DATABOOKThe State of the State’sNursing Education Programs2020 Survey ResultsPrepared by Susan B. Sepples PhDAssociate Professor of NursingCollege of Science, Technology and HealthUniversity of Southern Maine


Number of degree programs offered only On-line?16141312108642210YesNoNo Response


If you don't currently offer an LPN Program, are you considering offering an LPN CCNoMCHPNo NENoUSMNoIf yes, please explainIf resources (space, money, and faculty) become available.Planning to admit third cohort in January 2022. In process of seeking candidacy status for accreditationof PN program.

Enrollment CapsProgramDo you currently have enrollment caps?BEALYesCMCCYesEMCCYesHUBSN - NoGRAD - MAYesUMFKNoUNEYesUSMYes

Enrollment CapsWhat is your enrollment cap for the 2020-2021academic year?What is your planned enrollment cap for the 20212022 academic year?BEAL140240CMCC64 first year students64 first year studentsEMCC5454HU100 students incoming cohort with 10 additional transfer or 100 students incoming cohort with 30 additional transfer orinternal transfer studentsinternal transfer studentsKVCCadmit 40 every fall; 40 second year students 80admit 40 every fall; 40 second year students 80MCHP6440NMCC40 ADN (32 in PI / 8 in Houlton)32 ADN (PI) 24 PNPURDUENANASJCBSN 72 RN-BSN noe cap MSN and Post Masters no capsame as aboveSMCC8683UMBSN 80 Fall, 40 Spring, MSN NP - 10NAUMA96112UNE125125USM160 - BS, 60 - Accelerated BS, 24 - RN-BS, 46 - MS NursePractitioner, 200 - Online ME (increased)160 - BS, 60 - Accelerated BS, 24 - RN-BS, 46 - MS NursePractitioner, 300 - Online ME (increased)ProgramUMFK

Enrollment CapsProgramWhat new nursing programs are being introduced or phased out, and what is the targetimplementation date for these changes?BEALStarting a new satellite campus that will be nursing only focusCMCCnoneEMCCHUWe dropped our LPN to ADN program, we instituted 5 distance learning sites to serve rural hospitals,plan to serve more in 2022RN-BSN program phased out-past academic year 2020-2021Adult-Gero Acute Care NP implementation FA21 :: Educational Leadership phase out SP22KVCCnoneMCHPN/ANMCCNone. Cohort of 8 ADN students in Houlton admitted every other Fall semester.PURDUENoneSJCRN-BSN phasing out with last graduates to be Summer 2022SMCC? uncertainUM13UMAN/AUMFKMSN; fall 2022 or spring 2023UNE2024USMDirect-Entry MS Program for Non-Nurses - the final cohort began classes in May 2020

Full-Time Faculty

Number of Full Time Faculty in Maine Nursing Total164149156129146171

Number of Full Time Faculty in Maine Nursing Programs4BEALCMCC1088EMCC566HU – 21180201721851015Number of Faculty2025

Number of Full Time Faculty in Maine Nursing Programs2001711501461005002016-20172019-2020

Number of Full Time Faculty in Maine Nursing 0131562010-20111492009-2010164050100150200

Number of Full Time Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs by AgeReported in 2020Program 30 Years31 – 40 YearsBEAL3CMCC1EMCC141-50 Years51 – 60 Years 60 Years13321136HU - 22

Number of Full Time Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing ProgramsReported in 8010

Average Beginning Salary in Maine Nursing Programs – Reported in 2017 & 2020Degree20172020Masters 55,692 53,427Doctoral64,700 59,182

Full Time Faculty Overview – Reported in 2020Full Time 2002020 10Doctorate (Nursing)2020Other31-40 Years440200410015041-50 Years5551-60 Years100Masters (Nursing)75015016650Doctorate (Other)511010050 30 Years3320037 60 Years150Masters (Other)99100200200Bachelors5 8 2150200Associate

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs - 050100150200

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs - 5%0%20%40%60%80%100%

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – 2212720131320501100150200

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – 01599%1%201399%1%0%20%40%60%80%100%

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Faculty EducationDoctorate (N)Doctorate (O)2020512017272013300Masters (O)7372015Masters (N)993581131 33 311950Associates5 8 2795Bachelors (N)100150200

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Faculty EducationDoctorate (N)Doctorate (O)202130%201730%20154%15%0%Masters (O)4%69%8%1%3%70%40%60%Associate3% 5% 1%64%4%20%Bachelors (N)57%2%23%2013Masters (N)3% 4%80%100%

