UMass Amherst Nursing

UMass Amherst Nursing UMass Amherst 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.

Mission: To provide an affordable and accessible education to enhance health and healing through nursing leadership in teaching, scholarship, practice and service.

Leap into Fall with our fashionable and comfy clothing line! These limited edition pieces will directly benefit the Stud...
11/01/2019

Leap into Fall with our fashionable and comfy clothing line! These limited edition pieces will directly benefit the Student Nurses Association at our College. Can't wait to get your hands on the latest attire? Email Heather Schmidt '20 at [email protected] for details and pricing!

Edit: Please place your order by Wednesday, November 13. Thank you!

10/26/2019

There’s nothing like the Minuteman marching band to celebrate Homecoming! #UMassProud

Nursing alumni from the Class of 1998 are back for Homecoming weekend! Here they are in the nursing simulation laborator...
10/25/2019

Nursing alumni from the Class of 1998 are back for Homecoming weekend! Here they are in the nursing simulation laboratory in Skinner Hall showing off their well-honed skills with a patient. #UMassHomecoming #UMassProud

From left: Kim Rosen, Ligaya Hannaford, Carolina Zaneski, and Kim Campbell

Here's a great opportunity for College of Nursing students to connect with Boston-area hiring employers. Register here: ...
09/24/2019

Here's a great opportunity for College of Nursing students to connect with Boston-area hiring employers. Register here: http://bit.ly/C2Cvcf

09/23/2019
Undergrads: these Student Success workshops can help you get off to a good start -- and stay on track --  at UMass Amher...
09/20/2019

Undergrads: these Student Success workshops can help you get off to a good start -- and stay on track -- at UMass Amherst.

09/20/2019
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has selected Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, MBA as its 2020 D...
09/19/2019

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has selected Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, MBA as its 2020 Distinguished Research Lecturer. Dr. Giuliano has joined the UMass Amherst faculty effective fall 2019 in a joint position between the College of Nursing and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). In her new role, Dr. Giuliano will work with a team of interdisciplinary colleagues to support innovation via academic and industry partnerships. Read more about Dr. Giuliano and this prestigious AACN award here: https://www.newswise.com/articles/american-association-of-critical-care-nurses-selects-university-of-massachusetts-amherst-s-giuliano-as-2020-distinguished-research-lecturer.

College of Nursing Associate Professor Rachel Walker, an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-- Le...
09/09/2019
How Three Women Beat The Odds To Become Award-Winning Inventors

College of Nursing Associate Professor Rachel Walker, an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-- Lemelson Invention Ambassador, was profiled in a Forbes article about diversity in invention.

Nurse Rachel Walker, senior solutions architect Florence Lu, and chemist Mary Kombolias share their advice for inventors.

09/05/2019
MEDLIFE

College of Nursing PhD candidate Cynthia Peterson shares her global health service experience as the longest active @MedLifeMovement volunteer in this touching video. Read more about Cynthia on the College of Nursing website: https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/news/phd-candidate-cynthia-peterson-volunteers-global-health-work-peru. Contact the UMass Amherst MEDLIFE chapter at [email protected] or follow @umass_medlife on Instagram to get connected to the chapter and join an upcoming global health service learning trip.

As a Movement, our goals go far beyond any one particular achievement - we have to think on a grander scale and work hand in hand with passionate individuals to enact the level of change we seek. That’s why we want you to continue the MEDLIFE Movement beyond your week of service and hopefully for many years to come - just like Cynthia.

As one of the very first MEDLIFE participants and the longest active volunteer, Cynthia continues to live out the Movement. Now a nurse and Ph.D. candidate, she continues to connect volunteers to our work and bring them on Service Learning Trips still today! #150kMoments #MEDLIFEMovement

Welcome to the sixty-four members of the Nursing Major class of 2023! Best of luck as you begin your nursing journey at ...
09/05/2019

Welcome to the sixty-four members of the Nursing Major class of 2023! Best of luck as you begin your nursing journey at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing.

Philip Pham, Nursing Major '20, is one of two winners of the #YASUMass photo contest in which UMass Amherst students sub...
08/08/2019
Nursing Major Student Profile: Philip Pham | College of Nursing

Philip Pham, Nursing Major '20, is one of two winners of the #YASUMass photo contest in which UMass Amherst students submitted photos from their summer vacation adventures. Philip shares his amazing photos from his trip to Thailand, and his inspiring story of why he decided to become a nurse, on the College of Nursing website.

Philip Pham, Nursing Major '20, from North Andover, Massachusetts, was one of two winners in the UMass Amherst 2019 #YASUMass photo contest in which students submitted photos from their summer vacation adventures. See Philip's incredible photos from his trip to Thailand here. Philip described his tr...

