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.

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

Today is the first day of Nurses Month! The College of Nursing will be honoring and celebrating nurses by posting profil...
05/01/2020

Today is the first day of Nurses Month! The College of Nursing will be honoring and celebrating nurses by posting profiles of several of our students, alumni and faculty on our website (www.umass.edu/nursing) throughout the month.

Nurses and scholars of nursing will present and discuss new knowledge and experiences relevant to nursing the community ...
04/29/2020
#NMA2020

Nurses and scholars of nursing will present and discuss new knowledge and experiences relevant to nursing the community in the context of the current pandemic at the inaugural Nursing Mutual Aid 2020 Twitter Conference on Thurs., April 30 from 9am-9pm (Eastern Time).

UMass College of Nursing Assistant Professor and PhD Program Director Dr. Rachel Walker and PhD candidate Ann Marie Moraitis were instrumental in helping to organize the event.

For more information about #NMA2020 , visit the Nursing Mutual Aid website:

Radical Solidarity During Covid-19-related DisruptionNursing Mutual Aid 2020 Thursday April 30, 2020 Learn More Co-created by nurses & midwives to support mutual aid, to foster global connections, & to amplify new & never-before-presented knowledge necessary to nurse the community in the context of....

04/28/2020
Here's the newest Encouragement Newsletter from the College of Nursing! Visit this page and select the April 27 issue.
04/27/2020
College of Nursing Encouragement Newsletter Spring 2020 | College of Nursing

Here's the newest Encouragement Newsletter from the College of Nursing! Visit this page and select the April 27 issue.

The College of Nursing Appreciation Committee has begun to issue an Encouragement Newsletter for healthcare providers. To read the newsletters, click the files in the Downloads section of this page.

04/27/2020

A BLESSING FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

In this fragile frontier-place, your kindness
Becomes the light that consoles the broken-hearted,
Awakens within desperate storms
That oasis of serenity that calls
The spirit to rise from beneath the weight of pain,
To create a new space in the person's mind
Where they gain distance from their suffering
And begin to see the invitation
To integrate and transform it.

May you embrace the beauty in what you do
And how you stand like a secret angel
Between the bleak despair of illness
And the unquenchable light of spirit
That can turn the darkest destiny towards dawn.

JOHN O'DONOHUE

Excerpt from the blessing, 'For a Nurse,' found in his books,
To Bless the Space Between Us (US) / Benedictus (Europe)

Brighten someone's day by volunteering as a Phone Pal.The College of Nursing has teamed up with Life Path of Franklin Co...
04/15/2020

Brighten someone's day by volunteering as a Phone Pal.
The College of Nursing has teamed up with Life Path of Franklin County, an organization that addresses the needs of persons living with disabilities and older people living in the community to provide Phone Pals. Under the guidance of the Life Path team and as part of our Social Connect Project we are seeking volunteers for to be Phone Pals.

This is a telephone outreach project that connects members of the College of Nursing to provide tele-health psychosocial support. You will be provided with a short telephone training and based on your interest and availability paired with a Pal.

This is a great way to gain perspective, give something really important, hone listening skills, offer therapeutic presence, psychosocial support, and make a difference in someone’s health.

You can bring happiness and contentment to someone who would love nothing more than to hear a human voice during these times. Please contact Dr. Raeann Leblanc at [email protected] to learn more.

College of Nursing Community: Share your COVID-19 Nursing StoryWe invite you to share your story about your COVID-19 nur...
04/15/2020

College of Nursing Community: Share your COVID-19 Nursing Story

We invite you to share your story about your COVID-19 nursing response, experience, and reflection. Your story is important to our collective experience and to recognize and honor your experience and role. Share your story here: https://www.umass.edu/nursing/please-share-your-nursing-story

Join College of Nursing professor Genevieve Chandler in a FREE live-stream event on April 22 from 12-1 pm. Dr. Chandler ...
04/13/2020
Virtual - Ordinary Magic: Improving Our Resiliency

Join College of Nursing professor Genevieve Chandler in a FREE live-stream event on April 22 from 12-1 pm. Dr. Chandler will share her insights and guidance about methods for dealing with stress, finding inner peace and strength, and increasing focus. Click below for more info and to register.

In this interactive, live-stream event, you’ll learn tangible methods for dealing with stress, finding inner peace and strength, and increasing focus. You’ll also be able to take part in celebrating 2020 as the World Health Organization's Year of the Nurse and learn better ways to support those...

In a guest column in today's Hampshire Gazette, College of Nursing Professor Ginny Chandler writes about resilience: "To...
04/07/2020
Guest column by Genevieve E. Chandler: Resilience needed to work ordinary magic

In a guest column in today's Hampshire Gazette, College of Nursing Professor Ginny Chandler writes about resilience: "To boost your resilience, start with the ABCS: Active coping, Build strength, Cognitive awareness and Social support."

Ordinary magic is what Ann Mastin called the ability to bounce back from stress. We all have the ability to be resilient. Like the tiniest baby who learns how to suck on her own finger to wait for the next feeding but, here’s the kick, she can’t wait...

