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Skinner Hall

651 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

Room 123


  • Kristy Pereira is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor and has been teaching in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing for over 10 years. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Courses she has taught include: N100 Perspectives in Nursing, N150 Faculty Seminar for the First-Year Nursing Students, N326 & N398F Nursing Care of Children and Families theory and practicum,  N409 Nursing Care of the Neonate in the Intensive Care Unit (NICU), N438 Professional Role in Nursing, N498 Clinical Internship Nursing Practicum, N498T Community Health Nursing Practicum.
  • Kristy is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing. She serves as the Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter counselor for UMass Amherst Elaine Marieb College of Nursing.
  • In addition to her faculty role, Kristy has been a practicing pediatric nurse for over 20 years, she currently works per diem as a nurse in the Pediatric Procedure Unit at the Baystate Children's Hospital. Kristy has worked in various pediatric settings which include (Children’s and Adolescent Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), Early Intervention, home care, and other pediatric outpatient settings.
  • Kristy’s passion in caring for children and families helped frame the basis of her work as a doctoral student in the PhD program at UMass Amherst. Kristy successfully defended her dissertation in July 2023 and completed the graduate program earning her degree at UMass Amherst in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing.
  • Her dissertation entitled  “An Evaluation of Functional Outcomes for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in a Medication Treatment Program: With a Focus on Pregnant Women” can be found on Scholarworks and accessed through the UMass Amherst Library website. Kristy hopes to begin her research journey at UMass in the near future.