UMass Amherst Nursing

UMass Amherst Nursing The UMass Amherst College of Nursing is a force for innovation, learning and discovery in preparing culturally proficient nurses for leadership in health for a global society.

As a leader in nursing education for over 60 years, the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst prepares candidates to enter the nursing profession at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels while also developing vital nurse educators and researchers to inform and educate future generations of nursing students. An extensive faculty with published nursing research, advanced clinical skills, and innovative approaches to teaching engage and challenge students through various modes of learning including state-of-the-art technology. Foundation courses in the sciences and humanities form the basis of the nursing major, preparing graduates to practice confidently in a wide variety of healthcare settings. The baccalaureate program integrates core knowledge, core competencies, and role development appropriate for the undergraduate level of nursing education. The master’s programs build on baccalaureate competencies to develop clinical specialty roles. Doctoral programs prepare candidates to teach and conduct research in a university setting (PhD) or enter advanced clinical practice (DNP). The College of Nursing prepares students to assess and meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities through clinical placements in such settings as hospitals, extended care facilities, ambulatory care clinics, schools, senior centers, day programs, and correctional facilities across Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Operating as usual

UMass Amherst Nursing's cover photo
03/16/2021

UMass Amherst Nursing's cover photo

Graduate nursing students: apply by Friday, March 19 for UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families graduate student ...
03/16/2021

Graduate nursing students: apply by Friday, March 19 for UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families graduate student awards:
-Conference Registration Awards - Awards of up to $300 are given to selected graduate students
-Dissertation Awards - $500 Dissertation Awards will be made to PhD students enrolled at UMass Amherst who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research
-Summer Methodology Scholarship - A full scholarship will be awarded to graduate students who wish to attend the CRF Summer Methodology Workshop: Stress Biomarkers: Why, What, Where, and How (date TBD)
Applications are due Friday, March 19.
To learn more about the criteria and to apply, visit https://www.umass.edu/family/students/grad.--

Michael Bartolo ’18 ABSN and fellow classmates Nicholas Lee ’18 ABSN and Kyung (Dan) Kim ’18 opened a COVID-19 Vaccine C...
03/15/2021

Michael Bartolo ’18 ABSN and fellow classmates Nicholas Lee ’18 ABSN and Kyung (Dan) Kim ’18 opened a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Brookline, MA, joining forces with UMass Mount Ida to provide vaccinations for the community. Michael said “I...remembered UMassGives and how UMass always taught us to give back. So I thought this was a perfect example of this…giving back to the community. It is my joy and pleasure.” Picture L to R: Michael, a UMass Medical NP student, Nicholas, and Dan.

UMass Nursing interns from the Nursing Major and Accelerated BS tracks are serving with the WestMass Elder Care (WMEC) M...
03/12/2021

UMass Nursing interns from the Nursing Major and Accelerated BS tracks are serving with the WestMass Elder Care (WMEC) Meals on Wheels program as part of the practicum for their community intervention course. In the photo, nursing students Jackie and Olivia prepare meals for delivery.

Accelerated student Gabriella Dasso cooks lunch for the homeless men in the rehab program at the Springfield Rescue Miss...
03/12/2021

Accelerated student Gabriella Dasso cooks lunch for the homeless men in the rehab program at the Springfield Rescue Mission earlier this week. This is the first time CON students have completed practicum hours at the Rescue Mission. The Springfield Rescue Mission, one of the oldest human service agencies in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts, provides service to the homeless, addicted and poor.

Accelerated nursing student Amanda Calvo had the privilege of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to her own father yeste...
03/12/2021

Accelerated nursing student Amanda Calvo had the privilege of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to her own father yesterday at the UMass Amherst vaccination clinic at the Campus Center.

BIAS Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Robin HauserMarch 18, 2021 at 12:00pmRegistration RequiredRobin is an award-w...
03/11/2021

BIAS Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Robin Hauser
March 18, 2021 at 12:00pm
Registration Required
Robin is an award-winning director of documentary films at Finish Line Features. Her most recent film BIAS challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change.

PLEASE NOTE: A link to watch the film on-demand will be sent to all registrants on Friday March 12th, and will expire at the time of the Q&A with filmmaker Robin Hauser at noon on March 18th.

What does it mean to be a poor student on a rich campus? This question is all the more important as colleges and univers...
03/11/2021

What does it mean to be a poor student on a rich campus? This question is all the more important as colleges and universities continue to take affirmative steps to socioeconomically diversify their campuses.

In this talk, Anthony Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the “experiential core of college life,” those too often overlooked moments between getting in and graduating. Registration required at www.umass.edu/diversity.

