UMass Amherst Nursing alumni work in hospitals, clinics, universities, government agencies, nonprofits and more, leading the profession throughout the U.S. and in over 15 countries. Since 1953, more than 7000 graduates of the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing have become UMass Nurses. Here are some of their stories.

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Alumni Stories

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Q&A with recent PhD graduate Siriphorn Na Nakorn

Siriphorn Na Nakorn joins Associate Director of Donor Relations Benjamin Monat in conversation about her College of Nursing experience and nursing research.

Christine Whelan Knapp' ‘72 (top row, second person from the left) visiting with fellow classmates.
Five Questions with Christine Whelan Knapp ’72

Christine Whelan Knapp '72 talks about how her career as a nurse helped her become a successful author.

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Linda Koh, PhD 2022, MS, RN, PHN

PhD 2022 alumna Linda Koh, PhD, MS, RN, PHN discusses her nursing journey.

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Jocelyn Johnson, MS 1993, RN, PMHCNS, BC

Jocelyn Johnson is a 1993 Master of Science in Nursing graduate, author, and cancer survivor.

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Ronald Rollon DNP-FNP 2023

Ronald Rollon is a 2023 DNP Family Nurse Practitioner graduate and a military nurse in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Emily Rice, BS 2019

Emily Rice is a 2019 graduate of the UMass Amherst Elaine Marieb College of Nursing and is currently a critical care nurse in Boston. 

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Mara Clawson DNP-FNP 2023

Mara Clawson earned a DNP with FNP specialization in May 2023 and received the award for DNP Outstanding Clinical Project

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Christopher Diaz DNP-FNP 2023

Christopher Diaz completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2023 and received the 2023 DNP Diversity and Social Justice award.