School of Nursing

As a leading educator of health care providers, we offer degrees and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our programs provide the academic and social foundation for nursing graduates to meet the needs of the citizens of Maine and the global community. Learn more about School of Nursing.

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Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Prepare for your professional nursing practice with our expert faculty and state-of-the-art simulation labs. We offer both traditional and community-based clinicals.
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Graduate Nursing Programs

Our master’s and graduate certificate programs offer flexible course scheduling. You can earn your DNP through a blend of online and on-campus courses.

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Leading the Way with Academic Excellence

Our faculty integrates classroom theory with experiential learning, immersing students in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.

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Online MS in Nursing – Nursing Education

Teach in entry-level nursing programs in didactic and clinical courses. Integrate nursing, humanities, and education theory to promote learning in diverse settings.
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Online MS in Nursing – Nursing Administration and Leadership

Gain skills in nursing practice and business management. Focus on information technology, quality improvement, organizational behavior, and financial management.
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Online RN to MS in Nursing – Nursing Education

Integrate nursing, humanities, and education theory to facilitate learning and improve nursing across diverse settings.
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Online RN to MS in Nursing – Nursing Administration & Leadership

Gain advanced skills in nursing theory, leadership, organizational behavior, information technology and improvement, and financial management.

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Beyond the Classroom: Evidence-based nursing practice

Through our community-based clinicals, students work with underserved populations to identify risks and opportunities, and to establish plans for improvement.
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Experience the School of Nursing

The best way to get to know the University is to visit us. We offer group tours of our Simulation Center, followed by Information Sessions with faculty and advisors.
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Learn More About Our Graduate Programs

We offer monthly Graduate Program Information Sessions. Meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss your questions about our master's or doctoral programs.
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Application Deadlines

Admission to our undergraduate and graduate programs is on a competitive basis. Application deadlines vary for each program.




Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

2:00 PM, Hannaford Hall, USM's Portland Campus