You’ll spend your final three semesters in clinical settings. Our students work in small groups along with a clinical faculty member. In your final semester, you’ll be assigned to work with a preceptor in a direct-care setting for your practicum experience.
In addition to clinical experience, you’ll work with underserved populations to identify risks and establish plans for improvement. Our students provide primary care, public health, and mental health services to the clients of community-based organizations.
We offer robust learning environments and laboratories. For example, our Learning Resources and Simulation Center provides an environment to develop clinical judgment and reasoning while focusing on best practices.
You’ll follow a sequence of didactic and clinical courses with a student cohort group. Learn to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for people of all ages: in families, groups of clients, and communities across the health continuum.
Our faculty are active in research and policy issues at the state and national level, are board members of state and national nursing associations, and frequently publish in leading nursing journals.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
Considering transferring to USM?
We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.
Admission information: Nursing — Traditional Program BS
Because the baccalaureate nursing program includes supervised clinical experiences, the nursing faculty reserves the right to limit enrollments. Admission to the program is highly selective.
There are three different application processes for this program. Prospective students should select the appropriate application process for their current student type.
For questions about the application process, or to check the status of a completed application, please contact the Office of Admissions.