School of Nursing

How to Apply

Admission to Bachelors in Nursing Programs

First year students are those who have not attempted any college credits since graduating from high school or earning a GED/HiSET.

The School of Nursing accepts first year students directly into the bachelors degree program for fall semester. Acceptance is based on high school grades, SAT or ACT scores (if applicable), and meeting the USM requirements for admission.

Application process for First-year students

    • Transfer Students - Deadline: January 15 for fall admission

      Transfer students are those who have attempted college credits since graduating from high school or earning a GED/HiSET.

      The School of Nursing accepts a limited number of transfer students through a competitive admissions process,  to the Bachelor of Science program in Nursing once a year for fall semester. To be eligible for consideration for  admission to the nursing program, transfer students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, a minimum science gpa of 2.67, and have met USM math and writing proficiencies.

      Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

Frequently Asked Questions for External Transfer Students

  • Accelerated BS in Nursing program for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field. Deadline: October 1 for a summer (May) start.

    This program admits students through a competitive admissions process, who have attained a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in their prior degree. Students must complete statistics and anatomy and physiology prior to beginning the program.

  • RN to BS program  - Deadline: Rolling admissions
    Admission to the RN to BS option is open to graduates of both diploma and associate degree nursing programs. Students may begin their program of studies in either fall or spring semester.   

    Please contact Brenda Webster at 207-780-4802 for more information about this program

Admission to Masters in Nursing Programs

Admission to Doctor in Nursing Practice Program is currently suspended

 updated 07/22/2014