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MaryAnn Hogan Receives National Nurse’s Touch Award

Nurse’s Touch Award Exemplifies the Best of the Best

Outstanding nurse educators are honored for advancing those special qualities that make nurses the most trusted profession in the United States

Doctor of Nursing Practice Ranked #5 Among Top Online DNP Programs

The UMass Amherst online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has been ranked #5 in a list of "Top 25 Online DNP Programs" compiled by Nursing School Hub, an online portal that provides information about nursing careers a

Dean Cavanagh in Skinner Hall.

Dean Cavanagh Elected to American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nominating Committee

Dean Stephen Cavanagh, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been elected to a two-year term on the Nominating Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Those elected to the AACN Nominating Committee will begin their terms of service following the business meeting at the AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting on March 25, 2019. 

Congratulations, Dean Cavanagh! 


Mary Paterno Leads Winning Team in HRSA Grand Challenge

A team led by Mary Paterno, PhD, CNM is one of ten team winners of Phase 1 of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) “Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms” national Grand Challenge. Dr. Paterno's team won for the proposal, “The use of digital recovery narratives in increasing hope and supporting sustained recovery for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder”


Dean's Report Cover

Dean's Report 2017

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

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.”