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Thanks to a major new gift, the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing is making a renewed and enthusiastic commitment to leadership in this era of change.


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College of Nursing at UMass Amherst Receives Transformative $21.5 Million Gift from Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation

College of Nursing at UMass Amherst Receives Transformative $21.5 Million Gift from Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation

Largest cash gift in UMass Amherst history to further innovation and excellence; nursing college to be named for Marieb, late alumna and influential textbook author

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Register Now for "Our Voices: Addressing Racism in Nursing" Sept 27

There is still time to register for "Our Voices: Addressing Racism in Nursing", a free Zoom event on Monday, September 27, from 1:00 to 4:30.  

Join us to learn more about our voices reckoning with racism in nursing. Share your voice in a dialogue, discussion, and future direction inspired by first person interviews and shown through the compelling stories of BILPOC identified nurses.

Information and passcode to join our Zoom meeting event will be sent to you once you register for your tickets.

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Dr. Terrie Black Named Chair of international AHA Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Terrie Black, DNP, MBA, CRRN, FAHA, FAAN, Clinical Associate Professor, assumed the role of Chair for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council (CVSN) within the international American Heart Association effective July 1, 2021. This council is one of 17 councils within AHA and the one solely dedicated to nursing.

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Massachusetts Cadet Nurses Honored in State House Plaque Ceremony

Massachusetts Cadet Nurses received official recognition from Governor Charlie Baker in a plaque ceremony at the State House last week. 

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Start or Continue Your Nursing Education

Whether you are looking to begin your career, change professions, or advance in the nursing field, the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will provide you with the skills and education necessary for success. We offer 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

We have a proud tradition of conducting research that advances nursing education and practice. 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. Click here for information on current studies that are seeking participants.


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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.”