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Online Nursing Programs

Through a culture of innovation, our online graduate nursing programs prepare you to lead in the health care profession.

Nursing Degrees – 100% Online Coursework

Our accelerated programs are convenient and flexible, so you can advance your career while continuing to meet work and family obligations. Our experienced faculty is committed to helping you every step of the way.

140+ Years

For over 140 years, USM has been committed to academic excellence in education.


The nursing programs at the University of Southern Maine are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 665 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

Ranked #2

USM is ranked #2 in the “2020 Best Online Colleges in Maine” rankings by Guide to Online Schools (

As a leading educator of health care providers, the School of Nursing provides the academic and social foundation for nursing graduates to meet the needs of local citizens and the global community.

Our graduate nursing programs advance the practice of nursing by ensuring that every student engages in scholarly inquiry through interprofessional collaboration using research, quality improvement methods, and contemporary technology.

Choose from these online programs:

Why Study Nursing at USM:

  • Affordable & Accelerated: With competitively priced, pay-as-you-go tuition, you can go online to earn a respected degree affordably and in as few as 18 months.
  • Simple Admission Process: No GRE is required to apply for students with a 3.0 GPA. Plus, you can transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours from any university within the University of Maine System or up to six credit hours from an outside university.
  • Diverse Experiences: Interact in discussions with nurses from diverse backgrounds and be exposed to new ideas and different perspectives.
  • Cutting-Edge Instructors: Our experienced faculty is engaged in real-world research and committed to bringing you the most work-relevant education available.

About the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing’s philosophy is built on the concept of community. Our academic community offers the best online environment for reflective learning and one-on-one interactions between faculty and student. As our faculty and students immerse themselves in the greater community, we emphasize the value of working and learning with persons of diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of each citizen through the education of caring and competent nurses prepared for the challenges of 21st-century nursing practice.

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