School of Nursing offers the Clinical Simulation Lab Tours on:
Friday May 24 10 am
Thursday June 6 10 am
Thursday June 20 10 am
Thursday Aug 22 10 am
Thursday Aug 29 10 am
All tours please meet in front lobby of Skinner Hall at the specified time.
Please RSVP for Nursing Simulation Lab Tours to Helene Cunningham, RN, MS Director of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab at firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you need information about the:
1. Undergraduate Traditional Program contact Liz Theroux email@example.com
2. Second Degree or RN program contact Sandy Teale firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Graduate Program contact Karen Ayotte email@example.com
The School of Nursing is proud to welcome Alumna, Dr. Susan Hagedorn’77 to Skinner Hall on Thursday, April 4th. Dr. Hagedorn will be presenting her film Island Nurse. This documentary tells the story of Mary Donnelly, who has served as the Block Island nurse for over fifty-five years. Click here to watch the trailer.
Dr. Hagedorn is a nationally recognized nurse, filmmaker and philanthropist. Dr. Hagedorn first earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan University before attending the UMass Amherst School of Nursing to earn a bachelor’s in nursing in 1977. She then went on to receive her master’s in nursing from Boston College and PhD in nursing from the University of Colorado. In 2010, she completed her master’s program in media studies at The New School.
Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Nursing Excellence.
Graduate Student DayMay 9, 2013, Skinner Hall, UMass AmherstPlease join us for the presentation of our graduates’ capstone projects. A dinner at the Marriott Center, Campus Center, will follow.
Pinning Ceremony for our Graduating StudentsMay 11, 2013, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, 1:30 p.m.Join us for the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
Scholarship CeremonySeptember 4, 2013 at UMass Amherst.Location to be announced.
Homecoming—Annual Luncheon & Distinguished Alumni AwardsOctober 19, 2013, Cape Cod Lounge, UMass AmherstJoin us as we celebrate 60 years of nursing excellence. Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented and an oral history of the school will be previewed.
The Summer Genetics Institute (SGI), sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is a one month, intensive program of classroom and laboratory instruction in genetics that provides a foundation for biobehavioral research and clinical practice.
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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) University of Massachusetts has elected Dr. Jeungok Choi as one of its 2013-2014 Scholars. During her year as an ISSR Scholar, Dr. Choi will develop a grant proposal for the project entitled, "Improving Discharge Communication using Pictographs." The aims of this project is to 1) compare the effects of Web-format, or paper-format pictograph-based discharge instructions, and 2) verify casual links between pictograph-based discharge instructions in both web and paper format and comprehension, recall, and health outcomes.
The ISSR Scholar Program provides a course release for an interdisciplinary seminar of six social science faculty from across the university to meet regularly through the academic year to develop individual research grant proposals. The seminar will include ongoing presentations and discussion of faculty research proposals, advice on grant writing and submission, information about grant agencies, and opportunities to meet national scholars for consultation.
Social science faculty of all ranks and schools are encouraged to apply, regardless of external funding history. See eligibility criteria and application instructions.
Jeungok Choi RN, MPH, PhD
120 Skinner Hall
School of Nursing
University of Massachusetts Amherst
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
The online graduate program in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been ranked among the top 25 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. UMass Amherst’s online master’s in nursing program is ranked 12th nationally. According to U.S. News, the nursing program rankings are based on information obtained from 101 schools with online programs. The rankings consider a range of factors, including graduation rates, class size, one-year retention rates, the required time to complete a degree, faculty credentials and training, admissions selectivity, services and technology available to students and the amount of student debt carried by graduates.
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We have found that difficult experiences from the past can have an impact on your health so we are doing a study to build on strengths to improve student health.
We developed a workshop, Empower Strength! that focuses on identifying and building your strengths to promote your coping skills. Consider joining our April Empower Strength workshop. (Consent form)
The study begins with a brief survey on survey monkey, followed by an invitation to the 4-week workshop or participate in 2 online follow-up surveys so we can compare whether the workshop made a difference. The survey includes questions about your health, past difficult childhood experiences and how you cope. A description is on the consent form.
Professor Jean Swinney from the School of Nursing was awarded a total of $892,559.00 to implement a program called Achieving Diversity: A Comprehensive Approach to Nursing Workforce Diversity Enhancement. Over a three year period the UMass Amherst School of Nursing will implement a multifaceted, collaborative initiative whose overarching goal is to increase the number and percentage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged nurses employed in the national nursing workforce.
The program will develop and implement an integrated, region-wide series of interventions, with a focus on Springfield and Holyoke, whose principal aims are to: 1) increase the number of ethnic minority and disadvantaged students who choose and successfully prepare for careers in nursing, 2) to enhance the existing structures of support and communication at the college level to increase the percentage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged students who successfully complete baccalaureate degree nursing programs and pass the NCLEX nursing examination both within our region and throughout the US. The Project will also provide student support in the forms of scholarships and stipends.
This program also includes extensive interventions to interest and support pre-collegiate students in pursuing a nursing education while encouraging ethnic minority Bachelors students to enter the PhD in Nursing program in order to become potential new UMass faculty members.
The Achieving Diversity program address the serious health implications related to the continuing shortage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged nurses in our nation’s nursing workforce.
Doctoral students Akshaya Shanmugam of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Jalil Johnson from the School of Nursing have been named the 2012-2013 Hluchyj Fellows at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Genevieve Chandler from the School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst is listed among a top 100 Nursing Progessor in 2012.
Recognition: Nancy Valentine Excellence in Leadership Award, American Psychiatric Nurses, Association, New England Chapter, 2012; National Education Award, American Psychiatric Nursing Association, 2008
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Genevieve Chandler from the School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst is listed among the outstanding nursing professors in the united states.
I would like to thank and recognize the faculty and staff for their participation in the School of Nursing’s Faculty and Staff Campaign. This year 1,162 members of our campus community donated over $727,000 to support the Campaign.
The School of Nursing ranked in 2nd place for participation with a rate of 45%. This past Wednesday, Donna Zucker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, accepted the award on behalf of the School. We had 18 out of 40 colleagues make a donation to UMass Amherst. We donated over $3,000. This will be matched dollar for dollar and total over $6,000 towards the School of Nursing!
The importance of the success of this Campaign cannot be overstated as it shows our support of public higher education and demonstrates our commitment to UMass Amherst. The strength of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is defined by its faculty and staff and because of your support this strength continues to grow.
Andrew W. Clendinneng
Regional Director of Development
University of Massachusetts Amherst
This year University Massachusetts, Amherst Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Susan Hagedorn '77 is a nationally recognized nurse, filmmaker and philanthropist. As a retired pediatric and women’s health nurse practitioner specializing in adolescence, Hagedorn serves on the emeriti faculty of the University of Colorado School of Nursing.
After retiring from her career in medicine, Hagedorn decided to pursue her love of filmmaking. She founded Seedworks Films for which she produces and directs documentaries for social change. Seedworks Films is the largest producer of films about nurses and nursing in the United States and is the action arm of The Seedworks Fund, a non-profit foundation whose mission is seeding social change with an emphasis on health, education and vulnerable families.