As a leader in nursing education for nearly 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.