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Whether you are looking to begin your career, change professions, or advance in the nursing field, UMass Amherst Nursing will provide you with the skills and education necessary for success. The College of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master of science, DNP and PhD programs as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

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The education, research and practice opportunities we offer to our students prepare them to be successful in healthcare settings across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, throughout the U.S. and around the globe. 

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DNP Student Tessa Robinson Selected for Public Health Leadership Institute

DNP Public Health Nurse Leader student Tessa Robinson 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. 

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Dr. Kim Dion Leads Federal Grant to Expand Training for Substance Use Disorder Management and Education

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the College of Nursing a two-year grant to Expand Education and Treatment Strategies to the College of Nursing, in their ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic.

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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Dr. Gabrielle Abelard Interviewed in "COVID '19 Heroes" Tribute

Dr. Gabrielle Abelard, '97, '01 MS, Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, is one of several UMass Amherst alumni interviewed in a "COVID-19 Heroes" video released by the Alumni Association this week. Dr. Abelard speaks about CON's efforts provide nursing students with clinical experience while responding to the needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an initiative to provide mindfulness coaching and support for student-athletes.

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Terrie Black Appointed to Healthcare Leadership Roles, Publishes Article in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal

Clinical Assistant Professor Terrie Black DNP, MBA, CRRN, FAHA, FAAN is answering the call for nurses to assume leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Dr. Black, a graduate of the UMass Amherst online Doctor of Nursing Practice  - Public Health Nursing Leader (DNP-PHNL) track, serves as a faculty member and advisor for both the MS-Clinical Nurse Leader program and the DNP-PHNL specialization.

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Nurstory: Pride and Prejudice

Hear UMass Amherst College of Nursing's Maud Low describe the prejudice she experienced working at Planned Parenthood and the patient who helped her see the good in her work. It’s part of of our “Social Justice Video Series.”