School of Nursing

Medical Xpress publishes release on older adult wellness study

Medical Xpress carried a University of Maine news release about a study by UMaine researchers about the wellness priorities of older adults. The study, led by nursing professor Kelley Strout and drawing on Hettler’s Six Dimensions of Wellness, found that maintaining wellness across different dimensions contributes to older adults’ sense of independence. The research recommends […]

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WVII interviews Walker for report on nursing shortage

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Mary Walker, director of the University of Maine School of Nursing, in a report on the increasing nursing shortage. A shortage of 3,200 nursing positions in Maine, and more than 100,000 nationwide, is expected by 2022, and colleges and universities in Maine are hoping for action on a bond that would […]

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Student spotlight: Samantha Frank

Hometown: Windham, Maine Nursing major and four-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association champion Samantha Frank graduated in May. She recently concluded her career as a Black Bear grappler with a 44–0 record. “Wrestling is a good practice run for life. Nursing is really hard. The biggest thing for me is I have strong faith and a […]

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Maine Public reports on high number of applicants to UMS nursing programs

Maine Public reported the University of Maine System is anticipating a record number of nursing applicants for the 2018–2019 school year, even as the state continues to struggle with nursing shortages. Dan Demeritt, executive director of public affairs for the University of Maine System, said that as of May 1, the UMaine School of Nursing […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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Nine college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Nine of the college’s faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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