Assistant Professor Rachel Walker PhD, RN, OCN is featured in a recent Medium.com article about nurse innovators
07/19/2019
Why Healthcare Needs Nurse Innovators like Dr. Rachel Walker

Assistant Professor Rachel Walker PhD, RN, OCN is featured in a recent Medium.com article about nurse innovators

Healthcare is a part of everyone’s lives from the very moment that we are born. The goal of any healthcare system should be to deliver care…

Want to submit a class note/personal update for our upcoming e-newsletter? Please email Ben at BMonat@umass.edu
05/28/2019

Want to submit a class note/personal update for our upcoming e-newsletter? Please email Ben at [email protected]

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Nursing Networking Event at Night Shift Brewery! There was insightful convers...
05/24/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Nursing Networking Event at Night Shift Brewery! There was insightful conversations all around and it was a special event to be able to provide a mentorship experience for our alumni. Special thanks to our Nursing Leaders for coming out to this event and sharing their perspectives.

Say whaaaat? The most innovative networking event of the year has extended registration?You heard that right! Register t...
05/18/2019

Say whaaaat? The most innovative networking event of the year has extended registration?

You heard that right! Register today before we fill up!

umassalumni.com/nightshiftcon

We are extending registration until next week! You know those super busy leaders at your hospital who it would be great ...
05/17/2019

We are extending registration until next week!

You know those super busy leaders at your hospital who it would be great to "grab a coffee with" but they're too busy to? Well, they will be at Night Shift Brewing on Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8, and are excited to sit down with YOU!

umassalumni.com/nightshiftcon #nursingnetworking #CONFamily

Congratulations to College of Nursing graduates! Here are some photos from the Doctor of Nursing Practice commencement. ...
05/16/2019
Sue Cassidy

Congratulations to College of Nursing graduates! Here are some photos from the Doctor of Nursing Practice commencement. https://bit.ly/2WaE6PJ

Explore Sue Cassidy's 7 photos on Flickr!

Not working the night shift on May 22?Enjoy thirst quenching Night Shift beer and "speed date" with Nursing's Elite Lead...
05/15/2019

Not working the night shift on May 22?

Enjoy thirst quenching Night Shift beer and "speed date" with Nursing's Elite Leaders.

The registration deadline has been extended to THIS Friday. umassalumni.com/nightshiftcon

05/14/2019

LAST CHANCE to register!!!

Network with nursing leaders, please join us next week.

umassalumni.com/nightshiftCON

05/09/2019
Bangor Maine Police Department

A sweet story for #NationalNursesWeek .

"No, dad..I am not dating Candy, the stripper. I am dating a candy striper, she volunteers at the hospital."

Obviously, I knew better than to date a girl named Candy. With my last name being-Cotton, I knew a marriage to me (if she accepted) could make her life intolerable.

Imagine that name if she ever had to stand in line to hear it read backwards from a manifest or other important document.

I think explaining it to my dad (the minister) that I married a stripper would be far easier than to put any woman through that.

But I did date a Candy Striper, she went on to become a nurse, and a pretty impressive nurse at that.

Later, a Gerontological and Family Nurse Practitioner, and now an Executive Nurse Leader. She is also a well known and much beloved speaker and if you have ever heard her speak, you will know what I am talking about.

30 years ago tonight I went to her most important pinning ceremony at the University of Maine at Orono. She skipped her college graduation but was most excited about her pinning ceremony. Yes, of course I went.

Tonight she speaks at the nurse pinning ceremony at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. She was so excited to drive the 4 hours north today. I'm serious.

They will be impressed, trust me.

Why do you need to know this? Because it is National Nurses week in these United States. There are 3 million health care heroes currently doing things that you and I will never do.

If I ever end up in a heap near you, don't call out to see if there is a doctor in the house because I want a nurse. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Looking back on your last trip to a healthcare facility, I would take the odds that the person that made you feel much better was in fact a CNA, LPN, RN, NP, or some other derivative of nursing champion.

My nurse spent two and a half hours on her hands and knees in the back of a eastbound jet taking care of a man who had suffered a very serious health issue during the flight. Guess who was there beside her-on her hands and knees- helping?

Yes, it was another nurse.

The flight crew was thankful and showered the nurses with peanuts and those really good cookies for doing what they did. The man lived to say, thank you.

Do you know what? It was more than they wanted. Because they were just being nurses.

Celebrate the end of National Nurses Week 2017 with me by saying thank-you to the nurses you know, and maybe to a couple of nurses you don't know.

If I hit the skids, I want a nurse.

Thank-you.

Keep your hands to yourself (unless you are a nurse), leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.

The men and women of the Bangor Police Department will be here, but if you hit the skids...you definitely will want a nurse as well.

