Nursing School Affiliations
Maine Medical Center has enjoyed a long history as a principal clinical site of choice for year round nursing academic placements and holds Academic Affiliates Standard Agreements with 16 nursing programs within and beyond the state. MMC's nursing leadership is well represented on the Advisory Councils of our four primary affiliates and acts as strong advocates for and contributors to current and evolving academic initiatives with practice partners.
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MMC supports over 1,200 undergraduate clinical placements annually from these four affiliates on a trimester basis with requests increasing each year. Senior practicum placements approximate 125 students per year for an average of 200 hours of practice and MMC RN preceptor oversight per student. In addition to senior requests from the four primary affiliates, we also are a regular placement site for University of Maine, Orono (UMO); University of Maine Fort Kent (UMFK); University of New Hampshire (UNH).
Graduate degree student practicums requiring MMC Master's prepared and/or Advanced Practice RN preceptors are provided for students from Maine, New England and beyond and include experiences for Nurse Practitioner students, Clinical Nurse Specialist students, Clinical Nurse Leader students and students in other post-graduate specialities.
Our partnerships have allowed MMC to attract and recruit stellar graduates to begin their careers right here at MMC. In addition, MMC serves as a rich resource of clinical faculty for our academic partners. The opportunities for MMC nurses to become faculty and/or clinical preceptors have played a role in retaining our experts and promoting their continued development and satisfaction.
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