School of Nursing

WVII covers School of Nursing’s White Coat Ceremony

WVII (Channel 7) reported 118 University of Maine School of Nursing students took an oath of compassionate care during the the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing White Coat Ceremony. During the ceremony, which marks the beginning of their nursing education, the students received a white nursing coat and lapel […]

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Alumnus joins staff of EMMC University Medicine — Cutler Health Center

Family nurse practitioner and alumnus Sean Sibley has joined the staff of EMMC University Medicine — Cutler Health Center at the University of Maine. Sibley received a master of science degree in nursing from UMaine while working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit of Eastern Maine Medical Center. His advanced practice clinical […]

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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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