School of Nursing


$2.5 Million in public and private investment will transform nursing at USM

The University of Southern Maine is poised to increase the capacity of its School of Nursing, thanks to an investment of $2.5 million in public and private funds. With this investment, the university will double the size of its nursing simulation space over the next five years, helping to address Maine's critical nursing gap.

Portland Press Herald features record-holding long distance swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette '93

Pat Gallant-Charette — a USM alumna who holds an astonishing nine world records for long distance swimming — was featured by the Portland Press Herald in an hour-long conversation as part of its “Maine Voices Live” series.
Nursing students outside Masterton Hall

Nursing faculty awarded in national health education initiative

Leslie Larson, who teaches pediatric nursing to senior-level students, has received a stipend through the 2019 Your Skin Is In Teacher Stipend program, offered through IMPACT Melanoma, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of melanoma.

USM student interviewed by WMTW-TV for efforts to help fishing industry workers

University of Southern Maine student Levi Lucy was recently featured on WMTW-TV for his efforts to help workers on Maine fishing boats to avoid skin cancer, Lucy, a nursing student, has been working with Impact Melanoma to install sunscreen dispensers on working waterfronts.
Gorham. Robie Andrews Hall cupula.

USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.
Field Hockey

USM student-athletes make their academic mark

Continuing in a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, 31 Fall student-athletes at USM have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements, earning them slots on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team.

The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
Students at Fall Job Fair 2018

Hundreds come to first Fall Job Fair at USM

The Career & Employment Hub at the University of Southern Maine hosted its first-ever Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 8, drawing hundreds of students looking for work.

Nursing students photographed giving flu shot in Sun Journal

Photographer Andree Kehn took the photo while the students were participating in a partnership with Central Maine Medical Center, which provides logistical support.

Projected nursing shortage drops as nursing leaders and AARP support passage of Question 4

Projection shows Maine is making progress on RN shortage as voters consider a University Workforce Bond that includes $12 million in proposed nursing investments