Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing
About Our Program
Nursing students attend classes and take care of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Before they care for patients, students spend time in the campus laboratory learning and practicing the skills needed to provide safe care. Maine College of Health Professions students gain experience in the following areas: maternity, long-term care, pediatrics, surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, mental health, cardiac care and post surgery. They also have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities such as flu immunization clinics and health fairs.
MCHP's state-of-the-art simulation laboratory provides excellent training, and clinical rotations have a low student-faculty ratio.
Evening Weekend Nursing Program Starting January 2020
Our next evening/weekend Nursing program will start in January 2020. The program is four semesters: Spring 2020 (starts in January), Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Students will graduate in May 2021. In addition to our regular admissions requirements, applicants for the Evening/Weekend program will be expected to have completed all General Education courses. For a complete listing of all Admissions Requirements, including the list of required General Education courses, please click here. To apply for any of our programs, please click here. We will begin accepting applications January 1, 2019. Early applications will not be accepted.
The class schedule for 2020 will be announced closer to 1/1/19. The following is a sample schedule of class and clinical: Tuesday 3p-10:30p, Wednesday 3p-10:30p, Thursday 3p-7:30p, and Saturday 6:30a-6:30p.
Day Nursing Program Starting September 2019
Our next day Nursing program will start in Fall 2019. The program is four semesters and students will graduate in May 2021. For a complete listing of all Admissions Requirements, please click here. To apply for any of our programs, please click here. We will begin accepting applications September 1, 2018. Early applications will not be accepted.
Nursing Bridge Program Starting Summer 2019
Our Bridge Nursing program is designed to allow students, with prior healthcare education and/or training, the opportunity to complete a ten week Bridge course and, after successful completion, enter the A.D.N. program with advanced standing. Matriculated students will be placed into semester three of the A.D.N. program upon successful completion of the Bridge course. Student entering in summer 2019 will graduate in May 2020.
We accept applications starting September 1, 2018 until December 21, 2018. Early applications will not be accepted. All application materials must be received by December 21st at 5pm. Late application materials will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Applicants for the Bridge program must meet one of the following criteria: Additional admissions criteria can be found here.
~Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.)
~Military Healthcare Professional
~Associate Degree Healthcare Professional as a Medical Imaging Technologist, Radiation Therapist, or Respiratory Therapist.