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UMFK AND UNIVERSITY OF MAINE TO HOLD INFORMATION SESSIONS TO ASSESS NURSING GRADUATE PROGRAM NEEDS

April 26, 2010

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The University of Maine at Fort and the University of Maine in Orono will hold a public information meeting on the UMFK campus on Monday, May 3 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room to assess the nursing graduate program needs of area nurses.

The nursing faculties from both University of Maine System campuses have joined together, looking to develop a graduate nursing program opportunity for nurses in Aroostook County on the UMFK campus.
 
The University of Maine offers an outstanding nurse practitioner master’s degree. UM also offers a master’s degree in nursing education and in nursing administration.  
 
Dr. Carol Wood, the University of Maine’s nursing graduate program coordinator, will be on the UMFK campus to answer questions and discuss UM’s graduate program options. Sample academic program plans, tuition information, and applications to graduate school will be made available at this informational session.
 
Nurses from northern Aroostook County who wish to pursue a master’s degree in nursing may no longer be required to travel to Bangor, or points further south, in order to do so. Should a need for graduate nursing be demonstrated, the University of Maine would be willing to offer its graduate programs through UMFK.
 
The plan would have baccalaureate-prepared nurses attend classes at UMFK, perform their laboratory experiences at UMFK, and complete their clinical or practicum experiences in Aroostook County. All graduate program students would have a UMFK faculty advisor to help facilitate their success.
 
For further information on the information session, please call the UMFK Division of Nursing at 834-7580.