School of Nursing

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Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
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Health Assessment Lab
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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

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.

Information Session for the Accelerated BS in Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Information Session for the Accelerated BS in Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Brenda Webster
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4802
Contact Email: 
bwebster@usm.maine.edu

The Accelerated BS in Nursing program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in another field  who would like to pursue a career in nursing. In this session we'll discuss the plan of study, prerequisites, application process, and the admission requirements for the program.

To sign up for this session please use our webform or call (207) 780-4802.

May 16, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Portland campus

BS in Nursing Information Session for Transfer Students

BS in Nursing Information Session for Transfer Students

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
241 Luther Bonney Hall, Bedford St., Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Karen Martel
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8182

Find out about transferring to USM for a Bachelor's degree in Nursing! We will discuss the plan of study, program requirements, the application process, deadlines, and will answer your questions. This session is relevant for current USM students who are interested in transferring to Nursing, and for non-USM students who are interested in applying to USM for Nursing.

To sign up for one of these sessions please use our webform or call (207) 780-4802.

June 5, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
241 Luther Bonney Hall, 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)

 

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%.