Montana Nursing Schools and Programs

Largely known as "Big Sky Country," Montana has amazing picturesque beauty. The state is full of vast ranches, has the best small skiing in America, and is a fly fisherman’s heaven. Montana is home to Glacier National Park and has three entrances to Yellowstone National Park. Rich with Native American history and historic sites there is much to see in this large state. As a nursing student, you are sure to be taken by the beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures.

Montana has great nursing programs and is more than willing to give extra support to nursing students in hopes the nursing shortage does not increase. The rural areas are in special need due to the aging nursing population. Montana’s programs range from community colleges to universities and have specific needs for PhD and specialty nurses. These pay higher as well, so it is a definite factor to consider when deciding what nursing program is best. Montana has a bill in place where, if passed, the bill would provide grants to nursing schools to help them increase enrollment in their doctoral programs. The lack of PhDs means a lack of faculty to teach new nurses. Scholarships are in place for nurses who agree to work for a certain period of time in particular areas, while some colleges are extending distance learning or online programs for the most rural areas of the state.

Degree Programs:

Coordinator, Correctional, Disabilities, ER, Endocrinology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Joint Degree MSN/MPA, Labor and Delivery, Managed Care, Master of Science (MSN), Men's Health, Midwife (CNM), Oral/Maxillofacial, PICU

Largest Cities:

Anaconda, Billings, Bozeman, Browning, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Lolo, McCall, Miles City, Missoula, Polson, St. Anthony

Additional Resources:

Montana Board of Nursing

Montana Nursing Association

Montana Travel

Montana Hospital Directory

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Carroll College 1,400 Private Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships
Miles Community College 590 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Montana State University - Bozeman 10,500 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Montana State University - Northern 1,400 Public Yes No Associate, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Montana Tech of the University of Montana 2,000 Public No No Associate find scholarships
Salish Kootenai College 1,000 Private Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

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American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management