Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Montana
There is 1 Master of Science in Nursing Program in Montana in our online directory and it is CCNE accredited. 100% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.
In 2017 Montana published a Healthcare Workforce Strategic Plan, which further details data on the extent of the state's nursing shortage.
Montana struggles with a misplaced distribution of its already-meager nursing workforce, with the majority of nurses working near urban areas. There are many vacant job openings at rural health centers. Additionally, the existing nursing workforce is aging and will soon reach retirement age, exacerbating the current shortage. The average age of an APRN in the state is 50.2 years.
Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing Degree
MSN programs that prepare students for administrative or clinical leadership roles, such as the program at Montana State University, include courses in the management of financial resources, health care information systems, creating a professional working environment, and role development for nursing management; other topics may include courses in health care ethics, health policy and theory, and research principles, in addition to advanced coursework in pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, and disease management.
Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Board of Nursing. Requirements for licensure include current RN licensure, current national certification, submission of an official transcript that verifies date of graduation and degree received, fingerprints for background checks, and verification of APRN licensure status from any other jurisdictions in the previous two years.
All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Montana
- Masters of Nursing (MN)
- The Master in Nursing program at Montana University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.