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Faculty Age2020 1 30 Years31 - 40 Years33442017 2 16222013185 80 60 Years373257415449665051-60 Years55282015 2 1041-50 Years100150200

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Faculty Age 30 Years2020 1%2017 1%31 - 40 Years19%26%12%17%2013 1% 8%22%20%51-60 Years32%21%2015 2% 8%0%41-50 Years22%42%24%42%32%22%48%40% 60 Years60%80%100%

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Average Beginning SalaryMasters2020 53,427Doctoral 59,1822017 55,692 64,7002015 55,000 65,0912013 49,682 63,000

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Current Vacant Full Time PositionsProgramBEALCurrent VacantPositions3How long position(s) have been vacant and the qualifications forpositions:Positions are just opening for the new satellite campusCMCCEMCCHU1KVCC2Replacement for a retiring BSN faculty-started advertising in January 2021.Assistant/Associate prof. rank-PhD preferred, MSN required, med-surg/mentalhealth/child health specialty preferredpositions posted April 2021; Master's in Nursing, 1 Adult MS and 1 DepartmentChairpersonMCHPNMCCPURDUESJCSMCCUM1FNP - DNP/PhD 1 month vacantUMA2Openings for Fall 21. minimum MSN - currently need all areas.UMFK0We have one faculty member retiring and are advertising to full this position; we beganadvertising in April 2021UNEUSM4

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Projected Vacant Full Time PositionsProgramCurrent RDUE0SJC3SMCC1UM1UMA1UMFK1UNE0USM2

Part-Time Faculty

Part Time Faculty Overview – Reported in 2020Part Time 50White20200202010031-40 Years12124 30100100501920030015020041-50 Years51-60 Years5445150Doctorate (O)Bachelors (O)200250300200350 60 Years36250Masters (N)Associate (N)300350Masters (O)Associate (O)5119715035075100250326100050Doctorate (N)Bachelors (N)2020150Other50 30 Years52350250300350

Number of Part Time Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs by AgeReported in 2020Program 30 Years31 – 40 Years41-50 Years51 – 60 YearsBEAL1022CMCC151 60 YearsEMCC8842HU - 21544536

Number of Part Time Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing ProgramsReported in 43441243100519751

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Current Vacant Part Time PositionsProgramCurrent VacantPositionsPlease describe how long the position(s) have been vacant and thequalifications for the position (e.g., highest degree required, 29-386 months - prefer Masters, but take BSN - specialties 1 OB, 1 Mental HealthConsist-openings-Adjunct Clinical FacultyPeds- OB - Mental HealthThese are all clinical and lab needs. BSN required - all areas neededWe hire part-time faculty each semester and struggle to fill our teaching needs.

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing Programs – Projected Vacant Part Time PositionsProgramCurrent PURDUE3SJC2SMCC3UM0UMA5UMFK0UNEUSM15Total35-37

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing ProgramsProgramWhat is averageWhat is averageWhat is averagecompensation for part-time compensation for part-time compensation for part-time On average, how many credit hours perfaculty per credit hour - BA faculty per credit hour - MA faculty per credit hour - DR semester are being taught by part-time PURDUESJCSMCCUMUMAUMFK32.08Contracted by term notcredit hourNot used in MSN prog34 NAContracted by term notcredit hourpaid by course dependent Contracted by term noton degreecredit hour2-4 per part-time faculty forclinicals/simulation, 3 or more for lectureadjunct faculty in BSN Program6 – MSN Programonly contact hours (clinical supervision);approximately 275 40 per CONTACT hour1300/credit1200/credit30 credits 49.14 45 per hourNA Clinical Faculty paidhourly 45 per hour 45 per hour925250018401 credit hours (1204 contact hours)A part-time teaches 2-3 course, per term, werun on 10 week termsTotal credit hours taught collectively by935 adjunct is 110 Each adjunct teaches 6300031,00010451045 1,045 1,2461219121910457-MarMore in fall. about 60 credits; 45 in spring;and 35 in summer1219303UNEUSM

Faculty Teaching in Maine’s Nursing ProgramsDo you differentiate part-timefaculty pay based on their academicdegree?Do you differentiate part-timefaculty pay based on theirexperience in NoUMANoYesUMFKYesYesUNENoNoUSMNoYesProgram


Number of FULL-Time Students Enrolled in Each Program 2020ProgramLPNLPN 219851777611722TotalGNC5721743477310 - IMSN29301716010

Number of PART-Time Students Enrolled in Each Program 2020ProgramLPNLPN 4191UM19UMA69UMFK7510 - 1110

