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Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the various clinical agencies. A schedule of classes and clinical rotations is provided at the beginning of each semester. Clinical rotations may involve evening, daytime, and weekends based on the availability of clinical sites and instructors.

In order to progress and graduate from the Nursing Program, students must maintain passing grades in clinical coursework, concurrent with maintaining at least a C (75) exam average and course grade in all required nursing theory courses. Further guidelines are provided in the Nursing Student Handbook.

The Associate Degree in Nursing at Eastern Maine Community College at the Bangor Campus located in Bangor, ME, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation through 2028.

EMCC is pleased to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Click here for more information and how to contact ACEN.

NCLEX pass rates:

  • 2020 – 94.1%
  • 2019 – 100%
  • 2018 – 100%
  • 2017 – 100%

Program Completion Rates:

3 year completion rate is 78%

Job placement rate:

  • 2018 – 100% (after passing NCLEX)
  • 2017 – 100% (after passing NCLEX)
  • 2016 – 100% (after passing NCLEX)

The Maine State Board of Nursing may refuse to grant a license on the basis of criminal history record information relating to convictions as described in Title 5, Chapter 5301, Subsection 2 of the Maine Revised Statutes, Annotated

Admission Timetable

Applications for the Nursing program at EMCC are accepted between September 1 and December 30 each year for consideration for enrollment the following fall. Applications are not accepted for spring enrollment. For more information please see the Nursing Applicant page.

Key Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the Associate in Science in the Nursing Program will be able to

1.    Person-Centered Care
Acknowledge the person or designee as a partner and source of control in providing care based on the values, preferences, culture, and needs of the person/family/community.

2.   Teamwork and Collaboration
Collaborates with respect, truth, and fairness as an effective member of the healthcare team.

3.   Evidence-based Practice
Demonstrates evidence-based clinical decision making using the nursing process.

4.   Quality Improvement
Participates in continuous quality improvement processes.

5.   Safety
Provides safe nursing care through individual performance and participation in system safety processes.

6.   Informatics
Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, reduce errors, and support decision making.

7.   Professionalism
Participates actively in professional growth and development.

8.   Caring
Provides compassionate care through the use of therapeutic communication, respect, comfort, and attentiveness.

9. Communication
Effectively communicates, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance knowledge, experience, and health outcomes.

10. Leadership
Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting through accountability, influence, change management and collaboration with others in a way that will facilitate the establishment and achievement of shared goals.

11. System-Based Practice
Responsive to the changing healthcare system and demonstrates the ability to access resources in a safe, effective, and financially responsible manner to prived value-based care.

12. Geriatrics
Values the unique psychosocial, physical, and cultural attributes of the older adult to promote healthy aging and provide safe and effective care.

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