UMA Rockland Preparing Future Nurses

Photo by: UMA Rockland Grace Kurr a nursing student at UMA Rockland, studies Anatomy and Physiology in the Rockland science room.

Admission to the University of Maine at Augusta's Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Fall of 2021 is underway at the UMA Rockland Center.

In addition 16 second-year sophomore students will begin clinical education and nursing laboratory components next fall in the local area, having finished up first year requirements..

"We have a very talented group of nursing students moving through our rigorous programming," said UMA Rockland's Director Deborah Meehan.  "This is a competitive, fully accredited and highly regarded BSN which will contribute to the local health care workforce."

Meehan noted that there are several paths to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UMA Rockland.  High school seniors may apply and be admitted to a full-time track straight from high school.  It is important that these recent high school graduates complete biology with a lab and chemistry with a lab either in high school or through Early College course opportunities at UMA Rockland to meet requirements for admission.

Adult students who may have been away from academics for several years may start taking pre-requisite courses, particularly in math and science, on a part-time basis in order to meet competitive admission standards. This path can apply to those who may have previously stopped out of formal education, or who are considering a career change.

UMA's Rockland's recent expansion of its science education classroom, including high end microscopes and anatomical models is supporting the nursing curriculum.

"The most important thing that anyone considering a nursing degree can do is to pick up the phone and call UMA Rockland and set up a time to talk with an academic advisor," said Meehan.  ""We help many get pointed in the right direction and unpack all of the processes."

Meehan added that there is good financial aid available as well as additional scholarship opportunities to support students through the BSN.  "How to pay for it is certainly a consideration," she noted. "But it should not be a barrier."

For more information on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or the 20+ other degree programs available at UMA Rockland contact them at 596-6906 or email to


UMA student Grace Kurr (Photo by: UMA Rockland)
UMA student Hannah Potter (Photo by: UMA Rockland)
UMA student Jade Philip (Photo by: UMA Rockland)
UMA student Tammy Sewell (Photo by: UMA Rockland)
UMA student Anthony Hammond (Photo by: UMA Rockland)
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