TC

UMass Amherst Nursing graduate students are sharing their research at the annual Scholarship Day today. Congratulations ...
05/09/2019

UMass Amherst Nursing graduate students are sharing their research at the annual Scholarship Day today. Congratulations to all!! #NationalNursesWeek #nurseschangelives

Leah Postilnik, Nursing Major 2019, presented her project, "The Impact of Childhood Exercise and Socioeconomic Status on...
05/07/2019

Leah Postilnik, Nursing Major 2019, presented her project, "The Impact of Childhood Exercise and Socioeconomic Status on Resilience in College Students" at the Break the Cycle of Children's Environmental Health Disparities conference at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in April. Leah's research will be published in the International Journal of Public Health. Congratulations, Leah!

During Nurses Week - Take Action for Nurses Today!Don’t let our US Nurse Cadet Corps be forgotten. There is a bill tha...
05/07/2019
Honor Nurses Who Served Their Country – Your Letter Needed!

During Nurses Week - Take Action for Nurses Today!

Don’t let our US Nurse Cadet Corps be forgotten. There is a bill that YOU can help get passed, help nurses who served in WWII receive honorary veteran status:

https://p2a.co/FKMXXPI?p2asource=NurseCadet0419

The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps served their country when it needed them the most. Please join me and tell your representatives to grant this heroic group of nurses the recognition they deserve.

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor Gabrielle Abelard, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS- BC, RN, BSN, who has been named H...
05/06/2019

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor Gabrielle Abelard, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS- BC, RN, BSN, who has been named Haitian-American Young Professional of the Year by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce/Haitian American Business Expo!

05/06/2019
Nurses Change Lives

From Johnson & Johnson, a moving video in honor of National Nurses Week. #nurseschangelives #changinghumanhealth

Throughout history, nurses have brought innovation to patient care that has profoundly changed human health. For over 120 years, Johnson & Johnson has been p...

An abstract submitted by Nursing Major Carl McDonald, class of 2020, has been selected for a podium presentation on the ...
05/02/2019

An abstract submitted by Nursing Major Carl McDonald, class of 2020, has been selected for a podium presentation on the topic, The Importance of Art in End-of-Life Nursing Care,at the Sigma Region 15 Research Research Symposium 2019 at the University of New England in Portland, Maine on October 11, 2019.
Congratulations, Carl!

During National Nurses Week, the UMass Amherst College of Nursing extends a special thanks to you, our nurses, as you co...
05/02/2019

During National Nurses Week, the UMass Amherst College of Nursing extends a special thanks to you, our nurses, as you continue to provide the
highest level of quality care to your patients. You deserve special recognition for your vast contributions and the positive impact you make every day!

Thank you to nurses everywhere, and congratulations to our new UMass Amherst College of Nursing graduates!

**Triumphant Music Playing**Together, we did it!!! Thanks to YOU, we:- Won $500 from the chancellor's office for the amo...
05/01/2019

**Triumphant Music Playing**

Together, we did it!!! Thanks to YOU, we:
- Won $500 from the chancellor's office for the amount of donations during the Monday Power Hour
- Unlocked $5,000 from Janet Secatore '69 for having over 15+ shares
- Unlocked $20,000 from a graduate alumna class of 2000 for scholarships
- Our count currently shows that 130 donors gave $35,295 for the College of Nursing!

You should feel really good about what we accomplished over the last two days. Thank you. #CONFamily #CONUMassGives #ComeTogether

Three hours left to donate to nursing for umassgives!! Thank you to all of you who have given-- we have passed the 121 d...
05/01/2019
#UMassGives

Three hours left to donate to nursing for umassgives!! Thank you to all of you who have given-- we have passed the 121 donations and have UNLOCKED a $20,000 gift for student scholarships!! THANK YOU! ##CONUMassGives
Three hours left....
bit.ly/2019CONUMassGives

Give now and support your favorite area of campus!

We're proud of our student wheelchair sweep team at the Boston Marathon finish line. If a runner was fatigued, CON stude...
04/30/2019

We're proud of our student wheelchair sweep team at the Boston Marathon finish line. If a runner was fatigued, CON students would transport them to the medical tent. They had a wonderful experience and we are grateful for their participation.

#realworldexperience #CONUMassGives bit.ly/2019CONUMassGives

P.S. Last chance to donate $5 to help us cross the "finish line" and receive $20,000 for scholarships (if we are successful, you won't have to hear my corny jokes, I promise)

YES!!!!Thanks to your shares, we've unlocked $5,000 from Janet Secatore '69!!!! #CONFamily #CONUMassGives #Youareawesome
04/30/2019

YES!!!!

Thanks to your shares, we've unlocked $5,000 from Janet Secatore '69!!!!

#CONFamily #CONUMassGives #Youareawesome

Thank you to everyone who joined us live and participated in our Power Hour party at Skinner Hall!We received 48 gifts d...
04/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us live and participated in our Power Hour party at Skinner Hall!

We received 48 gifts during the power hour totaling over $3,000! This allowed us to win $500 from UMass! Thank you for all of your support, shares, and enthusiasm!

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