School of Nursing

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

The BS Program in Nursing is designed to prepare a beginning professional nurse for practice in a variety of settings. It provides a foundation for advanced study in nursing. The nursing curriculum is based on prerequisite courses in the liberal arts, physical sciences, and social sciences.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE). It offers traditional and innovative clinical experiences to prepare graduates for the changing health care environment. The USM School of Nursing offers our BS in Nursing program on the Portland and Lewiston-Auburn campuses. The Accelerated BS in Nursing program is currently offered only on the Portland Campus.


There are 3 Different Undergraduate BS in Nursing Programs at USM.  Please click the links below to learn more about each program, the application process and deadlines.