Nursing

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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 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:

  • 2017 – 100%
  • 2016 – 79.3%
  • 2015 – 93.75%
  • 2014 – 96.3%

Program Completion Rates:

  • 2013 cohort – 96.9%
  • 2012 cohort – 89.5%
  • 2011 cohort – 81.2%

Job placement rate:

  • 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 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.