UMass Nursing News

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Appointed

Sep 1, 2018

Cynthia Jacelon, PhD RN-BC CRRN FGSA FAAN, has been appointed as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing through August 2020. Prior to this appointment, Jacelon directed the College of Nursing’s PhD program for six years and has been teaching at UMass Amherst since 1994. She became a tenured professor in 2015.

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UMass Amherst Hosts Nursing Think Tank

Aug 2, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing hosted 50 nurses as part of a think tank on July 30-31, 2018 organized by the website, founded by Peggy Chinn, Adeline Falk-Rafael and Susan Hagedorn.

UMass Amherst Nursing Researcher Rachel Walker Named Lemelson Invention Ambassador

Jun 1, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – Rachel Walker, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the first nurse to be selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador.

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Commencement and Scholarship Day 2018

May 18, 2018

On Thursday, May 10th, UMass Amherst Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates from across the country gathered in the campus center to display their research posters and present their research to each other and Nursing faculty. The following day, Friday, May 11th, commencement was held for both graduate and undergraduates on campus. 


Dukes Named to Health Care Advisory Panel

May 10, 2018

Cheryl L. Dukes, director of health care outreach and community engagement in the College of Nursing, has been named to the advisory committee of the Massachusetts Community Health Initiative (CHI) Statewide Fund.

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Zucker Releases Webinar on Reducing Stress Through Labarynth Walking

May 10, 2018

Dr. Donna Zucker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UMass Amherst College of Nursing has released a webinar called “Reducing Stress Through Labyrinth Walking." It is also the title of her latest book on the topic. 

Of the video she says:

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy with students in simulation lab.

Washington-Based Spacelabs Makes $720,000 Investment in UMass Amherst Nursing Program in Springfield

Apr 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Spacelabs Healthcare, a Snoqualmie, Washington-based medical equipment manufacturer, unveiled its $720,000 investment into the UMass Center at Springfield’s nursing laboratory on April 17, 2018.

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Nursing PhD Student Lead Author on AAN Statement on Full Practice Authority

Mar 25, 2018

Nursing PhD student Jordon Bosse is the lead author on an American Academy of Nursing statement on full practice authority. The full article is available here

US News & World Report

DNP and Master's Programs Nationally Ranked

Mar 23, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – Graduate programs in business, education, engineering and nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are ranked in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was released March 20.

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Three UMass Nursing Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda

Mar 16, 2018

Three UMass Nursing students, Hannah Pease, Tali Branco, and Jaimie Belanger, have been named to Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Beta Alpha Chapter which celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.