DNP Programs in Maine (ME)
Maine might be known as “The Pine Tree State”, but they have nursing programs that keep up with the times. If you are looking for a nationally accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program in Maine, look no farther. You can find one here.
University of Southern Maine
School of Nursing
University of Southern Maine’s School of Nursing offers a CCNE accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The DNP program currently offers only one pathway to the DNP: a post-Master’s pathway. It prepares nurses for the most advanced clinical practice.
The post-Master’s DNP program requires 42-43 credit hours and can be completed with either a part-time or full-time basis. Students are required to complete a mandated minimum of 1,000 clinical hours.
Applicants to the post-Master’s DNP program must hold a Master’s degree in nursing with in one of the following specialization:
- Advance Practice Nursing (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, or Nurse Anesthetist)
- Nurse Educator
- Nurse Management/Administration
Their Master’s must be from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program with a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The prospective student must taken either the GRE or MAT within the last five years with acceptable scores.
While University of Sourthern Maine does not currently have a post-Baccalaureate program, they have plans to offer one soon.
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
USM School of Nursing
PO Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104