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USM's School of Nursing tackling workforce challenge

The USM School of Nursing produces more nursing degree graduates than any other school in Maine. Of the roughly 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, more than 350 work in area hospitals.
Maine Seniors magazine

Nursing professor and charity founder profiled in Maine Seniors magazine

USM’s Patsy Leavitt Thompson has joined Patrick Dempsey on the cover of the September issue of Maine Seniors magazine. Leavitt, an associate professor of Nursing, was interviewed about her work to create the Leavitt’s Mills Free Health Center in Buxton. The clinic provides a place for USM Nursing students to help people in the small town while gaining valuable real-world experience.
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USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.
USM Update filming Sept 2018

'The USM Update,' Sept. 4, 2018

This season of "The USM Update," we are highlighting the many ways in which the University of Southern Maine is preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers through a number of career development initiatives targeted at filling the skill gaps in Maine's workforce.
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USM announces new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree

USM's School of Nursing addresses Maine's critical healthcare provider shortage by offering a new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. It will prepare students to provide comprehensive patient-centered care to adults and older adults with acute, complex and critical illnesses. Applications for Spring 2019 are being accepted now through October 1.
Brent Kraushaar

Is your water safe to drink? One USM nursing student wants to help you find out

Brent Kraushaar, a USM School of Nursing student has launched an awareness campaign focused on the chemical properties of arsenic and its ability to contaminate Maine’s drinking water wells.
Anne Bartlett '12, '13

Alumni at Work: Anne Bartlett '12, '13

In part three of our "Alumni at Work" series, Anne Bartlett '12, '13 discusses how USM's School of Nursing prepared her for her role as director of nursing at Milestone Recovery.
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USM announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

Nearly 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Spring 2018 semester Dean's List.
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Nursing student launches health campaign focusing on drinking water awareness

Brent Kraushaar, a USM School of Nursing student has launched an awareness campaign focused on the chemical properties of arsenic and its ability to contaminate Maine’s drinking water wells.
Patsy Thompson Leavitt

Patriots award USM professor $25,000 for the healthcare charity she founded

Nursing professor Patsy Thomson Leavitt received the grand prize of $25,000 for her charity, the Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center in Buxton, from the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards (named for Patriots team owner Robert Kraft’s late wife).

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