BSN Programs in Maine


There are just five different nursing schools in Maine that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs.

Below are some featured online BSN that you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button, or one of the links to their program. These nursing programs are currently accepting applicants now and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Maine.

Full List of BSN Programs in Maine

Featured BSN programs accepting Maine applicants
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Campus-based programs in Maine

Husson University
1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401
Husson offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree that is harmoniously intertwined with holistic nursing care and spiritual growth.  First year undergraduate students beginning at the university must meet general admission requirements in addition to special nursing eligibility requirements. Freshman applicants need to have a combined SAT score of 1350, a high GPA of 3.0, 4 years of English, 2 years of math, 2 years of science and 1 year of social sciences. 

Starting as a freshman, the BSN takes 4 years with nursing and clinical courses starting at the fall of the sophomore year. It is possible to transfer credits apart from the last 60 which must be completed at Husson. Students can apply at any time for consideration for the next academic semester since the school accepts applications on a rolling basis.

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Saint Joseph College of Maine

278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME 04084

Even with a catholic identity, SJC welcomes students from all walks of life to their BS in nursing program. This traditional bachelors nursing degree accepts a limited number of students and admission is selective and competitive. Students need only to have one application both for the college and the nursing program i.e. it is a direct entry program. At the time of freshman application, students must send SAT scores and transcripts showing college preparatory courses including chemistry and biology. All students must maintain a grade C+ to be eligible for progression in the next semester of study. Besides the usual curriculum, students that demonstrate scholastic ability may be invited to join the Sigma Theta Tau International chapter of the college. The program enables graduates to be eligible for the NLCEX-RN exam for first licensure as registered nurses.

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University of Maine-Orono

5724 Dunn Hall, Orono, ME 04469

Students admitted to complete the CCNE accredited BSN program at the University of Maine-Orono have two steps to take. Following admission as a freshman, students complete a first year and 1st semester sophomore year curriculum of at least 49 credits. This enables students to become eligible for the 2nd phase of nursing courses which begin at the spring of the sophomore level. Progression into the nursing and clinical courses is contingent with successfully completing the 49-credist of general university coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, a science GPA of 2.75.

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University of Maine-Fort Kent

23 University Dr, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Fort Kent campus of University of Maine offers a 120 credit traditional bachelor of nursing degree. High school applicants need to have completed 4 years English, 2 years math, social science and science each in addition to foreign language. SAT and ACT scores are also recommended for admission in the freshman year but are not required.  Students wishing to transfer credits from other accredited colleges must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all attempted coursework. Transfers students are considered for clinical classes based space availability. The program has a unique feature in that students start on nursing courses as early as their first semester in school. Similarly a follow-up combination of both general education and nursing courses is observed up to junior level.

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University of Southern Maine

71 Bedford St, Portland, ME  04104

The BS in nursing is offered at two campuses of USM; the main campus at Portland and the Lewiston Campus.  The program is designed to prepare beginning students who wish to take the NCLEX-RN exam for their first time. Fresh high school graduates may apply for the admission to take liberal arts and general education courses of the program. Interested candidates are ranked on the basis of academic record, references, high school rank and SAT scores for admission into the selective program. 

Transfer students can also transfer prerequisite coursework to USM for the nursing major during the fall semester only. Such students are accepted as cohorts on a space availability basis after preference is given to qualified USM students who submit a supplemental application for the major. Clinical courses are available during both fall and spring semesters at the main campus and only once annually at the Lewiston campus.  The program typically takes 4 years of full time study to complete though part time options are available. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.75 to be able to progress into the track.

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