College of Nursing faculty Dr. Genevieve Chandler and Dr. Gabrielle Abelard will speak about resilience in two sessions ...
03/10/2021

College of Nursing faculty Dr. Genevieve Chandler and Dr. Gabrielle Abelard will speak about resilience in two sessions of the ANA-Massachusetts Spring Webinar Series.

Accelerated Nursing students who are doing their clinical practicum at the Springfield Rescue Mission are holding a driv...
03/09/2021

Accelerated Nursing students who are doing their clinical practicum at the Springfield Rescue Mission are holding a drive to collect items for the homeless. Please consider donating!

Congratulations to DNP Public Health Nurse Leader student Tessa Robinson, who has been selected as a participant in the ...
02/19/2021

Congratulations to DNP Public Health Nurse Leader student Tessa Robinson, who has been selected as a participant in the 2021 Public Health and Primary Care Leadership Institute offered by the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. Tessa is a Public Health Nursing (PHN) Supervisor for the STI/HIV Programs at Washington County Public Health, Disease Control and Prevention, in Hillsboro OR and will complete her DNP - Public Health Nurse Leader (DNP - PHNL)this spring. https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/news/dnp-student-tessa-robinson-selected-public-health-leadership-institute

02/19/2021

In a unique new collaboration, College of Nursing undergraduates enrolled in a Service Learning clinical course taught by Cara Chandler, PhD, RN, CNL (MS-CNL 2008, PhD 2018 from CON) have partnered with the Mass 4-H Youth Development Program to help youth learn about topics from "what's needed in a first aid kit" to "becoming a medical professional" via a series of Zoom sessions. Story here: https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/news/nursing-students-4-h-partner-community-service-project

Join faculty and alumni from the College of Nursing, the College of Natural Sciences, and the School of Public Health an...
02/16/2021

Join faculty and alumni from the College of Nursing, the College of Natural Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, as well as leadership from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, for a live Zoom panel about the science behind the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, and why public participation in vaccination programs is so important.

DATE: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Eastern

College of Nursing Dean Allison Vorderstrasse will be the moderator and CON Assistant Professor Sheila Pennell '08 RN, '17 PhD will be one of the presenters.

Learn more and register here: https://www.umassalumni.com/s/1640/rd17/interior.aspx?sid=1640&gid=2&pgid=7124&content_id=7041

Save the date!
11/12/2020

Save the date!

The UMass Amherst Student Nurses Association is handling its annual clothing sale virtually this year. UMass Nursing clo...
11/12/2020
Umass Nursing

The UMass Amherst Student Nurses Association is handling its annual clothing sale virtually this year. UMass Nursing clothing makes a great holiday gift! Here's how to order:

Order here:
https://cart.silverscreendesign.com/umass_nursing/shop/home

Note:
1. Clothing can be picked up at Silver Screen Designs in Greenfield OR shipped directly to your home address.
2. The charge on whatever card you use will appear as Silver Screen Designs, Inc.
3. Orders must be placed by December 8th and will be shipped the week of December 14th just in time for the holidays!!!!

SNA appreciates everyone’s support SO much with this fundraiser, and we hope everyone enjoys the clothes!

Dr. Gabrielle Abelard, '97, '01 MS, Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, is one of several UMass Amhe...
10/23/2020
COVID-19 Heroes

Dr. Gabrielle Abelard, '97, '01 MS, Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, is one of several UMass Amherst alumni interviewed as a COVID-19 Hero in a video released by the Alumni Association this week. https://www.umassalumni.com/s/1640/rd17/interior.aspx?sid=1640&gid=2&pgid=6892&cid=11526&ecid=11526&crid=0&calpgid=6851&calcid=11453

Times have been tough but Minutemen are tougher. Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, alumni, and friends to kick off Homecoming by celebrating members of the UMass Amherst community who embody the revolutionary spirit through selfless action in the face of new challenges this pandemic has brought.

10/02/2020
There's still time to register for the upcoming virtual event, "Sparking Storied Justice: A Journey from Reflection to A...
10/01/2020
Virtual - Sparking Storied Justice: A Journey from Reflection to Action

There's still time to register for the upcoming virtual event, "Sparking Storied Justice: A Journey from Reflection to Action", Monday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. Click here to register: https://www.umassalumni.com/s/1640/rd17/interior.aspx?sid=1640&gid=2&pgid=6936&content_id=6772&_ga=2.77101586.669456963.1601556825-2071827059.1601556825

This virtual event is free of charge and open to all .

The College of Nursing invites you to an interactive, inspiring forum about social justice featuring engaging speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, and storytelling.

PhD Alumni: Please join your fellow UMass Nursing PhD Alumni for an exclusive virtual meetup on September 30, at 12:30 p...
09/17/2020

PhD Alumni:

Please join your fellow UMass Nursing PhD Alumni for an exclusive virtual meetup on September 30, at 12:30 p.m. EST!

