School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Health Assessment Lab
Health Assessment Lab
Nursing Simulation Center
Simulation Center Hallway
Simulation Center Room
Simulation Center Room

Ideally located in the southern end of the beautiful State of Maine, the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Nursing boasts excellent faculty and programs, with unique and rich community partnerships. The School's faculty are committed to providing exemplary educational programs, scholarship, and community and professional service which is responsive to the needs of the citizens of Maine and in the global community. The USM School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

News & Events

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
Maggie Fournier, Associate Professor of Nursing, and her therapy dog Deagan were featured on WCSH 6 in a piece highlighting the special service they provide to cancer patients at Maine Medical Center.
Judith A. Spross, Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine, has been recognized by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing as a “Visionary Leader”. As part of its 120th anniversary, the VCU School of Nursing recognized 120 alumni and faculty as Visionary Leaders during a gala in Richmond, VA on May 30th.
August 20, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
311 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St., Portland campus
August 21, 2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
113 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St., Portland campus

New!! Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

This concentration, within the Master of Science in Nursing degree, prepares an advanced practice nurse to function as a primary care practitioner to adolescents, adults, and older adults in the context of families, groups, and communities. Graduates who complete this concentration are eligible to sit for national certification as an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.

Please note!

The following programs are currently under revision.
Admission to these programs is suspended during the revision process:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Business Administration (MS/MBA)