Nursing Programs in Montana

Nursing Jobs in Montana (Outlook)

If you want to pursue a nursing career in a rural area, then Montana is the perfect state for you because you get to opportunity to get a degree in a rural environment.  The great news is, that healthcare professionals that wish to work in these types of environments are in high demand.

With 10 nursing schools in Montana to choose from, it is a great state to get a degree if you want to get away from big cities with lots of people.

Quick Montana Nursing Facts

  • Currently there are 10 accredited nursing programs in Montana
  • There are over 18,000 nurses that are certified by the state
  • Amount of nursing students that graduate continues to rise
  • There are currently over 129,000+ state licensed nurses in the state

Top Nursing Schools in Montana


Montana Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 8,700
Hourly Average Wage: $28.94
Yearly Average Wage: $60,190

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 2,650
Hourly Average Wage: $17.39
Yearly Average Wage: $36,160

Top Nursing Employers in Montana

  1. Benefis Healthcare – East Campus
  2. Kalispell Regional Medical Center
  3. Billings Clinic Hospital
  4. Saint Vincent Healthcare
  5. Saint Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center

Montana State References:

State Nursing Board: Montana Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Montana Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: MHA: An Association of Healthcare Providers