UMA and UMFK are pleased to announce that we have opened admission to our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Collaborative Program. The BSN is rapidly becoming the preferred educational credential for Registered Nurses and we are delighted to help students earn this credential in the Augusta region.
A few program highlights:
- Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the RN licensure exam.
- The nursing course sequence is distributed over a four-year cycle. It may be possible to attend part-time while completing the first half of the program if students have prior college credits and/or attend summer semesters.
- The degree will be awarded by UMFK. Students will matriculate and register through UMA for the first year of the program and will then transition to UMFK for years two through four.
- This program will not require travel to Fort Kent. Nursing classes will be taught at UMA’s Augusta campus. Clinical placements (3rd and 4th year) will be primarily in the Augusta region.
- Cumulative (all past college history, including non-regionally accredited institution) GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Successful completion (grade of C or higher) of at least 2 years of high school college prep science with lab including Biology, Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology; or 1 semester of college biology with lab
- Completion of or eligible to register for ENG 101 (eligibility determined through placement testing or SAT scores)
- Completion of MAT 030 Algebra I (or course waiver through placement testing) or completion of a 100 level college math course
- Students who are transferring from another nursing program (ASN or BSN), must include with their application a letter from a previous faculty member, preferably a nursing faculty, and addressed to the Division of Nursing. The letter must indicate that the student left the institution(s) in good academic standing, and in that faculty member’s best estimation, the student is capable of completing the nursing major within a four-year period.
Each year, all application materials must be submitted by January 31st. Initial reviews will take place in February/March with first offers made by April 1st for the ensuing fall semester. Additional reviews and offers of admission will occur as long as space remains in the program. Students who are admissible to UMA but do not meet the competitive admission standards and/or are admissible after the class is full will be offered admission to Liberal Studies, Pre-Nursing track.