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Finding the best LPN programs in Maine has never been easier with our free resources. From the day you choose an accredited school to certification, we are there for you! See what the future holds with our latest pulled data and much more! You should know that the state of Maine is part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) which is a group of states that allows cross state employment under one license (if requirements are met) and we show you how to get the most out of your process in this time of great Maine healthcare career growth! Below we will walk you through the process to getting certified as a LPN in Maine and more!

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Becoming a LPN in Maine

Becoming eligible to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Maine requires you to finish a training program recognized by the Maine Nursing Board, earn a passing mark on the NCLEX-PN test and become licensed for employment by the Maine Nursing Board. We will cover all these important steps below.

What is the process for becoming a certified LPN in Maine?

The process for becoming an LPN in Maine is shown below in these 5 steps.

Step 1 – Complete the minimum admission requirements for practical nursing training

The first step towards becoming an LPN in Maine is to be sure that you’ll be able to meet the basic admission prerequisites for practical nursing instruction and each one will have their own requirements for admission.

Step 2 – Choose the type of credential you would like to pursue

All aspiring licensed practical nurses in Maine will have to either get an associates degree or an LPN diploma/certificate. To see more about the two types of LPN education (associates degree or certificate programs), click on the link here. You should know that if you want to become a RN in the future, you should consider getting your degree so you can shorten the process for that to happen in the future!

Step 3 – Complete LPN training class recognized by Maine Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse training programs in Maine are obligated by state law to be approved by the Maine Board of Nursing. After finishing an accredited program you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN in the state of Maine.

How to pick a Licensed Practical Nurse school in Maine

All you have to do to see which of the accredited LPN programs is for you is sort all the schools you may be looking at by the factors that matter the most to you. If you do that, you will see which is the one for you! Make sure to look at the great options for online LPN classes too!

Accredited LPN schools in Maine

Below is the complete list of approved LPN programs in Maine.

Intercoast Career Institute
Kelly Michaud
Vice President of Compliance & Academics
207 Gannett Dr. Ste. 1
So. Portland, ME 04106
(207) 822-0802 FAX: (207) 822-9801

Maine College of Health Professions
Dr. Lynne Gotjen
Dean of Nursing
70 Middle Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 795-7166 FAX: (207) 795-2849
Leanne Moreira, MSN, RN
Director, LPN Certificate Program
70 Middle Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 795-2141 FAX: (207) 795-2849

Step 4 – Register for and Take the NCLEX-PN exam

LPNs in Maine are required to pass the NCLEX-PN test in order to complete their license. A sampling of things normally covered on the NCLEX-PN exam is shown here, along with details about exam preparation tips, what to expect the day of the exam and much more about the whole testing process!

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and Start Towards Being an LPN in Maine

You are almost done with your process of becoming an LPN in Maine once you finish and pass the NCLEX-PN in Maine!

Practical Nurse salary in Maine

In Maine, the need is extremely high for practical nurses and through 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 5% gain in additional positions for LPNs in Maine. The top cities for getting LPN jobs in Maine are Portland, South Portland, Lewiston, Bangor and Auburn. We use data below and show the statistics reflecting information on LPN compensation in Maine by region.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$19.32$23.15$29.72
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$18.34$22.10$27.45
Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$19.29$21.63$24.21
Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$16.72$21.36$25.17
Southwest Maine BOSHourly$16.20$20.20$24.14
Northeast Maine BOSHourly$15.84$19.49$24.35

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