UMass Nursing News

Dr. Donna Sabella

Dr. Donna Sabella Gives Talks, Radio Interview

Oct 13, 2017

Dr. Donna Sabella spoke at her alma mater Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, College of Nursing’s DNP Symposium on 9/30/2017. She gave a presentation called “Human Trafficking: What Nurses Need to Know.” 

College of Nursing students and faculty pose with Rep. McGovern and his intern from UMass.

UMass Palliative Care Nurses Publish Newsletter

Oct 3, 2017

UMass Amherst palliative care nurses, Clinical Assistant Professor Raeann LeBlanc, part-time clinical instructor Maureen Grodon, and recent PhD graduate Olga Eherlich have published the first edition of "NEPIG NEWS - Nursing Education Palliative Interest Group." 

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UMass Student Receives NAHN Scholarship

Sep 20, 2017

UMass Nursing student Alyssa Valentin is the recipient of a scholarship from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).

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Nightingale Ceremony Held at UMass College of Nursing

Sep 12, 2017

On Friday, Septemeber 8th, 79 Nursing Major juniors gathered in Skinner Hall to participate in the College's first annual "Nightingale Ceremony." The ceremony, intended to honor the humanity in nursing, was sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. 

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88 New Nursing Students Begin Class at UMass Center at Springfield

Sep 11, 2017

As the academic year gets underway, 88 new students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing will begin class at the UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS).

From left are Stephen Cavanagh, dean of the College of Nursing; Sujit Kumar, president of Spacelabs Healthcare; Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy; and Peter Reinhart, director of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences

UMass Amherst Partners with Spacelabs Healthcare to Advance Research, Innovation

Sep 8, 2017

UMass Amherst and Spacelabs Healthcare, a leading healthcare technology company based in Snoqualmie, Washington, today announced a collaboration agreement with the shared mission of expanding medical technology and improving lives through value-based innovation.

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Nursing's Human Trafficking Expert Featured in The Boston Globe

Sep 7, 2017

The College of Nursing's Dr. Donna Sabella has been featured in a Q&A on The Boston Globe's website. Sabella is a nationally-recognized human trafficking expert.

Dr. Genevieve Chandler

Nursing Professor Named "Healthcare Hero" by BusinessWest

Sep 6, 2017

College of Nursing Associate Professor Genevieve Chandler has been named a 2017 Inaugural Healthcare Hero by Healthcare News and BusinesWest. According to the two western Massachusetts publications, the award was created to honor those who are "admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."

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UMass Amherst Selected to Host Nightingale Ceremony

Aug 15, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing has been selected as one of 50 schools to receive funding to host a Nightingale Ceremony which underscore the importance of humanistic patient care. The funding for these events is provided by the Arnold P.

Dr. Donna Sabella

Human Trafficking Course Offered in Fall 2017, Taught by National Expert

Aug 1, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing is excited to offer “Introduction to Human Trafficking”, 597T, as an online course in Fall 2017.


This course is taught by nationally-recognized human trafficking expert Dr. Donna Sabella and can be taken from anywhere. It will cover: