Learn About University of Maine System Health – Nursing and Medicine Programs Requiring Licensure or State Authorization

On this page, you will find a list of programs throughout the University of Maine System in which students may seek state authorization or licensure upon graduation from the program.

Individual schools and programs must disclose whether completion of a licensure or certification program meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which the student lives or intends to reside. Visit an individual program page to find contact information and learn more about the program’s licensure and state authorization requirements.


Health – Nursing and Medicine Programs by Degree/Program Type:

Associate of Science

Dental Assisting

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Dental Assisting webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Nancy Foster
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu

License: Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB)/Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
License/Certification Website: Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. website (External Site)
Additional Information: Each State has specific licensure requirements.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington

Dental Hygiene

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Dental Hygiene webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Nancy Foster
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu

National License: National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE)
National License/Certification Website: National Board Dental Hygiene Examination webpage (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

State License: American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX)
State License/Certification Website: American Board of Dental Examiners website (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: State license not accepted in Georgia, Delaware and Nebraska

Medical Laboratory Technology

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website: University of Maine at Augusta Medical Laboratory Technology webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Elisha Sirois
Email: elisha.sirois@maine.edu

Certification: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
Certification Website: ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification webpage (External Site)

License: Varies by State or Territory; Information available through The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
License Website: The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (External Site)
Additional Information: State/Territory Licensure – Please contact the ASCLS/State of Interest for more information.
States Requiring Licensure in Addition to National Certification: California, Hawaii, Florida, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Nevada, West Virginia, Montana, Georgia and Puerto Rico

This program will prepare you to be eligible for certification in the State of Maine. Visit the University of Maine System State Authorization & Licensure homepage to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Medical Laboratory Technology

University: University of Presque Isle
Program Website: The (Medical Laboratory Technology) MLT Program of Maine (External Site)
Contact Person: Leigh Belair
Email: leigh.belair@maine.edu

Certification: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
Certification Website: ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification webpage (External Site)

License: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
License/Certification Website: The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (External Site)
Additional Information: National Licensure
Any known states in which license is not accepted: California

This program will prepare you to be eligible for certification in the State of Maine. Visit the University of Maine System State Authorization & Licensure homepage to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Bachelor of Arts

Biology Medical Laboratory Technology 2+2

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Medical Laboratory Technology webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Elisha Sirois
Email: elisha.sirois@maine.edu

Certification: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
Certification Website: ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification webpage (External Site)

License: Varies by State or Territory; Information available through The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
License Website: The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (External Site)
Additional Information: State/Territory Licensure – Please contact the ASCLS/State of Interest for more information.
States Requiring Licensure in Addition to National Certification: California, Hawaii, Florida, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Nevada, West Virginia, Montana, Georgia and Puerto Rico

This program will prepare you to be eligible for certification in the State of Maine. Visit the University of Maine System State Authorization & Licensure homepage to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Bachelor of Science

Community Health Education (K-12)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: University of Maine at Farmington Community Health Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Theresa Overall
Email:
theresa.overall@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Health Education Teacher Certification (520)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Dental Hygiene

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Dental Hygiene webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Nancy Foster
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu

National License: National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE)
National License/Certification Website: National Board Dental Hygiene Examination webpage (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

State License: American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX)
State License/Certification Website: American Board of Dental Examiners website (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: State license not accepted in Georgia, Delaware and Nebraska

Nursing

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Bachelor of Science in Nursing webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Shannon Gauvin
Email: shannon.gauvin@maine.edu

License: National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
License/Certification Website: National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: State license under the compact of 34 states
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Nursing

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Nursing Programs (External Site)
Contact Person: Brenda Petersen
Email: 
brenda.petersen@maine.edu

License: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) for State Licensure as Registered Nurse
License Website:
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and Other Exams (External Site)
Additional Information: 
State of Maine Licensing (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Veterinary Technology

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Veterinary Technology webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Jennifer Freese
Email: jennifer.freese@maine.edu

