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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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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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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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Massachusetts Establishes "Cadet Nurses Day" to Honor WWII Nurses

Ann Sheridan, Former Dean at the College of Nursing shared good news about progress in honoring those who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. “You can imagine how pleased we are for this recognition and for the publicity for Cadet Nurse legislation,” Ann writes.

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Dean Allison Vorderstrasse Takes the Helm of the College of Nursing

Dear CON Family,

I am honored and excited to be joining you as the 13th Dean of the College of Nursing (CON). During the time I have spent in the last few months meeting the alumni, students, faculty and staff, their passion for the college and strong sense of community have drawn me to UMass Amherst and stood out to me as important and unique. There is no doubt that we are facing challenging times. Yet, I feel inspired and confident that together we will persevere, excel, and grow as people and a college as a result.

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Dr. Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar Receives Federal Grant for Research on Preventative Behavioral Health

Assistant Professor Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar PhD, MPH, MPHC, CGM, is the recipient of a 3-year R34 Research Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health. The R34 Planning Grant Program provides support for the initial development of a clinical trial or research project. 

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Glen Gordon, Former UMass Amherst Provost and Friend to the College of Nursing, Dies at 88

Glen Gordon, PhD, former Political Science professor and department chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean, and University Provost, died peacefully in his sleep on June 12, 2020.

Glen was a particular supporter of the College of Nursing during his tenure as Provost and he played the piano at CON holiday gatherings for many years. The CON's Gordon Award is named in his honor. Clinical Associate Professor and Accelerated BS in Nursing track director Dr. Kate Green shared a special friendship with Glen. Both Kate and Glen were performers in the local Valley Light Opera.

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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.”

 

 

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