The University of Maine School of Nursing developed its first graduate program in 1992 and the initial group of graduate students received their MSN in May 1994. For the first years, the MSN program focused on preparing the nurse for the advanced professional role of family nurse practitioner (FNP). Later, in response to the diverse graduate education needs of Maine nurses, our graduate program expanded to prepare nurses for professional roles such as nurse educator, nurse administrator, or other professional role. Graduate program faculty are expert practitioners in their field.
The University of Maine Master of Science in Nursing program is accreditated by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Full-time study for 2 years leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN);
- Part-time study for 3 or 4 years, leading to the MSN;
- Students already possessing the MSN may elect to obtain a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS);
- RN to MSN track, full or part-time.
Program Learning Outcomes
- BSN from a CCNE or NLN accredited program (with the exception of the RN to MSN track;
- Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Acceptable course in Physical Assessment; minimum grade of B;
- College level statistics course; minimum grade of B;
- College level research methods course; minimum grade of B;
- Experience as a Registered Nurse;
- Licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine (by date of admission);
- Completion of either GRE or MAT within past 5 years; satisfactory score.
- Pre-admission interview by nursing faculty
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