Total number of students graduating from September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020ProgramLPNLPN talGNC38MCHPSMCCBS276457310411110

Students in Maine Nursing Programs - Graduation Numbers by ProgramAD2020BSRN - 93932081308613310001500

Students in Maine Nursing Programs - Graduation Percentage by ProgramAD2020BSRN - 15%15%46%40%60%6%8%80%11%100%

Students in Maine Nursing Programs – LPN Programs:Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 2017Qualified 070386

Students in Maine Nursing Programs – LPN to ADN Programs:Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 2017Qualified 131290

Students in Maine Nursing Programs – ADN Programs:Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 2017Qualified 160755738484150Total

Applications & Admissions to AS Programs202020173000200020152093198116071000557413 405384 320 337840ApplicantsQualifiedAccepted18849Accepted andDeferred15025253Qualified andDenied

BS Programs: Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 01621751563UMFK – ABSUNEUNE - ABSQualified ApplicantsDenied1581693616869

Applications & Admissions to BS edAccepted31 0Accepted andDeferred69188Qualified andDenied

RN to BS Programs: Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for al23533620029720024020Qualified ApplicantsDenied11910

Applications & Admissions to RN to BS 72002402008901 20 1ApplicantsQualifiedAcceptedAccepted andDeferredQualified andDenied

MS Programs: Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 2017Qualified ApplicantsDeniedBEAL1717HU - tal393349316440

Applications & Admissions to MS d andDeferred542Qualified andDenied

Post Master's Nursing Certificate Programs: Applicants / Admissions / Wait List 2020ProgramApplicantsQualifiedAccepted andDeferred(Wait List)Accepted for 2017QualifiedApplicants DeniedHU - BSN22222150SJC16161200Total383350038

Total Maine Nursing Faculty/Student RatioThe 2020 Student:Faculty ration was 19:1The 2017 Student:Faculty ratio was 19:1The 2015 Student:Faculty ratio was 19:1The 2013 Student:Faculty ratio was 100017102020146*2017*2017 Student Enrollment adjusted to reflect national numbers from on-line program reported by Kaplan12920151562013

What is the estimated percentage of graduateswho employed in Maine upon graduation?Have you adjusted admissions based on 9BEALNoCMCC100CMCCYesEMCC99EMCCNoHUGreater than 90% at this time in BSN ProgramGraduates in Maine for MSN program %UNE65%USM80%UMANoUMFKNoUNEYesUSMNo


Has your program made any major curriculum changes your program’s clinical, laboratory, didacticand simulations hours.ResponseProgramBEALYesWe have added to our simulation and are now include virtual reality sims in conjunction with our high fidelitysimulationsCMCCYesCOVID n BSN program, we have added more simulation hours to replace clinical up to 25% of time. We are pendingnew curriculum in Fall 2021 which will decrease credits and clinical hours in specialty areas such as pediatrics,maternity, community health and community mental health with increased use of simulation in those courses tobalance challenge of obtaining clinical placements in acute settings and increasing use of community basedclinical opportunities.SMCCUMYesUMANoUMFKYesUNENoUSMNo22 curriculum revisions as of Fall 2020 for BSNWe increased the use of simulation during the spring 2020 and summer 2020 semesters but have gone back topre-COVID clinical hours and experiences.

Do you continue to use the ME Nursing Competencies as program outcomes?ResponseProgramBEALCMCCEMCCHU - BSNHU - GRADKVCCMCHPNMCCYesYesAdopted and utilized as framework for curriculumYesYesNoYesYesClinical Assessment ToolYesCondensed into 6 EPSLOsYesThe AACN Essetials are used as program outcomesYesWe used these to develop program outcomes for new PLBSN track along with QSEN, BSN y are mapped to our program SLO's

How many undergraduate credit hours arebeing taught by full-time faculty?How many graduate credit hours are being taught byfull-time faculty?ResponseProgramResponseProgramBEALAll didactic is taught by FTEs in the ADN program,some FTEs teach in both ADN and BSNBEAL3 hoursCMCC38 hoursCMCC0 hoursEMCC30 classroom hours per semester per facultyEMCCNAHU12 credits per faculty per semester-24 credits peracademic year X 5 faculty with 2 faculty at 18credits (have admin responsibility) for total of 156creditsHU36 hoursKVCC0 hours0 hoursKVCC36 hoursMCHPMCHP15 hoursNMCCNMCC615 credit hours (1845 contact hours)PURDUEPURDUESJCSJC24 per yearSMCCSMCCUMUMUMAUMA54 hoursUMFK108 credits per semester on averageUNE68 hoursUSM99 hours24 per yearN/AUMFKUNE0 hoursUSM68 hours

