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About Krista M Meinersmann

As Director of USM’s School of Nursing, Krista Meinersmann is helping to provide a 21st–century nursing workforce to meet the healthcare needs of Maine people.
An innovator in nursing education, Dr. Meinersmann has overseen the launch of USM’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program, a pioneering program that will help meet the growing demand for specialized nurse professionals. She also has collaborated in the implementation of a pilot of the clinical emersion model of nursing education, designed in conjunction with Maine Medical Center to help fill the nursing gap in Maine. “Part of this effort has been to re-vision our approach to nursing education.”
USM's School of Nursing is a leader in providing students with state-of-the-art simulation technology and resources to better prepare them for real-life clinical challenges. Dr. Meinersmann puts her passion for innovation and interdisciplinary thinking into action in the classroom as a teacher of Innovation Engineering on the Gorham campus. In her role as Director, Dr. Meinersmann participates in a variety of school, college and university committees as well as statewide nursing-focused work groups. She serves on the Quality Committee of the Board for Mercy Hospital and is the USM supervisor for a team of epidemiologists and other specialists who work with the Maine CDC under a contractual arrangement.
Dr. Meinersmann brought to USM more than 30 years of nursing experience. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2009, she served as Associate Director, Undergraduate Program at the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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Present Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Southern Maine
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Present Director, School of Nursing, University of Southern Maine
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