Nurse Practitioner Program in Montana - MT
Currently, there are 11 nurse practitioner programs in Montana that are approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing. For students who attend other NP programs, check with the Board for specific regulations. Nurse practitioner programs must be at what is termed the “post-basic” educational level; that is, at the master’s or post-graduate level. These programs are available online through distance education or in traditional college settings. All programs, however, must fulfill the board’s requirement of 500 hours of clinical supervision in a preceptorship, in which the students puts into practice the skills learned in NP school.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) as well as the state of Montana may offer some assistance to nurse practitioners specializing in family NP, adult NP, geriatric NP, pediatric NP, psychiatric NP and women’s health NP. Applicants must also apply for the NHSC federal loan repayment program and practice in a designated NHSC site. These areas of Montana have been determined to have a need for NPs, whether for primary care or specialized care, and include parts of 50 counties in the state. It is important to note that this is intended to be informative and in no way constitutes an offer of or assurance of financial assistance.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring nurse practitioners in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Bozeman and Helena, Montana may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Northern Montana Hospital and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center.