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Accrediting Body Seeks Input about College of Nursing Prior to March Visit

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will be visiting the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing March 4th - 6th 2020 for an accreditation review. CCNE invites comments about the College of Nursing from interested third parties prior to the visit. Comments must be sent to CCNE no later than February 10, 2020. Please click here for instructions about how to submit comments. 

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New Year's Greeting from Dean Jacelon

Dear Friends,

As the 2019 year draws to a close, I’d like to take the time to appreciate our College of Nursing. 2019 will be remembered as a time of growth for the College. We thanked former Dean Stephen Cavanagh for his eight years of service to the College and watched how he brought instrumental partnerships that will sustain the College for years to come. We ushered in a new cadre of Faculty who are excited and passionate about teaching our students. And we continued to provide scholarships and extra learning opportunities for our ambitious students.

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Want to get involved in the College of Nursing?

  • Make your voice heard on our Alumni Board 
  • Speak to a class at the College
  • Come for lunch on campus and tour Skinner Hall
  • Sustain nursing education through the Mary Maher Monthly Giving Society
  • Mentor our students in the Student Nurses Association
  • Enact change by writing an op-ed article
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Christopher Provost '01 Pays Tribute to a Long-Time Professor

Professor Karen Plotkin helped guide me to be the RN that I am today. She was my advisor in the late '90's, and I was devastated to hear of her passing. 

Since graduation in 2001, I have moved and worked my entire career in Colorado. I retired as a US Air National Guard Flight Nurse Instructor in 2011. I spent about 14 years working in a Level I trauma center in all of the ICUs. I worked in Neuro Interventional Radiology and a busy Transfer Center.

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Dean's Report 2017

Learn about our research collaborations, our students' stories, and our alumni success.