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:
- 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.
- Community based experiences, offered through affiliations with numerous local and rural community health agencies, schools, specialty clinics, and occupational health settings.