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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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Dr. Gabrielle Abelard Interviewed in "COVID '19 Heroes" Tribute

Dr. Gabrielle Abelard, '97, '01 MS, Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, is one of several UMass Amherst alumni interviewed in a "COVID-19 Heroes" video released by the Alumni Association this week. Dr. Abelard speaks about CON's efforts provide nursing students with clinical experience while responding to the needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an initiative to provide mindfulness coaching and support for student-athletes.

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Terrie Black Appointed to Healthcare Leadership Roles, Publishes Article in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal

Clinical Assistant Professor Terrie Black DNP, MBA, CRRN, FAHA, FAAN is answering the call for nurses to assume leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Dr. Black, a graduate of the UMass Amherst online Doctor of Nursing Practice  - Public Health Nursing Leader (DNP-PHNL) track, serves as a faculty member and advisor for both the MS-Clinical Nurse Leader program and the DNP-PHNL specialization.

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Karen Giuliano Appointed to PCORI Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science 

Karen Giuliano, PhD, MBA, RN has been appointed to the Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science for The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Karen is one of 34 people selected to serve on PCORI’s fiv
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College of Nursing Announces Seedworks Social Justice Scholarship

The College of Nursing, through Seedworks Foundation funding, is seeking applications for a new Seedworks Social Justice Scholarship. This year the College will award one scholarship, with the goal of two next year. Any University of Massachusetts Amherst community members whose research advances or includes a social justice and a humanities and healing approach are encouraged to apply. Research teams should include a nursing researcher. 

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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.”