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Whether you are looking to begin your career, change professions, or advance in the nursing field, UMass Amherst Nursing will provide you with the skills and education necessary for success. The College of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master of science, DNP and PhD programs as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

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Discover What it Means to be a UMass Nurse

The education, research and practice opportunities we offer to our students prepare them to be successful in healthcare settings across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, throughout the U.S. and around the globe. 

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Take Part in Important Research

Research is part of the UMass Amherst experience. UMass Nursing students have opportunities to join our distinguished faculty in research and innovation at every level of their nursing education. 

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We also invite community members to take part in research studies conducted by College of Nursing investigators. Click here for information on current studies that are seeking participants.


Nursing Students Complete CPR Recertification

College of Nursing graduating seniors Katie Blake, Alyssa Blake and Megan McNally recertified their American Heart Association BLS (CPR) skills yesterday with CPR instructor Cheryl Sabola, MSN, RN, College of Nursing clinical instructor, who volunteered her time. More than 30 senior nursing students recertified this day.

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Karen Kalmakis Featured in Article about Current and Future NP Roles in Massachusetts

An article based on interviews with Karen Kalmakis PhD, MPH, FNP, FAANP, Associate Professor and director of the UMass Amherst DNP program, is featured in a recent article on the NPSchools blog. The article, entitled, "Ask A Professor: The Practice Environment in Massachusetts", is aimed at prospective and current nurse practitioners.

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Abelard Selected as ADVANCE Faculty Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Gabrielle Abelard, Clinical Assistant Professor, who has been selected as a UMass ADVANCE Faculty Fellow for the 2021-22 academic year for the College of Nursing. Faculty Fellows partner with the ADVANCE leadership team to provide resources to help faculty collaborate successfully and feel valued and included. Faculty Fellows provide feedback on ADVANCE programs, liaise with their units, and communicate the importance of faculty equity work across campus. 

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College of Nursing Students Praised for Vital Role in Testing, Vaccine Clinics

Ann Becker, UMass Amherst Public Health Director and College of Nursing Clinical Associate Professor and Jeffrey Hescock, the UMass Amherst Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety, announced today that the COVID-19 testing clinic has completed more than 500,000 tests and that more than 30,000 vaccines have been administered at the vaccination clinic to date.

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Nurstory: Pride and Prejudice

Hear UMass Amherst College of Nursing's Maud Low describe the prejudice she experienced working at Planned Parenthood and the patient who helped her see the good in her work. It’s part of of our “Social Justice Video Series.”