School of Nursing

Nursing Uniform Requirements

USM Student Nurse Uniform

Uniform Requirements:

The official student uniform consists of white or royal blue tops, white or royal blue pants or skirt, and a white lab coat. A name pin, emblem, and white shoes must also be included.

The color blue should most closely match the blue color of the USM emblem.

Lab Coat:
3/4 length White

Clean, white professional shoes that provide good support
Clean white sneakers are acceptable

School of Nursing Emblem:
The University of Southern Maine School of Nursing emblem shall be worn on the left sleeve of the top and on the left sleeve of the lab coat.

Name pin
First name Last name
USM Nursing Student

White background with blue letters.
Name pin shall be visible whenever providing care to clients depending on clinical setting

Please be aware of your professional and well-groomed appearance, (i.e. the uniform should not include: ruffles, lace, overalls, denim-like material pants with rear patch pockets, anything tight fitting or above the knee and undergarments should not be visible through your uniform.)

The above may be purchased at:

Uniforms Express
(15% in store discount on clothing and shoes  to USM Nursing students)

333 Clark's Pond Parkway
South Portland, ME 04106


Talleys Uniforms
730 Center St.
Auburn Plaza
Auburn, ME

Scrubs, lab coats, and shoes may also be purchased at any store at which they are available.

For questions or comments, please contact us.

Revised: 02/26/2013

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

For 2012-2013, the USM School of Nursing had the largest number of first-time test takers of the NCLEX-RN exam, a licensing exam for US nurses, in the state of Maine. The group of 154 accounted for over 20% of first-time candidates and had a pass rate of 89.61% - surpassing the state average of 82.52% and national average of 84.3%.