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Students Welcomed to Nursing Clinical Learning in Nightingale Ceremony

Feb 14, 2020

Sophomore Nursing Majors were officially welcomed to the clinical aspect of their education in a Nightingale Ceremony at Skinner Hall on February 12.

Carl McDonald '20 Publishes, Presents Research on End-of-Life Care

Feb 7, 2020

Carl McDonald '20 reports that his research was accepted into publication in the Journal of Nursing Education. The title is "End of Life Nursing Knowledge Among University Nursing Students".

FootCare by Nurses Director Nominated for Woman’s Small Business Owner of the Year Award

Jan 27, 2020

College of Nursing alumna and PHD student Kate Clayton-Jones, founder and director of FootCare by Nurses, has been nominated for the 2020 Massachusetts Woman’s Small Business Owner of the Year Award. 

UMass Amherst College of Nursing Masters and DNP Programs Ranked in top 30 in the Nation

Jan 17, 2020

The UMass Amherst College of Nursing's online master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are among the top nursing programs in the nation, according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report education rankings. 

Dr. Raeann LeBlanc Named Seedworks Endowed Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing

Jan 17, 2020

Raeann LeBlanc, PhD, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CHPN has been named the Seedworks Endowed Clinical Assistant Professor for Social Justice in the College of Nursing. Dr. LeBlanc has been a member of the College of Nursing faculty, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students, since 2011.

Accrediting Body Seeks Input about College of Nursing Prior to March Visit

Jan 3, 2020

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will be visiting the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing March 4th - 6th 2020 for an accreditation review.

Want to get involved in the College of Nursing?

Dec 18, 2019
  • Make your voice heard on our Alumni Board 
  • Speak to a class at the College
  • Come for lunch on campus and tour Skinner Hall

Christopher Provost '01 Pays Tribute to a Long-Time Professor

Dec 18, 2019

Professor Karen Plotkin helped guide me to be the RN that I am today. She was my advisor in the late '90's, and I was devastated to hear of her passing. 

Molly Gray, MS '96, BS ’84 Assumes Senior Baystate Health Leadership Role

Dec 18, 2019

Molly Gray MS, RN, CNAA, BC recently assumed the role of President and Chief Administrative Officer, Baystate Health Eastern Region. Molly earned a BS from the UMass Amherst College of Nursing 1984 and returned to earn an MS in Nursing in 1996.

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