How many hours of formal training is offered to the part-time facultyResponseProgramBEALWe offer an orientation to our LMS, as well as all of our faculty are given access to "Nurse Tim" forwebinars - we assign different webinars depending on clinical specialtyCMCCEMCCHUKVCCMCHPNMCC5-8 ours8 hours at Husson and additional hours as assigned by clinical site or simulation up to 8 hours ormore for BSN ProgramAs many as needed for Grad Program0 hours12 hours8 hoursPURDUESJC16 hoursSMCCUMUMAUMFKUNEUSM1-2 hoursvariesBetween 30 to 60 hours per semesterNA6 hours

What is your school requiring for training for part-time faculty?ResponseProgramBEALWe require the fill out a professional development form, but no specific set of hours is currently requiredCMCCEMCCHUI don't think we actually have a requirement, we offer adjunct orientation to the college in general, and then each nursingcourse has specialized training we doLecture faculty-orientation to curriculum/assessment use of LMS, support services, Clinical/sim faculty-orientation to site,and policies/proceduresGraduate program has orientation and onboarding with key members for successful online rolloutKVCCPaired with a FT faculty memberMCHPShadowing, Learning Management System, I-Care ModulesNMCCOrientation to Nursing program; college safety training.PURDUESJCOn campus development day each semesterSMCCUM1-2 hoursUMAClinical orientation for clinical/lab faculty to include curriculum overview, expectations, pre and post conference outlines.Also all required CCPS and healthcare facility requirements. For didactic, there is no formal training though we support amentor program to assist with questions and refer to the FDC for assistance.UMFKAn orientation; recently developed a more formal process for orientation of new, adjunct facultyUNENAUSMAttend teaching orientation each semester.

Clinical Hours

Please tell us about any barriers your school has encountered to get students into clinic settings?ResponseProgramBEALThe specialties continue to be a struggle - Mental Health, OB, and pediatrics - we have supplemented this withsimulationCMCCFacilities will not accept students for clinical.EMCCCould not go to nursing homes last fall, could not go to Acadia Hospital for psych experience this springHULimited acute and community psychiatric clinical sites over COVID period. Limited school sites available for communityhealth and pediatrics. Resolved with more in person simulations and community based projects in the BSN Program.sites are not willing to take students and therefore students have not been able to complete the clinical component,have had incompletes, and some have taken a leave of absence in the Grad ProgramKVCCNoneMCHPDecrease clinical sites availableNMCCFall 2020: One LTC site unable to accept students and one LTC site limited hours on site. Spring 2020: acute carefacilities limited access after March to senior Nursing students only.PURDUESite closed to taking studentsSJCReduced number of placements do to meeting covid criteria. Nursing home placement and pediatrics most impacted.SMCCUMNone if we maintain our capsUMASome COVID restrictions. Specialty areas have been limiting access (particularly schools for peds rotations and mentalhealth sites)UMFKtoo many students, not enough clinical slotsUNEWe are starting to see shortages of acute care clinical sites in southern maineUSMMany hospitals have either refused to take students or have decreased the number of students they will accept on aunit.

What percent of clinical hours were deliveredvirtually in the Fall 2020 semester?ResponseProgramWhat percent of clinical hours were being deliveredface-to-face in the Fall 2020 00%EMCC0%EMCC100%HULess than 10% (already part of curriculum) in the BSNProgramSimulation can not be counted towards clinical hours inthe graduate program, however we did implement theoption for students to have 100 telehealth clinicalhours, which was an adjustment due to COVID as priorall clinical hours were face to face encountersHU60% the FNP: overall students have been able to findsite that are offering face to face interactions :: thePMHNP: this track has been much more challenging tofind face to face clinical options, as there are manypractitioners in the mental health field that continueto only do telehealthGreater than 85% particularly in acute care hospitalsettings in the BSN NMCC100%SJC100% of fundamentals otherwise students all otherstudents were in clinical placementPURDUE75%SJC100% with the exception of fundamentals which dideverything in SIMSMCCUM0%UMA100 (Foundations - was scheduled for 24 hours but didvirtual simulation instead as campus was closed afterThanksgiving which was when the 3 days in LTC wouldstart and congregate care facilities were not acceptingstudents at that time.UMFKabout 15%UNE60%USM50% - Mental Health, 100% - PediatricsSMCCUM100%UMA0%UMFK85%UNE40%USM50% - Mental Health, 100% - Reproductive Health,100% Med-Surg and Acute Care

