About the Program

As a Nursing student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from amazing faculty, hands-on learning, and high-tech simulation labs as you prepare for a career in helping others! A rigorous and competitive program, you will never have a dull moment with this program of study!

Program Details

With a focus on patient-centered care, UMFK’s nursing program gives you the tools and expertise to provide holistic, compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to your patients.

CCNE AccreditedThe nursing program at UMFK is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Tracks

Our nursing program offers several tracks to meet your educational and professional needs.

Coming Fall 2024! Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice represents the highest level of clinical nursing education. If you are ready to take your career to another level, we will prepare you with the advanced practice and leadership skills you need to get there.

Accelerated BSN

Already have a bachelor’s degree?  Looking to change careers? This is your pathway to getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UMFK!

Online RN to BSN

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to advance your career? Get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing online with this pathway. Courses are offered every 7 weeks.


Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) wanting to further your education? Our LPN to BSN track considers your prior learning, shortening the time needed to complete your degree!

Traditional BSN

Passionate about helping others? The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will prepare you for a valuable career you can take anywhere!

Online MSN

This option is ideal for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and wish to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

RN to MSN Bridge Program

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree? Our RN to MSN bridge program allows you to receive your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) without needing a BSN!

Employers who have hired our graduates include:

  • Northern Maine Medical Center
  • Cary Medical Center
  • Northern Light Health
  • Aroostook Home Health
  • Acadia Hospital
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Maine Health
  • Maine General Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General
  • Visiting Nurses
Nursing Students

Potential employers include:

  • Hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • K-12 schools
  • Home health care
  • Insurance companies

Graduates have careers as:

  • Adult Health
  • Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternal/Obstetrical Nursing

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Job CodeJob Title
29-1141.00Registered Nurses

Program Requirements (Traditional)

  • NUR 101: Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 102: Foundations of Professional Nursing II
  • NUR 201L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab I
  • NUR 202L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab II  OR  NUR 212L: Fundamentals of Nursing Skills Lab
  • NUR 205L: Clinical Preparation Lab
  • NUR 245: Clinical Judgment and Reasoning
  • NUR 301: Promoting Healthy Communities
  • NUR 302: Pharmacology
  • NUR 309: Total Health Assessment
  • NUR 309L: Holistic Health Assessment Lab
    NUR 330: Adult Health I: Caring for Individuals/Families with Acute Alterations in Health
  • NUR 330L: Adult Health I Lab
  • NUR 335: Family Health I – Maternal/Infant
  • NUR 360: Adult Health II: Caring for Individuals/Families with Chronic Alterations in Health
  • NUR 360L: Adult Health II: Caring For Individuals/Families With Chronic Alterations In Health Lab
  • NUR 365: Family Health II: Pediatrics
  • NUR 380: Transcultural Care In Nursing  OR
    NUR 384: Global Health & Humanitarianism
  • NUR 386: Health Care Policy
  • NUR 401: Health Related Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR 407: Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • NUR 425: Adult Health III: Caring For Individuals/Families With Complex Alterations In Health
  • NUR 425L: Adult Health III: Caring For Individuals/Families With Complex Alterations In Health Lab
  • NUR 452: Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 497C: Senior Preceptorship Practicum

Required Support Courses

  • BIO 220: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 221: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 353: General Microbiology
  • BIO 353L: General Microbiology Lab
  • BIO 401: Pathophysiology
  • CHY 100: Chemistry I
  • MAT 251: Statistics I
  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 308: Life Span Human Development

Nursing Simulations Labs

Among the facilities students have access to


Accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing

Maine General Hospital

An example of where our graduates work today

Nursing Spotlight

Meet the faculty who make this program so successful.

Next Steps

Tell us about yourself to learn more about the benefits of earning your degree at UMFK.