UMass Nursing News

Howett Awarded Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship 

Aug 7, 2019

Maeve Howett, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, CNE,  Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Education, is one of twelve faculty recipients of a UMass Amherst

Dr. Rachel Walker discussing her innovation journey NSNA 2019, © 2019 Stacey Estrella for Humanifesto Studios

"Why Healthcare Needs More Nurse Innovators Like Dr. Rachel Walker" - from

Jul 18, 2019

Assistant Professor Rachel Walker PhD, RN, OCN is featured in a recent article entitled "Why Healthcare Needs Nurse Innovators like Dr. Rachel Walker". The author discusses Dr.

Paterno Leads Screening and Panel Discussion about Substance Abuse and Recovery

Jul 18, 2019

College of Nursing Assistant Professor Mary Paterno, PhD, CNM facilitated a community screening of digital stories by women in recovery from opioid use disorder at Greenfield Community College on July 16.

Give WWII Cadet Nurses the Veteran Status They Deserve

Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Barbara Poremba ’72, former dean Dr. Ann Sheridan G’83 and Dr. Karen Johnson G’76, former faculty are fighting to get honorary veteran’s status for nurses who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Working with Senator Warren, a Bill was introduced in Congress in April 2019.

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Nursing Alumni Cheers to Best Practices at Night Shift Brewing

Jun 14, 2019

If sharing is caring, then the College of Nursing was fortunate to have a landmark event recently at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA. There is so much to learn as a professional nurse, and there are so many possibilities for professional growth and fulfillment.

Jacelon Named Interim Dean of College of Nursing

Jun 14, 2019

Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD RN-BC CRRN FGSA FAAN, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing, has been appointed Interim Dean of the College, effective June 30, 2019.   

The announcement was made by John McCarthy, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Dean Cavanagh in Skinner Hall.

Stephen J. Cavanagh Named UC Davis Nursing Dean

Jun 10, 2019

College of Nursing Dean Stephen J. Cavanagh has been appointed Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California (UC), Davis in Sacramento, California.

Cavanagh, who has served as Dean of the College of Nursing since 2011, will begin at UC Davis July 22.

Dr. Cynthia Jacelon Honored by Loomis Communities for Improving Lives of Older Adults

May 23, 2019

Cynthia Jacelon, PhD RN-BC, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing, was honored with The Loomis Communities’ Elvira Whiting Ball Award for Improving the Lives of Older Adults.

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