Welcome to the UMaine School of Nursing, where our mission is to educate future nurses who provide high-quality, evidence-based, holistic care to individuals, families, communities, and society at large. We value excellence, self-reflection, accountability, and respect for diversity and life-long learning. 

At UMaine, our faculty, staff, alumni, and students are part of a community aimed at improving the health outcomes of populations across the globe. Faculty at UMaine care about students and are committed to scientific teaching strategies that engage learners in hands-on didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences. 

We are proud to be part of the State of Maine’s land and Sea Grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. We offer a vibrant and diverse campus and community with integrated teaching, research, and community service. UMaine aims to improve the quality of life for people in Maine and around the world.  As the state’s only research university, students have opportunities to participate in creating new knowledge alongside faculty who represent a range of disciplines.

UMaine School of Nursing is situated in the center of Maine.  We work collaboratively with health care partners across the state, which provides our students access to experiential clinical learning at nationally-ranked acute care facilities. Our students also train in primary care health centers, jails, schools, homeless health care centers, and other community-based settings. 

The State of Maine and nation face a growing shortage of nurses while the healthcare system faces many challenges. Healthcare and the nursing profession need professional, passionate nurses who will act as leaders that are committed to generating new ideas and applying evidence-based care. We are committed to educating the next generation of nurses who are prepared to face these challenges, and we hope you will join us.


Kelley Strout, Ph.D., RN
Director, Associate Professor