School of Nursing

Our New Fundamentals of Nursing Lab at the Lewiston Campus
Our New Health Assessment Lab at the Lewiston Campus
Learning skills in the Simulation Center
Simulation Center practice scenario
Simulation Center Scenario
Bone Marrow Drive
Bone Marrow Drive

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 the global community. The baccalaureate and master's programs at USM are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-6791. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

The Mission and Philosophy of the School of Nursing

News & Events

A first-in-Maine doctoral program aimed at training nurses to be policy makers and procedural experts will graduate its first class Friday, Dec. 18 at the University of Southern Maine.
Mid Coast Health Services President and CEO Lois Skillings leads a health care system that embraces the Triple Aim goals of better health, better delivery of health care and lower costs. Mid Coast Hospital, located in Brunswick, is one of two Maine hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Regional Hospitals' list.
Emily Carle
Emily Carle Has Found a Purpose In Caring Through Nursing

Now accepting applications for the newly revised DNP program for fall 2016 admission!

May 15, 2016 is the application deadline for the newly revised Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The new program is online with an on-campus residency component. 

Change in Masters Option program prerequisites

Attention Applicants to the Masters Option Program for Non-Nurses:

For May 2017 admission, the School of Nursing has changed the requirements for the Masters Option program:
Minimum GPA 3.3 
Prerequisite courses (minimum grade B- in these courses):

  • Statistics
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II or equivalent (lectures only)
  • Microbiology (lecture only)