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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation:

On May 28, 2015, CCNE announced that the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-graduate APRN Certificate Programs  have received the maximum  accreditation for 10 years from September 22, 2014 - June 30, 2025.  The CCNE Board determined that the program met all four accreditation standards and there are no compliance concerns with respect to the key elements. 

The Masters of Science in Nursing Program has a 10 year accreditation from 2010-2020.  The program met all four accreditation standards and there were no compliance concerns with respect to the key elements.  The mid-cycle report for this program was submitted to CCNE on June 1, 2015.






Please join us in congratulating Susan O'Hara Sullivan for successfully defending her dissertation, "Macrocognition in the Health Care Built environment (m-HCBE):  A Focused Ethnographic Study of 'Neighborhoods' in a  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit".


Donna Perry, Robin Klar, Susan O'Hara Sullivan,
Nancy Morris


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GSN Dean appointed to Gov. Baker’s special commission on opioid safe prescribing

Graduate School of Nursing Dean Joan Vitello, PhD, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as a member of his special commission to study the incorporation of safe and effective pain treatment and prescribing practices into professional training for future health care providers.

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UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing ranked #2 in Massachusetts by RegisteredNursing.org!

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The Associated Press highlights the great work UMass Medical has done to advance the opioid curriculum in response to the epidemic facing our country.  Read full article  view video

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