Did these clinical hours change during theSpring 2021 semester?Do you anticipate these clinical hours changing duringthe 2021 / 2022 academic oYes. Facilities willing to have students in clinicalCMCCYes. Anticipate being in clinical 100% of timenoEMCCNo changeHU - GRADnoWe expect to be back to regular placement hoursin the BSN ProgramNo in the Grad es went to CWe offered different courses, but did transition tolive clinicals in facilities except for Pediatrics forwhich we used simulation.UMNoYes, we got more of our sites back100% - Mental Health, curricular change led tostudents taking either Pediatrics or Reproductiveclinicals - both 100%UMAUMFKUNEUSMBack to 100% for all levelsNoWe hope to be in facilities which we know willhappen for Adult II, but we are not as confidentabout mental Health.NoHopefully improvingNo


What impact on graduation will COVID-19 have for the 2020/2021 academic UESJCWe will be doing an outdoor "drive in" graduation - but our pinning is held in person with the number of participantsvaries depending on CDC guidelines/regulationsGraduates will need increased orientation time with employers.Some students could not do the Zoom classes, suffered depression from lack of interaction, dropped outNo current impact in the BSN Programthere are students that will not be able to graduate as anticipated due to not being able to find clinical placement andstill having clinical hours that need to be completed for program and accreditation requirementsMay 2020: 38 graduates vs. May 2021: 27 graduates (many students needed to school young children at home)Decrease number of graduatesVirtual graduation occurring one week early due to decrease in spring breaks from two weeks to one week.NoneNoneSMCCUMUMAUMFKUNEUSMNoWe are holding a virtual graduation, but a live celebration for the graduating RN-BSN students. we do not yet have prelicensure grads.We were able to keep students on track for graduationNo impact on ratesNo in-person graduation. We are conducting a drive-in ceremony. All students have graduated on time.

Overall, how has your program changed as a result of the PURDUESJCWe know we need our undergraduate students in person, and not onlineIncreased flexibility, adaptability;We have found new resources for online education and simulationFaculty and students more adept at use of online technologies, and increased recognition of the importance of publichealth learning outcomes in the curriculum.Things are still challenging for students and faculty as we continue to search for clinical placements; however it appearsthings may be slowly moving forward.Lectures utilized a ZOOM format, clinical unchanged, lab had smaller groupsMore creative clinicallyAddition of some hybrid and synchronous virtual classesNoDid some hyflex teaching and a bit more virtual. Admission criteria dropped SATs.SMCCUMUMAUMFKUNEUSMRevised BSN labs to immersive experiences, which we will keep post pandemic. Implemented telehealth training inMSN-FNPModality for didactic course.We are emphasizing more on disaster preparedness, students are getting lots of practice with vaccination clinics, moreuse of simulation during spring 2020 and summer 2020 semestersStudents received less patient facing clinical and faculty are exhaustedIncreased use of simulation and innovation and hybrid learning

Which changes will you adopt permanently?ResponseProgramBEALCMCCEMCCHU - GRADKVCCMCHPNMCCPURDUESJCWe have included more simulation and virtual reality, these will staySmaller groups for fundamental skills; elimination of snow days (move to virtual experience); use of zoom for studentadvising to augment face to face meetings.Will keep EHRGo for online simulationI plan to keep the option of some telehealth hours that students can use towards their clinical hours as this is animportant modality for students to understand as APRN, and we did not have this prior to the pandemic (all clinical hourswere face to face) being able to experience both are beneficial for students.1) Teaching and learning methods, 2) created more activities in simulation and community based projects which will becarried forward to meet learning outcomes, and 3) more flexibility built into delivery of the BSN program leading toinnovative plans for delivery of flexible models of nursing educationIf/when indicated, ZOOM format for lecture, otherwise on-campus activitiesReduce use of preceptors early in the program, as students are not ready for that level of instructionSome non-clinical classes (Nursing Success, Nutrition, Pharmacology) will remain hybrid or with synchronous virtualoption.Keeping some lab virtuallyNone at this pointSMCCUMUMAUMFKUNEUSMBothWe will continue to offer synchronous zoom as an option with some live sections, and have transitioned the RN-BSN to100% online which better serves that populationMore content on disaster preparedness, consider using sim to augment learning but not to take place of hands on clinicaltime.Hybrid learning to a degreeWe need new models such DEUs to increase clinical learning capacity with severe shortage of adjunct clinical educators.

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