Learn about caring through an Integral-Holistic Curriculum

In recent years, holistic nursing has begun to find its rightful way back into contemporary nursing, effectively tying together medical breakthroughs with a nurturing and healing approach. This is the very premise of UMA’s BS program. It takes the best of modern medicine, health, and caring, and ties it together with all the profession has learned over the past 100 years.

With UMA’s integral-holistic curriculum based in Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Barbara Dossey’s theory of Integral Nursing, and Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy, our RN Completion program is not just about the patient.

As a student here, you will learn:

  • how to take better care of yourself in a profession that we know firsthand can be incredibly stressful.
  • to create meaningful and sustainable caring-healing nursing practices that support why you became a nurse in the first place.
  • knowledge and skills beyond the ASN foundation to enhance your practice.

Accessible for students at a distance:
Because most of our BSN students are working nurses, UMA’s program offers a combination of fully online and blended learning courses. This blended approach of e-learning with occasional face-to-face* meetings will enable you to flourish in our program, no matter the demands of your daily life or how far you live from Augusta.
*Students may participate in face-to-face classes via synchronous web conferencing from home or work (high speed internet required).

To learn about technology requirements for online learning, please visit the following link: http://learn.maine.edu/get-started/steps/

Accreditation:
UMA’s BS in Nursing program was granted initial 5-year accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in March 2014. The next evaluation is scheduled for fall 2018.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000
F: (404) 975-5020
www.acenursing.org