School of Nursing


Nursing Convocation Celebrates Heroes in the Fight Against COVID-19

The first Nursing Convocation since 2019 gave graduates a chance to celebrate a win against COVID-19 in the classroom before carrying on the fight in their careers.

Purple Ribbons Signal Support for Those Facing Domestic Violence

In observance of Domestic Violence Action/Awareness Month, the Campus Safety Project passed out purple ribbons to let students show their support for victims and survivors.
USM's Nursing School Dean Brenda Petersen speaks at first UMS nursing symposium

Nursing Research Symposium Reminds Caregivers to Also Care for Each Other

Educators and students from across the University of Maine System gathered on Friday, October 1, at the Abromson Center in Portland to better understand the challenges facing their profession.
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Video: USM School of Nursing students featured in the Maine Monitor

Watch best friends and USM School of Nursing students Fabiola Jenson and Fartun Hirsi share how they are pursuing their goals of graduation and becoming nurses while raising children at their respective homes.

CSTH 2021 Departmental Award Recipients

CSTH 2021 Departmental Award Recipients
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USM School of Nursing student gives President Cummings his best shot

March 26, 2021, was a long-awaited and exciting day for USM President Glenn Cummings as he received the first of his two COVID-19 vaccines at the Northern Light Health clinic in South Portland.
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USM nursing students helping COVID-19 vaccination effort

About 135 students from USM's School of Nursing are working to help vaccinate Mainers in sites in South Portland, Bangor and Rockland.
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USM nursing professor on treating COVID-19 and teaching through her own diagnosis

Nicole Gibbons, an adjunct professor in USM’s School of Nursing, is a longtime Intense Care Unit nurse at Maine Medical Center. Last November, she contracted COVID-19 and continued to teach her classes remotely.
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Nursing students 'grateful' to help with vaccine effort

In January, University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy announced that more than 250 nursing students from throughout the system will be volunteering to help end the public health crisis this spring by participating in Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination deployment. More than 100 of those students will come from USM’s School of Nursing.
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University of Southern Maine Announces Recipients of Essential Workers Scholarship

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is proud to recognize fifty outstanding USM students who are learning while working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of essential capacities, including, but not limited to, health care professionals, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, retail and grocery employees, child care providers, delivery services workers and transportation providers.