University of Southern Maine

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: The University of Southern Maine is located in Portland, Maine.  Frequently asked questions can be found here.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to the University of Southern Maine and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Four semesters straight through starting in May.

Prerequisites: Required courses include Anatomy & Physiology and Statistics. Recommended courses include Microbiology with Lab, Chemistry (Organic or Biochemistry preferred), and Growth & Development (whole life span preferred).

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA in their prior degree. The lowest grade accepted for the cohort of May 2012 was 3.7.

Application Information: Deadline for May start is October 1st.  The application for the College of Nursing can be found here.  The application for the University of Southern Maine can be found here

Admission Tests: No admission tests listed.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here