03/24/2020
Cat (Belanger) Toffoli on Twitter

Residents of Vancouver, Canada are stepping outside every night at 7pm to clap and cheer for the healthcare workers who are fighting COVID-19.

“The amazing nightly cheer @ 7 pm in #Vancouver for all of the healthcare workers 👏🏼💙👏🏼 Wait for it..🐶🔊 @tytoff16 https://t.co/QWEFsMPFJ0”

Sherry Dong, BSN, RN, CCRN, UMass Amherst College of Nursing '17 (at right in the photo), shared these comments with CNN...
03/22/2020

Sherry Dong, BSN, RN, CCRN, UMass Amherst College of Nursing '17 (at right in the photo), shared these comments with CNN World News via Reddit from the front lines of COVID-19 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland: "My heart is grateful and my mind is heavy seeing medical professionals all over the world putting themselves at risk battling against this outbreak. I think the medical community has found various ways of coping through social media outlets... Our readers should make sure they do not contribute to the growing problem of supply shortages (ie: N95 masks, face masks, disinfectants, gloves, etc.) and consider donating to local hospitals.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sherry and all of our other nurses who are giving their all to help patients with coronavirus. We love you and we thank you.

03/20/2020

We can always count on nurses to provide competent and compassionate care, even in the most uncertain of times. Thank you for everything you’re doing to keep our communities healthy and safe!

The College of Nursing will offer several interesting events this semester. All will be offered online. Please check the...
03/20/2020
Events | College of Nursing

The College of Nursing will offer several interesting events this semester. All will be offered online. Please check the Events listing on the CON website (https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/events) and help us join together as a community to participate in these important events and discussions. And check the Events page often to keep up to date on scheduled activities. Thanks to all!

Find out about upcoming events at the UMass Amherst College of Nursing.

03/20/2020

Nurses and other healthcare professionals:

We see you. We appreciate you. And we will have your back when this is over.

Let's show our love for the frontline nurses and other healthcare professionals who are rising to this extraordinary cha...
03/20/2020

Let's show our love for the frontline nurses and other healthcare professionals who are rising to this extraordinary challenge!

Let's cover our doors, windows, or mailboxes with pink or red hearts to show our support for these selfless heroes. When healthcare workers are on their way to work in the morning/evening, they'll see the hearts and feel our appreciation.

Please share photos to show how you are displaying hearts at your home. ❤️ #heartsforhealthcare #flattenthecurve #wewillgetthruthistogether

03/19/2020
We applaud our alumni, faculty and students in the CON community who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We...
03/17/2020

We applaud our alumni, faculty and students in the CON community who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the heroism of our nurses during this crisis and we are keeping you all in our thoughts. Please feel free to share your words of gratitude and encouragement here.

NursingProcess
03/05/2020

NursingProcess

Kudos to the Top #NursingSchools in #MA! We are proud to announce the list of the best #nurse educators-
1)Northeastern University
2)Simmons University
3)Boston College
4)MGH Institute of Health Professions
5)UMass Amherst Nursing
6)University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
7)UMass Lowell
8)Regis College
9)Curry College
10)Salem State University
https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/massachusetts/

Join us for a free screening of the Quell Foundation documentary, Lift the Mask. Hear from individuals living with and m...
03/05/2020

Join us for a free screening of the Quell Foundation documentary, Lift the Mask. Hear from individuals living with and managing their mental health diagnoses.

Date: Friday, April 3, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Football Performance Center Auditorium, 290 Stadium Drive, UMass Amherst

About the Film

Lift the Mask tells the often harrowing, sometimes hopeful stories of six individuals living with behavioral and mental health diagnoses. .The film finds both devastation and hope as these characters struggle with some of the most debilitating and misunderstood of illnesses.

This event is hosted by the UMass Amherst College of Nursing and UMass Amherst Wellbeing Access and Prevention. The Lift the Mask documentary is presented by The Quell Foundation.

Questions? Contact Ann Becker, [email protected].

There are 3 remaining slots available for UMass Amherst Nursing students for New England  telegenetics training on April...
02/28/2020

There are 3 remaining slots available for UMass Amherst Nursing students for New England telegenetics training on April 6, 7 and 8, 2020. The New England Regional Genetics Network, in collaboration with the Western States Regional Genetics Network, will offer the training, which includes (1) 10 self-paced online modules, (2) two live webinars and (3) a mandatory one-day, in-person, hands-on training to be held at the UMass Amherst College of Nursing at the UMass Center in Springfield. To apply, visit https://westernstatestelegenetics.org/. Click "Western States Telegenetics Training", then "Apply for Training". Select ONLY 4/6, 4/7, or 4/8.

As part of our series of posts in recognition of the WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, here are some thoughts ...
02/26/2020

As part of our series of posts in recognition of the WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, here are some thoughts about Heart Health from Nancy Thompson ’73 G’91:

February is the month we celebrate heart health and the association of the heart and love.

