The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Constance Flynn Receives AANP State Award for Excellence

Aug 8, 2022

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor Constance Flynn, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CARN-AP, who is the recipient of the  American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) Massachusetts State Award for Excellence.

Presented annually, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates in each state and honors recipients during the AANP National Conference. Established in 1991, the State Award for Excellence is given to an NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice and has shown efforts to advance the image, profile and visibility of NPs at the state level. 

Dr. Flynn received BS and MS degrees in Nursing from UMass Amherst and earned a DNP at UMass Lowell. She also completed Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study at UMass Boston. 

She joined the UMass Amherst nursing faculty in 2019 and teaches courses in the DNP, undergraduate Nursing Major and Accelerated BS in Nursing programs.

Dr. Flynn has extensive experience in nursing administration, education and advanced practice nursing. Prior to joining the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing faculty, she was a professor of nursing at Berkshire Community College for more than 25 years and held nursing leadership positions at Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Medical Center -- Hillcrest Hospital.