USM School of Nursing is on the forefront of healthcare advancement ensuring that our graduates are prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow. We meet our mission of preparing compassionate, competent, quality driven registered nurses, advanced practice nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nursing leaders and Doctors of Nurse Practice.

Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized experts in nursing education and clinical practice. As the field of nursing is continually evolving our faculty are innovators in nursing education and clinical practice, and they are supported by a team of expert staff members.  

Our baccalaureate nursing students consistently meet or exceed the national benchmark for NCLEX on the first attempt with 99% to 100% of our accelerated students passing on the first attempt. 

We ARE the School of Nursing!
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Class of 2024
August 22 at 12 pm
Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center
Portland Maine

Save the Date for Our Summer Nursing Pinning and Hooding Ceremony!

Our summer pinning ceremony will be held on August 22, 2024 in the Hannaford Lecture Hall, Portland campus (by invitation only).

Nursing students practice techniques in class. A woman in blue scrubs and blue medical gloves is showing students a syringe.

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Prepare for your professional nursing practice with our expert faculty and state-of-the-art simulation labs. We offer both traditional and community-based clinicals.

Graduate Nursing Programs

Our master’s and graduate certificate programs offer flexible course scheduling. You can earn your DNP through a blend of online and on-campus courses.

A student practices taking blood pressure on a simulation mannequin.

Current students, faculty, and staff: Visit us on MyUSM

We’ve moved our information for current students, faculty, and staff to MyUSM — streamlining access through our secure, single sign-on portal. Login required.

A student takes a patient's blood pressure at a community clinic.

Leading the Way with Academic Excellence

Our faculty integrates classroom theory with experiential learning, immersing students in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.

Experience the School of Nursing

The best way to get to know the University is to visit us. We offer group tours of our Simulation Center, followed by Information Sessions with faculty and advisors.

Clinicals: A Commitment to the Community

Through community partnerships, our students provide primary care, public health, and mental health services for underserved populations.