At Saint Joseph’s College Maine, nursing isn’t just a profession but a calling – one that our learners have been answering for over a century. Here, we fast-track nursing courses and clinicals. We mentor as we teach. We train you in the community as well as the classroom. And we offer nursing leadership training at every career stage. Skills, compassion, and confidence – that’s why our nursing graduates are known as healthcare heroes wherever they provide care.

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Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Center for Nursing Innovation
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Our Immersive Approach

The key to nursing education is having a mixture of hands-on, immersive experiences with real patients and simulation so that you can see a particular patient issue in a safe setting. That’s what you will find at SJC. We prepare students to take licensing examinations through rigorous course content and additional practice examinations.

Build Upon Your Skills

Each year and each course builds upon what you’ve learned. You’ll take the theory you learned in class and apply it to clinical situations. You’ll work directly with patients.

Advance Your Degree While Working

Our graduate online courses are designed to create that knowledge base for a nurse with an advanced degree and build upon the skills you have already learned. Clinical rotations in your community with providers that you know.

Immersive Skills

NP track students come to campus for an immersive skills day where you will learn specific skills related to your area of concentration. You will gain proficiency in these skills in a safe environment taught by experts in the field.

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Student Stories

Jonathan Beal '20

Nursing, MSN, FNP

Jonathan Beal 21 MSN FNP
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“Half way through my clinicals I felt ready. I knew that I could do this. The professors in the theory classes really help you to understand what you’re experiencing in the clinical aspects of it and they help you to analyze what you experience and what you might have missed and they really help you open up your mind and see the whole picture of a patient.”

Danielle Vermette 1

Dani Vermette '22

Nursing, BSN

“Something I learned when starting nursing courses is that as a job, nursing is very situation based. You can have all the knowledge you need, but you need to be able to critically think and apply that knowledge to every unique situation you find yourself in. It’s a tough skill to learn! But tutoring and discussing with professors really helps you build those skills.”

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Haley Frohlich '22

Nursing, BSN

Haley Frohlich 1
Haley Frohlich 2

“I currently work on a cardiovascular ICU. I love the ICU specialty because you learn so much, and that critical care experience is extremely valuable to me because I hope to go to grad school for my doctorate in nursing anesthesia and eventually become a CRNA.”

Shannon Bethel 1

Shannon Bethel '22

Nursing, BSN

“I did a fellowship last summer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston that I loved. I worked for six weeks on a bone marrow transplant and leukemia floor, and then another six weeks on a medical oncology floor. I was able to get a ton of experience with chemo, transplants, and central lines on the bone marrow transplant and leukemia floor. I hope to be the nurse that all of my patients know they can come to with whatever it is they need. I don’t want to be anything other than that.”

Shannon Bethel 2

Jonathan Beal '20

Nursing, MSN, FNP

Jonathan Beal 21 MSN FNP

“Half way through my clinicals I felt ready. I knew that I could do this. The professors in the theory classes really help you to understand what you’re experiencing in the clinical aspects of it and they help you to analyze what you experience and what you might have missed and they really help you open up your mind and see the whole picture of a patient.”

online nursing 1

Dani Vermette '22

Nursing, BSN

Danielle Vermette 1

“Something I learned when starting nursing courses is that as a job, nursing is very situation based. You can have all the knowledge you need, but you need to be able to critically think and apply that knowledge to every unique situation you find yourself in. It’s a tough skill to learn! But tutoring and discussing with professors really helps you build those skills.”

campus nursing 2

Haley Frohlich '22

Nursing, BSN

Haley Frohlich 1

“I currently work on a cardiovascular ICU. I love the ICU specialty because you learn so much, and that critical care experience is extremely valuable to me because I hope to go to grad school for my doctorate in nursing anesthesia and eventually become a CRNA.”

Haley Frohlich 2

Shannon Bethel '22

Nursing, BSN

Shannon Bethel 1

“I did a fellowship last summer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston that I loved. I worked for six weeks on a bone marrow transplant and leukemia floor, and then another six weeks on a medical oncology floor. I was able to get a ton of experience with chemo, transplants, and central lines on the bone marrow transplant and leukemia floor. I hope to be the nurse that all of my patients know they can come to with whatever it is they need. I don’t want to be anything other than that.”

Shannon Bethel 2
 

Why Saint Joseph’s College of Maine?

Program Rigor

You’ll be well prepared to function in today’s health care system. You’ll get faculty attention and you’ll be ready.

Ease in Continuing Your Career

It’s easy to continue on. You can start in undergraduate program and if you have a desire to do more, come back to our graduate program. You’ll get the same vigor in all programs.

Immersive Activities

At the undergraduate level, clinical rotations, simulation labs, and health assessment labs. At the graduate level: clinical rotations in your community with providers that you know, and in person immersive skills day.

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Nursing professor "play" the simulation people for nursing students
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Accreditation

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791. ccneaccreditation.org

The pre-licensure baccalaureate program is also approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing.

BSN

NCLEX
Pass Rate
90.63%

Acute Care NP

NCLEX
Pass Rate
100%

FNP

NCLEX
Pass Rate
90%

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Recent Employers

  • Maine Medical Center

  • Central Maine Medical Center

  • Spring Harbor

  • United Healthcare

  • Maine College of Health Professions

  • Hebron Academy

  • Saint Joseph’s College

Faculty

Amy Bergeron
Amy BergeronAssistant Professor
Nancy Bonard
Nancy BonardInstructor
Charity Cerminara
Charity CerminaraInstructor
Martha DeCesere
Martha DeCesereAssistant Professor
Terry Girouard-Jordan
Terry Girouard-JordanUndergraduate Program Director
Kelly Hudock
Kelly HudockChair
Yvette Lowery
Yvette LoweryProgram Director, Graduate Nursing
Rachelle Mack
Rachelle MackNursing Adjunct Faculty
Vanessa Marcelle
Vanessa MarcelleAssistant Professor
Ashley Shamos
Ashley ShamosInstructor
Lindsay Snyder
Lindsay SnyderInstructor

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Nov. 15

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Feb. 1

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