Nursing scientists are leaders who help shape the future of healthcare. Now more than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced nurse educators to reevaluate how to educate nurses and ensure they stay on track to compete their degrees.

Please join us for a lively discussion about new research opportunities, expanded innovations, and what we have learned from the global COVID-19 pandemic that will prepare us better for our future.

RSVP: Please email Ben Monat at [email protected]

Dr. Karen Giuliano, Associate Professor (joint) College of Nursing/Institute for Advanced Life Sciences, was recently a ...
09/09/2020
The Handoff - Episode 24: Why we need more products designed by nurses

Dr. Karen Giuliano, Associate Professor (joint) College of Nursing/Institute for Advanced Life Sciences, was recently a guest on The Handoff, the podcast about nursing from @TrustedHealth. She spoke with @DrNurseDan about why nurses are the ideal clinicians to address everyday problems in healthcare, how she hopes that COVID-19 will speed up the role of nurses in healthcare innovation and advice for nurses who want to build new products. Check out the interview here: http://trst.ly/IYPPn8fn #nursing #nurses #nurseinnovators

Nurses use more products than any other group of clinicians, which is why UMass Amherst Professor Karen Giuliano says they should be building more of them.

Save the Date: Sigma Annual Region 15 Research Symposium -- Infusing Joy, October 2, 2020.
09/08/2020

Save the Date: Sigma Annual Region 15 Research Symposium -- Infusing Joy, October 2, 2020.

09/05/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Weekly LGBTQ+ Grad Student Discussion & Support Group --
sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

Join us to build community, make friends, get connected, and talk about whatever is on your mind!

Wed 9/16, 5:30-6:30 and every other Wednesday.

*Feel free to come late and/or leave early!*

Zoom Meeting ID: 934 7774 7004

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/93477747004

Contact the Stonewall Center with questions at [email protected]

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Dr. Kate Green, Director of the Accelerated 2nd Bachelors in Nursing program and Clinical Assistant Professor, welcomed ...
08/31/2020

Dr. Kate Green, Director of the Accelerated 2nd Bachelors in Nursing program and Clinical Assistant Professor, welcomed students to the UMass Center in Springfield last week. Pictured here: Kate and student Erin Summers.

Nurstory will offer free 1.5-hour "Racism in Nursing" storysharing webinars from Sept 15-Oct 13, 2020. The webinars will...
08/28/2020

Nurstory will offer free 1.5-hour "Racism in Nursing" storysharing webinars from Sept 15-Oct 13, 2020. The webinars will provide a supportive and safe online space to tell and share your stories of systemic and interpersonal racism in nursing: moments when we experienced or confronted or resisted or were complicit in racism in our nursing practice. See College of Nursing Events Calendar for details and a registration link. https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/events

Congratulations to Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, MBA, joint Associate Professor at the College of Nursing and the In...
08/27/2020

Congratulations to Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, MBA, joint Associate Professor at the College of Nursing and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, who is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology/American and Journal of Infection Control (APIC-AJIC) Award for Publication Excellence for her article, "The epidemiology of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the United States". https://apic.org/about-apic/awards/research-awards/

It has come to our attention that one of the registration links for the September 24 2020 Health Policy Legislative Foru...
08/27/2020
American Nurses Association Massachusetts

It has come to our attention that one of the registration links for the September 24 2020 Health Policy Legislative Forum, "Healthcare Reform Efforts: Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens", on the ANA Mass site may not be working consistently.

For information about this event and to register, visit https://www.anamass.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1401932&hhSearchTerms=%22Healthcare%20and%20Reform%20and%20Efforts%20and%20Applying%20and%20Health%20and%20Equi%22 and click on the red REGISTER box at the top of the page.

If you are still having problems, use this direct link to register: https://www.anamass.org/events/register.aspx?id=1401932&itemid=36402198-1482-430c-af2f-502b31986507
or click the Contact Us link at the top of the page to report a problem.

We hope to see you at this event, in which our own Raeann Leblanc, College of Nursing Seedworks Endowed Associate Clinical Professor, will be a featured speaker!

Congratulations to Rachel Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director (pictured) and Lisa Wolf, PhD, R...
08/07/2020

Congratulations to Rachel Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director (pictured) and Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, Director of Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association and adjunct professor at the College of Nursing, who are among the 230 nurse leaders selected by the American Academy of Nursing as members of the 2020 Class of New Fellows.

The Academy honors nurse leaders worldwide for their significant contributions to advance health and health care. Induction into the Academy as a FAAN is widely considered the pinnacle of accomplishment and achievement within the nursing profession.