License: VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam)/Veterinary Technician
License/Certification Website: American Association of Veterinary State Boards Veterinary Technician
National Exam website (External Site)
Additional Information: National Licensure. The VTNE is used as part of a voluntary credential process in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming. It is required for all other states. Students also must obtain a state license after passing the national board exam to practice in most states. Also, not all states required a veterinary technician to become licensed.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 4-year Program of Study webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Kelley Strout
Email: kelley.strout@maine.edu

License: Registered Nurse
License/Certification Website: Maine State Board of Nursing website (External Site)
Additional Information: If students opt to practice in a state that is not an NLC state, that student will apply for licensure to that state by going to that state’s Board of Nursing Website and following the instructions for Licensure by Examination (for those students who have yet to pass the NCLEX-RN) or for Licensure by Endorsement (for those RN’s who have passed the NCLEX-RN and are seeking and RN license in a non-NLC state).
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington

Nursing

University: University of Maine at Fort Kent
Program Website:
University of Maine at Fork Kent Nursing webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Soucy
Email:
erin.soucy@maine.edu

License: National Licensing Exam (NCLEX)
License/Certification Website: Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information: National Licensure
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Nursing (Accelerated)

University: University of Maine at Fort Kent
Program Website:
University of Maine at Fork Kent Nursing webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Soucy
Email: erin.soucy@maine.edu

License: National Licensing Exam (NCLEX)
License/Certification Website: Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information: National Licensure
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Nursing (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

University: University of Maine at Fort Kent
Program Website:
University of Maine at Fork Kent Nursing webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Soucy
Email: erin.soucy@maine.edu

License: National Licensing Exam (NCLEX)
License/Certification Website: Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information: National Licensure
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Certificate

Dental Assisting

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Maine at Augusta Dental Assisting webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Nancy Foster
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu

License: Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB)/Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
License/Certification Website: Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. website (External Site)
Additional Information: Each State has specific licensure requirements.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington

Certificate of Advanced Study

Nursing

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine School of Nursing Master’s and Graduate Certificate Programs (External Site)
Contact Person: Brenda Petersen
Email: 
brenda.petersen@maine.edu

License: Advanced Practice Nurse (APN-c) Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
License Website: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and Other Exams (External Site), Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (External Site) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
Only accepted in Maine

Doctor of Nurse Practice

Nursing

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (External Site)
Contact Person: Brenda Petersen
Email: 
brenda.petersen@maine.edu

License: Contact program lead for more information
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
Only accepted in Maine

Master of Arts

Communication Sciences and Disorders

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Nancy Hall
Email: nhall@maine.edu

National Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
National Certification Website: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Apply for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology webpage (External Site)
Any known states in which certification is not accepted: No

State Licensure: Speech-Language Pathologist
State Licensure Website: Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing webpage (External Site)
Any known states in which certification is not accepted: No

Master of Science

Athletic Training

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Department of Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences – Athletic Training Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Dominique Ross
Email: dominique.ross@maine.edu

License: Athletic Trainer
License Website: State Maine Athletic Trainers Program (External Site)
Additional Information: The program prepares students to sit for the national Board of Certification exam, which is required for licensure in all states.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Nursing

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: Graduate Nursing Programs (External Site)
Contact Person: Brenda Petersen
Email: 
brenda.petersen@maine.edu

License: Advanced Practice Nurse (APN-c) Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
License Website:
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and Other Exams (External Site), Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (External Site) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
Only accepted in Maine

Nursing (Online)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Master’s and Graduate Nursing Programs (External Site)
Contact Person: Brenda Petersen
Email: 
brenda.petersen@maine.edu

License: Contact program lead for more information
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
Only accepted in Maine

Master of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practioner – MSN-FNP (External Site)
Contact Person: Sean Sibley
Email: sean.sibley@maine.edu

License: Family Nurse Practitioner
License/Certification Website: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification (External Site) and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board Examination (External Site)
Additional Information: National Licensure
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No