At the new Nursing Simulation Lab at the UMA Rumford Center, from left, are Chelsea Coffin, a Bachelor of Science in nursing student from West Paris; and Kim Akers, nursing professor from Rumford.

RUMFORD — People interested in a career in nursing can visit one of the many statewide information sessions that the University of Maine at Augusta has planned for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the UMA Rumford Center, 60 Lowell St.

The information session will have both in-person and virtual options. Prospective students can learn about UMA’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Holistic Nursing program, how to transfer credits from the State Community College system, and will be able to view the simulation labs at the various locations, according to a news release from Jim Bradley, director.

The Holistic Nursing Program prepares potential students with skills in clinical practice, communication, critical thinking and writing, research, and leadership. The Bachelor of Science in nursing is rapidly becoming the preferred educational credential for registered nurses. UMA’s program helps students earn this credential by offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in holistic nursing.

Holistic nursing focuses on the individualized care of the patient based on the principle that a patient’s biological, social, psychological, spiritual and environmental aspects are all connected and need to be attended to individually while fostering healing relationships.

There are options for fall and spring entry as well as full-time and part-time options to help meet students where they are in their path to a nursing degree.

The information session will provide prospective students with a program overview, demonstration of hands-on simulation in the locations that students attend, interaction with nursing faculty, admission information, and the opportunity for a question-and-answer period and more.

The Rumford Center is one of eight UMA centers located across Maine. A virtual option is also available for those not able to attend in person, but prospective students are encouraged to attend in person to view simulation labs at each location.

For more information or to register, visit or call 207-364-7882.


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