The new Class of Fellows will be inducted at the Academy's virtual "Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference" on October 29-31, 2020. The induction ceremony will be open to colleagues, friends and family members of inductees.
https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/news/drs-rachel-walker-lisa-wolf-selected-american-academy-nursing-fellows

Join us in an online webinar: "Healthcare Reform Efforts: Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens", on Thursday...
08/07/2020
Healthcare Reform Efforts: Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens: Online Webinar | College of Nursing

Join us in an online webinar: "Healthcare Reform Efforts: Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens", on Thursday, September 24 from 9:30-11:30. The webinar will be offered jointly by the American Nurses Association - MA and the UMass Amherst College of Nursing. Featured speakers: Raeann LeBlanc, PhD, Seedworks Endowed Clinical Assistant Professor for Social Justice at the College of Nursing, Christine Schrauf, PhD, RN, MBA of the ANA - MA Health Policy Committee, and Massachusetts legislators Jo Comerford and Lindsay Sabadosa.

Please join us in this online webinar offered jointly by the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing. Participants will hear about ant discuss healthcare reform efforts at the national and local levels.

College of Nursing/Institute for Applied Life Sciences joint Associate Professor Karen Giuliano describes her unconventi...
07/28/2020

College of Nursing/Institute for Applied Life Sciences joint Associate Professor Karen Giuliano describes her unconventional journey from critical care staff nurse to current role as tenure-track faculty at UMass Amherst in the July 2020 issue of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). Read "Challenging Precedent: Critical Care Nursing and Medical Product Innovation" here: https://aacnjournals.org/ajcconline/article/29/4/253/31051/Challenging-Precedent-Critical-Care-Nursing-and and view the accompanying video in the Distinguished Research Lecture section here: https://aacnjournals.org/ajcconline.

Address

651 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
01003

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when UMass Amherst Nursing posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The University

Send a message to UMass Amherst Nursing:

Videos

Nearby universities


Other Colleges & Universities in Amherst

Show All

Comments

Join us for this Diversity and Social Justice Event!
I am amazed at the dedication of these nurses that are on the frontlines of healthcare, risking their lives to save others during this Covid-19 epidemic. Pictured here is one of our very own clinical instructors, Zelia Almeida. Proud to know her, and even more proud to say that we at the College of Nursing have such amazing role models educating our nursing students.
Join the Cohen Camp family where the magic of summer camps comes alive! Great opportunity for school nurses, recent grads and RNs passionate for the outdoors and working with children. Four and eight week opportunities available. Check out our three camps at www.cohencamps.org
Today is the last day to register for the Beta Zeta at-Large Scholarship Day to be held on April 10th at the Log Cabin. Register at http://betazeta.nursingsociety.org/home to preview the schedule. We hope to see you there!
Hey Fellow UMASS nursing students and alumni, can you help me make this go viral? The RUSH ACT will allow ED teams to treat Nursing Home Patients at the BEDSIDE via telemedicine versus having them come through the ER. The model has been tested and shown to reduce transfers by 75%, thereby sending us only the pts that need or want to be in the ED. You can show your support by signing below. Thanks, everyone. Class of 1998.
Thank you for hosting a valuable and important seminar today on Intimate Partner Violence and Neonatal Outcomes. Dr. Jeanne Alhusen gave a wonderful presentation. Thank you, Dr. Alhusen for your research on an urgent topic in maternal and child health!
National EMS Institute's SPECIAL! 15 Day EMT Boot Camp course is approaching! Start training with us on December 18th at our Carver headquarters. Class will meet Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. Learn more by calling 1-800-497-6732 or by visiting www.NationalEMSInstitute.com.
Annette Wysocki, Ph.D, RN presented Nursing Research: The State of the Science at Beta Zeta at Large meeting on October 12, 2017 at Elms College. She addressed progress in nursing research, trends in educational programs, scientific advances, and ended with a rich discussion on threats to progress.
College students! Have you heard about National EMS Institute's Special 15 Day EMT Boot Camp course that is specifically designed for students winter break? Learn about this course by calling 1-800-497-6732 or by visiting www.NationalEMSInstitute.com today.
good morning , who can help me ! i need to apply the application for UMASS . phd in nursing ,so i need student to explan hows the process by the way my BSN in nursing from jordan and im permanent resident in usa and i have master in Healthcare Adminstrstion .
Hey everyone!!!! if you're in the Boston area and willing to donate some time, there is a man named Dan Junkins who was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in need of a little help. He frequents Beth Israel for chemo treatments (about a mile from his house) and his family needs help with some rides in a clean car (he cannot take public transportation due to his condition). If you are willing to lend a hand to him and his family, or know someone that would be, please visit the page! If you'd like to contribute by donating money, a GoFundMe is in the process of being made. Thanks for reading & have a good summer 💖💘