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Diversity & Inclusion


The Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts 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 Graduate School of Nursing at UMass 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 GSN 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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    Ceremony recognizes volunteers as Worcester’s large-scale vaccination site closes its doors

    More than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered by more than 1,700 volunteers with UMass Medical School’s Vaccine Corps at the large-scale vaccination center at Worcester State University.

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  • Education News, Media

    Chancellor Collins to Class of 2021: ‘You are scientists, nurses and doctors at their best’

    The 48th annual UMass Medical School Commencement was held on Sunday, June 6, at Worcester State University following lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in recent weeks. Many graduates reflected on the unusual year in which they completed their studies.

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    Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Heather Lovelace reflects on honor of serving patients

    GSN class speaker Heather Lovelace, MS, FNP-BC, RN, will reflect on doors opened and lessons learned during her and classmates’ time as Doctor of Nursing Practice students at the 48th Commencement proceedings on Sunday, June 6.

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      Student Spotlight


      I wanted to study nursing as I’ve been grateful to work with some amazing nurses who care for patients and their families with compassion, dedication, and tremendous heart. That compassionate heart of nursing can impact patients in such a powerful way. I wanted to help contribute to that impact and I’m grateful as UMass Graduate School of Nursing gave me the opportunity to begin my own path in nursing.


      Brittany Carney

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      Student Spotlight


      Word of mouth initially drew me to UMMS, because of the focus on the needs of vulnerable populations locally and globally. The Graduate School of Nursing PhD program gives me tools to pursue research I’m passionate about - even if that changes now that I’m enrolled.


      Laura Curtis


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