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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 Nursing Program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, 161 Capitol St. 158 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0158. Phone: 207.287.1133; Fax: 207.287.1149; www.maine.gov/boardofnursing. The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peach Tree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404.975.5000; Fax: 404.975.5020; www.acenursing.org, formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.; www.nlnac.org. The ACEN accreditation is from 2012-2020.
NCLEX pass rates:
- 2019 – 100%
- 2018 – 100%
- 2017 – 100%
- 2016 – 79.3%
- 2015 – 93.75%
- 2014 – 96.3%
Program Completion Rates:
- 2016 cohort – 78%
- 2015 cohort – 81%
- 2014 cohort – 85%
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
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.
Provides safe nursing care through individual performance and participation in system safety processes.
Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, reduce errors, and support decision making.
Participates actively in professional growth and development.
Provides compassionate care through the use of therapeutic communication, respect, comfort, and attentiveness.
Effectively communicates, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance knowledge, experience, and health outcomes.
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.
Values the unique psychosocial, physical, and cultural attributes of the older adult to promote healthy aging and provide safe and effective care.