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University of Southern Maine

School of Nursing

Portland, ME

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Overview

University of Southern Maine / School of Nursing is located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science (MS) Management
Post Master Certificate (PMC) Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner
Master of Science (MS) Family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
Master of Science (MS) Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Nursing
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) Nursing
Master of Science (MS) Education
Master of Science (MS) Family nurse practitioner
Post Master Certificate (PMC) Family nurse practitioner
Post Master Certificate (PMC) Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

131
Applied
40
Accepted
27
Enrolled
31%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

109
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 0.92%
White or Caucasian 87%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.83%
Asian 0.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.92%
Unknown 8.26%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 15
Male (3)
Female (23)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Women's health, nursing history, weight control, community services, substance abuse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Krista M. Meinersmann
Director of Nursing Program
Email: kmeinersmann@usm.maine.edu
Phone: 207-780-4993

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