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Mary Ellen Burke

MSN, RN, CNM, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing, has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in both the classroom and clinical setting. 

Before coming to the University of Massachusetts she was a full-time Associate Professor of Nursing at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA. In 2006 she was the campus facilitator for a Health Professionals Educational Consortium RN Hybrid pilot program in which she coordinated and mentored seven undergraduate students in an intensive Associate Degree hybrid nursing program.

She received her BSN from Rutgers University, College of Nursing in New Brunswick, NJ and her MSN from Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH.  She received a Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY.  She recently completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

She began her nursing career as an RN in Labor and Delivery at St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick NJ and worked in a variety acute care settings as a Maternity staff nurse.  Before teaching full-time she worked as a clinician at Tapestry Health Systems, a Title X funded clinic providing gynecological care to women in Western Massachusetts.  She is of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a Nurse-Leader Member of Sigma Theta Tau International.