As nurses we are well aware of the importance of heart health. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Many of these heart-related deaths can be prevented through such interventions as proper diet, managing hypertension, regular physical activity, taking medications as prescribed and cessation of or not smoking. When a cardiac event does occur, the implementation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or the use of FAST when a CVA is occurring can save many lives. Heart transplants have become a way to replace the hearts of people who would otherwise die from their heart disease. The use of stents or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery also save the lives of many people by repairing heart pathology that would eventually lead to death. So much of the care of the heart has been developed since the 1960s, a mere 50 years.

The association of the heart with love has been around for centuries. Physiologically, when one is in the romantic stage of love, the heart beats faster than normal. The heart has become the symbol of love and is used on cards, gifts and even in jewelry designs. Heart emoticons are now used in texting and even the joining of the first fingers and the thumbs to make a heart is now commonly used.

So it makes sense that we think of our hearts with love. It is awesome, absolutely necessary and without it, well………

Save the date: "Palliative" Documentary Movie Screening & DiscussionFriday, March 13, 2020, 4-6 pm, Skinner Hall, Room 0...
02/24/2020

Save the date: "Palliative" Documentary Movie Screening & Discussion
Friday, March 13, 2020, 4-6 pm, Skinner Hall, Room 012
Please join us for a screening of the award-winning short documentary “Palliative”, to be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and the physician featured in the film.
See movie trailer here: https://vimeo.com/357454663.

For more information and for your FREE ticket please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palliative-documentary-qa-with-director-producer-palliative-care-physician-tickets-95827999125

The College of Nursing is thrilled to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife! We’ll be featuring nursing stars of t...
02/21/2020

The College of Nursing is thrilled to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife! We’ll be featuring nursing stars of the CON community throughout the year.

Because February is Heart Health month, we asked Kate Traynor Class of 1979 to share what heart health means to her. Kate is the Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

"Happy Heart Month! Focusing on your heart health is so important because heart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women not only in the US but worldwide. With 'Life’s Simple 7', YOU could change that. Here are the 7 simple steps you can take right now to be sure you are doing all you can to keep your heart healthy:

1. Manage your blood pressure and aim for a goal of less than 130/80 (both numbers need to be at or below those goals)
2. Control your cholesterol - keep your total cholesterol under 220 mg/dl
3. Reduce and maintain a normal blood sugar level
4. Get active and try to exercise for 150 minutes per week (that’s 5 days for at least 30 minutes per day)
5. Eat better - your daily diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetable, whole grains, legumes, beans, lean or plant based protein
6. Maintain a normal body weight for your height
7. Stop smoking, vaping, and avoid second hand smoke"

To learn more about the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center that Kate directs: https://www.massgeneral.org/heart-center/treatments-and-services/cardiovascular-disease-prevention

NOTE NEW DATE! RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25Please join us at this informative session on Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 pm, in ...
02/19/2020

NOTE NEW DATE! RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25

Please join us at this informative session on Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 pm, in Skinner 012:

“Self-care: An essential component to promote wellness and prevent burnout.”

The Diversity and Social Justice Committee are pleased to welcome Dr. Lori Anne Lyne as our speaker in our monthly series of social justice topics. All are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 pm
Location: Skinner Hall #012

The World Health Organization recognizes the importance of health care professionals addressing and preventing burnout. This presentation will highlight the importance of self-care or stress reduction on our journey to improve mental and physical well-being.

We will explore how to incorporate stress management techniques, exercise, healthy nutrition and positive meaningful activities into our daily lives.

To join the meeting remotely, see instructions on our website:
https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/events/diversity-and-social-justice-committee-february-talk

02/14/2020
Happy Valentine's Day from the College of Nursing! -- Observing American Heart Month and the WHO International Year of t...
02/13/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from the College of Nursing!

-- Observing American Heart Month and the WHO International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife --

NOTE NEW DATE!  RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25Please join us at this informative session on Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 pm, in...
02/13/2020

NOTE NEW DATE! RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25

Please join us at this informative session on Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 pm, in Skinner 012:

“Self-care: An essential component to promote wellness and prevent burnout.”

The Diversity and Social Justice Committee are pleased to welcome Dr. Lori Anne Lyne as our speaker in our monthly series of social justice topics. All are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 6-7 pm
Location: Skinner Hall #012

The World Health Organization recognizes the importance of health care professionals addressing and preventing burnout. This presentation will highlight the importance of self-care or stress reduction on our journey to improve mental and physical well-being.

We will explore how to incorporate stress management techniques, exercise, healthy nutrition and positive meaningful activities into our daily lives.

To join the meeting remotely, see instructions on our website:
https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/events/diversity-and-social-justice-committee-february-talk.

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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!
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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.
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Hello! On May 18, May 23, June 1, and June 8 the Opioid Task Force is hosting community forums to listen and learn about your ideas and experiences to address the opioid epidemic in our region. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please feel free to spread the word and visit http://opioidtaskforce.org/2017-community-forums/ for locations and more information. Registration is requested, but not required: http://bit.ly/2p3xyOh