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 pinning’s 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. 
Nursing Transfer Students: Admission to the UMaine Nursing program is very competitive.  Admission is based on achievement in specific courses related to UMaine’s nursing curriculum, the cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended and space available in the program.  Questions about the application process should be directed to the Office of Admission.  Please note that because of the course sequencing in the UMaine Nursing program, it is not unusual for an extra semester of academic work at UMaine to be required for students transferring into the Nursing program, resulting in a December graduation date.


School of Nursing

5724 Dunn Hall
The University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469



First-Year Contact

Gwyn Esty-Kendall