School of Nursing

Student Groups Hold Bone Marrow Drive

USM Bone Marrow Drive

On Thursday April 24th from 830-430 the Student Nurse Organization, the brothers of Delta Chi, and the sisters of Kappa Iota held a bone marrow drive on the Portland and Gorham campuses with the organization deletebloodcancer.org

We did this for a little girl named Ashley who is the daughter of a USM alumni, Bre Sanderson. Bre graduated from the school of nursing, was captain of the USM women's hockey team and a sister of the Sigma Iota Sigma sorority (spring '99). Shortly after graduation her daughter was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and she is currently receiving treatment at the Barbara Bush Cancer Center.

Blood cancer is the second largest killer of children in the US and we all have the opportunity to save a life. Over 40% of matches come from those between 18 and 25, the median age of college students.

Together we registered 260 students to the bone marrow registry!

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

For calendar year 2013, the USM School of Nursing NCLEX-RN pass rate was 91.89%. The national rate for baccalaureate programs for the same time period was 85.18%.

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