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Diversity & Inclusion

 

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at the UMass Chan Medical School is a dynamic academic community where staff, students and faculty come together to advance the mission of preparing nurse scientists, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders who will improve the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

 

Our community of scholars, educators and learners strive to promote human dignity in all our endeavors. We acknowledge that to truly promote human dignity, we must recognize all dimensions of diversity and appreciate openness to differences in attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. We strive to interact with difference around and among us with respect, kindness and trust. We believe in compassion and integrity. We hope that all our relationships are strengthened through our desires and actions to fully recognize, understand and make use of the contributions of others. We value excellence and strive to build our community so that all individuals and groups can reach their highest potential.

 

A Message from the Dean

 

As the Dean of the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Chan Medical School I am honored to join a distinguished faculty whose vision of creating a community of health, discovery and human dignity speaks to its devotion to improving the health and well-being of people through research and scholarship, while preserving the dignity of those that they care for.

 

The mission of the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing is to prepare nurse scientists, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders who together will improve the health care of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

 

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    Elizabeth Osa-Agbontaen represents UMass Chan students on UMass Board of Trustees

    Elizabeth Osa-Agbontaen, RN, plans to celebrate unity and community as UMass Chan Medical School’s student representative on the UMass Board of Trustees. Her scholarly work focuses on mitigating Black maternal health mortalities.  

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  • New education and research building unveiled; honorary degree awarded to WHO Director-General

    New education and research building unveiled; honorary degree awarded to WHO Director-General

    UMass Chan leaders and invited dignitaries cut the ribbon on the new education and research building, as WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, received an honorary degree and delivered the keynote address.  

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  • Video: Watch special moments from UMass Chan’s 51st Commencement

    Video: Watch special moments from UMass Chan’s 51st Commencement

    Students, faculty and special guests share the spotlight in this video of joyful moments from Sunday’s 51st Commencement at UMass Chan Medical School.  

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    Student Spotlight

     

    Melanie pivoted from teaching ballet and working as a per-diem secretary at Heywood Hospital in Gardner to enrolling in the Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) program in the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Chan Medical School.

    As she got to know her secretarial position and the health care setting, she became more interested in what she could do on the other side of the desk. She found nursing compelling because it challenges her to think critically about everything she does.  She is excited to join the profession and wants to become a nurse practitioner in an intensive care unit.

     

    Melanie Ostiguy
    DNP Student

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    Student Spotlight

     

    As an ICU nurse working through the most challenging pandemic peak, I realized how nursing philosophy could interplay with bedside nursing. I surprised myself with how specific nursing theories and philosophies connect with better patient outcomes. The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing faculty's wealth of knowledge is outstanding and will support/guide students in their area of research interests to obtain a student’s goal of a PhD. 

     

    William Mar
    PhD Student

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