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The Nursing program blends nursing and general education courses with clinical experiences at local healthcare facilities. After completing two semesters and a summer session, students are eligible for licensure as practical nurses; after two additional semesters, students graduate with an associate degree in Nursing and are eligible for licensure as registered nurses. Additionally, students who are already licensed practical nurses may apply to enter the program's second or third semester. Competition for admission to the Nursing program is intense. Only Maine residents can currently be considered.
Multiple Entry/Multiple Exit Options
A third option is available to students who are already licensed practical nurses. These students must take an entrance exam which will determine if they enter the second or third semester of the program. They must also complete the required general education classes for the first year, and a three credit role transition class.
The nursing program consists of a combination of nursing and general education courses, as well as selected clinical experiences at local health care facilities. Students may complete the required general education courses prior to entering the nursing program.
Applicants should apply early (9-11 months prior to program start), have above average grades, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent math skills, in addition to the requirements listed below.
Final acceptance is conditional upon receipt of the College's standard health form, signed by a physician indicating good health and the ability to perform all aspects of nursing skills on campus and at clinical sites. Note: In case of questions, please refer to 'Functional Abilities Essential for Nursing Practice' available through the Nursing or Admissions Offices.
All nursing students must provide their own transportation to clinical settings.
Note: The Maine State Board of Nursing may refuse to grant a license on the basis of the criminal history record information relating to convictions denominated in Title 5, Chapter 341, Section 5301, Subsection 2 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.
Further information about the SMCC Nursing Program is available from NLNAC, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
Program Admissions Requirements
Note: Nursing Applicants
Continuing Your Education
Graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing program can pursue a Baccalaureate Degree (BSN) through a formal '2+2' articulation agreement with the University of Southern Maine, University of New England, Husson College, and an informal agreement with St. Joseph's College.