741-5588

Intercoast Career Institute

207 Gannett Dr
South Portland, ME 04106
207-822-9802

Practical Nursing Resources

Current LPN Job Listings
LPN Average Salary
LPN Job Description

Maine Board of Nursing

161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-1133


Accredited Online LPN Programs

Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online

National Directory of LPN Training Programs