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Welcome to the Department of Nursing

The University of New England, a recognized leader in the preparation of health care professionals, offers a continuum of nursing programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Department of Nursing education program enables students to select a curriculum that meets their needs.

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  • UNE's 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is offered on the Biddeford Campus with four semesters that build a foundation of knowledge in science and humanities while introducing students to related health professional disciplines. The last four semesters are delivered on the Portland campus where students are immersed in nursing course work and clinical experiences. More.

  • UNE's Registered Nurse (RN to BSN) program is offered on the Portland Campus designed for the non-traditional student and working nurse. RN's who have graduated from an associate degree or diploma program may return to school to continue their professional development at the beginning of the third year. Baccalaureate-level nursing courses are conveniently held one day a week to make scheduling easier for the working nurse. Many students have found that the ability to continue employment in their chosen profession while enrolled in the BSN program enhances the learning experience and helps to offset the cost of education. More.

  • UNE's Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor's (A-BSN)  Program starts in December and runs continuously for 17 months on the Portland Campus. It consists of five semesters, including a summer session. The program is designed for students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree (BS or BA). Applicants must have completed the required prerequisites for the program with a math/science GPA of 3.0 and meet all other requirements for admission to the University.. More.

High-Tech Patient Simulators

 The Clinical Simulation Program at UNE uses ‘high fidelity’ patient simulators placed in realistic clinical settings such as patient exam, trauma and operating rooms to produce a real-life environment.  This process allows nursing students to be totally immersed in a patient care scenario where they can safely practice and build upon their clinical skills.

ACEN Accreditation

The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing.


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