The University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) have partnered to offer the UMA pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program on the Farmington campus to help meet Maine and the nation’s increasing demand for skilled and effective healthcare providers.
Slated to begin in Fall 2021, the academically rigorous program is a 4-year Pre-Licensure track designed to prepare you with skills in clinical practice, communication, critical thinking and writing, research and leadership. It will provide you with the educational preparation to become a practicing nurse while also giving you the in-depth skills to help you advance within the nursing profession. The deadline for applications to the program is January 31, 2021.
In this collaboration, you’ll be enrolled by the University of Maine at Augusta but will enjoy the residential college experience of living and learning on the University of Maine at Farmington campus as you prepare to become a qualified nursing professional.
Combining a foundational education with real world experiences
During your first four semesters at Farmington, you’ll build a foundation of knowledge in Science, Humanities and related professional disciplines provided by UMF’s rich diversity of General Education and non-Gen Ed course work.
In the following semesters, you’ll focus on Nursing coursework and clinical application provided by UMA’s quality baccalaureate Nursing Education Program. Courses are live, using various distance modalities and online. You’ll also participate in live laboratory and simulation activities, gain experience from simulated clinical experiences, and engage in clinical experiences at various healthcare organizations to fulfill your clinical course.
Meet a growing demand in today’s healthcare field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections for 2019-2029, Registered Nursing (RN) is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2029. This innovative partnership is a tremendous step forward for healthcare and education in Franklin County and the surrounding area and is compounded by the current pandemic.
This incubator program for nurses will strengthen education and healthcare in Maine for years to come.
Provide you with a quality baccalaureate-level education
Enhance your abilities to sustain caring nursing practice within the complex and dynamic healthcare environment
Allow you to develop the leadership and management skills necessary to promote growth within the profession of nursing
Provide you with the educational foundation for graduate-level nursing education
Upon successful completion of the program you’ll receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Maine at Augusta. The B.S. in Nursing (BSN) is rapidly becoming the preferred educational credential for the profession. Upon degree completion, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and enter the field as a Registered Nurse (RN).