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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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Research is part of the UMass Amherst experience. UMass Nursing students have opportunities to join our distinguished faculty in research and innovation at every level of their nursing education. 

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ANA Designates 2021 Year of the Nurse

American Nurses' Association (ANA) Enterprise joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and global colleagues in extending the Year of the Nurse, originally set by WHO for 2020, into 2021. This recognition builds on the increased visibility of nurses’ contributions from 2020 and ANA’s expansion of National Nurses Week to Nurses Month in May.

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Accelerated BS in Nursing Students Degrees Conferred Early to Fill High-Need Jobs

An article by the UMass Amherst News Office discusses the early conferral of degrees for Accelerated BS in Nursing students. The early conferral allowed out-of-state graduates to begin high-demand hospital jobs across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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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Nursing Students, 4-H Club Members Partner on Service Learning Project

College of Nursing students 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 various health-related topics.

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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.”