The University of Maine School of Nursing, as a member of the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, provides leadership to improve health care and advance the discipline through education, scholarship and service. The members of the School value participation in a broader academic community that fosters excellence, self-reflection, accountability, respect for diversity and life-long learning.
The School of Nursing achieves this mission through excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, the holistic and compassionate care of individuals and communities, and the professional development of each member of the School within a nurturing environment. The School serves the people of Maine and beyond by providing academic programs that prepare graduates for practice in an ever changing health care environment. Baccalaureate and graduate programs focus on developing critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, understanding health care systems and becoming leaders within the profession.