School of Nursing


Students studying in ELE 172

Statewide support for Question 4

There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. The bond, if approved, will invest $49 million in the University of Maine System to fund workforce development and infrastructure improvements.

What you need to know about upcoming Bond Question 4

If approved by voters on Nov. 6, Question 4 will invest a historic $49 million into Maine's public universities, including USM, to fund workforce development initiatives in nursing, engineering, computer science and more.
Jon White '13

Becoming a nurse: learning trust, teamwork and empathy

After 16 years in information technology, Jon White enrolled in the USM School of Nursing. He completed the school’s accelerated program — which takes only 15 months to educate, immerse and shape people prior with bachelor’s degrees into nurses — and went to work.
USM update filming October 2018

'The USM Update' Oct. 1, 2018

On this episode of "The USM Update," we discuss how USM is preparing students today for the workforce of tomorrow, through investments in nursing and engineering; expanded career services and hands-on internship placements for students; and increased opportunities for students to gain global skills (and just how they're doing it).

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.
simulation lab

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.
USM School of Nursing - nurse student treating patient

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.