The nursing program is designed to offer individuals the opportunity to enter nursing or to advance in nursing by entering at different levels of the curriculum. Students may enter into the first year of the program, or candidates who are graduates of approved practical nursing programs are provided an opportunity for advanced standing in the nursing curriculum.

The nursing curriculum is designed to focus on the basic human needs of individuals throughout their lifespan. Through the use of the nursing process, students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to individuals with well-defined health problems. The legal, ethical, and role responsibilities of the nurse are addressed within each level. Guided learning experiences in the laboratory and structured health care settings are correlated with classroom instruction.

Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination.  Graduates will find employment opportunities in health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and medical offices. Graduates may also choose to transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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Associate in Science Degree

Approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol Street, 158 State House Station,
Augusta, Maine 04333-0158
Tel: (207) 287-1333

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
Tel: (404) 975-5000
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