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Mission & Vision Statement

Vision Statement

The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), Division of Nursing envisions an environment that promotes student-centered learning opportunities through scholarship and academic-practice partnerships.


Mission Statement

As an integral part of its parent institution, the Division of Nursing is committed to quality liberal arts education of allied health leaders serving rural northern Maine and beyond. Our mission is to address the need for higher education opportunities in critical need areas and educate allied health graduates who are competent to assume roles of entry level skilled professionals in the health care industry.


Program Description

The Allied Health program is a two year, Associates of Science degree designed to prepare graduates to assume roles in allied health specialties.

In keeping with the institutional mission and divisional goals, the Division of Nursing promotes an environment of respect and support for all persons regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, creed, or abilities. Students with special needs are advised to refer to the “Students with Disabilities” section of this catalog.


Program Goals

In fulfillment of its mission, the Division of Nursing will:

  • provide associate degree education that responds to and fosters the development of allied health professionals prepared to meet the health information needs of a variety of healthcare organizations such as hospitals, long term care facilities, and home health organizations;
  • develop and utilize creative and innovative educational methodologies that serve the learning needs of a diverse student population;
  • foster the development of professionals prepared to lead and manage departments for healthcare organizations; meet Maine’s regional employment needs related to specific allied health fields.
  • develop, foster, and maintain collaborative partnerships with the community and other institutions through practice and service experiences.