Undergraduate BSN Nursing Program:
Preparing nurses for the increasingly diverse and global health care system, where change is rapid and constant, is a challenge recognized and embraced by the University of Maine School of Nursing. Nurses educated for the 21st century must be prepared for continued change, expanded roles, a variety of health care settings, and use of technology. The School of Nursing undergraduate curriculum includes:
- Liberal arts courses, taken during the first two years, which are the foundation for developing critical thinking, decision-making ability, an appreciation for the individual, and developing respect for diversity of cultures.
- Physical and social sciences which provide the foundation for understanding human health.
- Nursing courses which provide the theoretical and scientific under pinnings of promotion, maintenance and restoration of health across the life span.
- Clinical experiences in acute-care facilities including: Eastern Maine Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, Acadia Hospital, as well as other hospitals around the State including rural community hospitals.
- Community based experiences, offered through affiliations with numerous local and rural community health agencies, schools, specialty clinics such as pediatric and maternal health, and occupational health settings. Student community-based leadership projects may include such diverse areas as CPR classes for teachers, health resources for Veterans and the homeless population, disaster preparedness for children and families, and health teaching in correctional facilities.
University of Maine student presently enrolled and taking classes at the University of Maine may apply as an internal transfer to the nursing program. Student must have completed a minimum of 24 credits of graded UMaine coursework with a cumulative GPA and a science course GPA of 3.0 or above. Please download the application, mid-semester grade form, change of major and essay guidelines.
Submit change of major form, application, grade form and written essay to:
Susan A. Wheaton, RN, MSN
University of Maine
School of Nursing
5724 Dunn Hall, Rm 242
Orono ME, 04469
Application material must be received no later than November 1st to be considered to the nursing program.