The College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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What’s Inside
            The Traditional Option and the Accelerated Option                              Dear Student,
            The Online RN-to-BS
                                                                                           Welcome to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In this brochure you will find
       5    THE BS PROGRAM IN EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCES                                 information about our well-established degree programs in nursing and in exercise and
            The Health Sciences Concentration                                              health sciences. We’ve also highlighted new programs that respond to educational trends,
            The Fitness Instruction and Management Concentration                           such as our accelerated BS option and online RN-BS for nursing undergraduates, our on-
            The Exercise Science Concentration                                             line DNP and accelerated BS–PhD nursing graduate programs, and the postdoctoral
                                                                                           fellowships we jointly sponsor with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
            The Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
                                                                                           By choosing us, you will benefit first and foremost from studying with our dedicated
            The Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration
                                                                                           faculty, who have distinguished themselves as innovators both in teaching and in multi-
            The Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration
                                                                                           disciplinary research. Their areas of focus include health disparities, cardiovascular health,
       8    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS                                                  health policy, cancer, obesity prevention, and achieving healthy lifestyles through physical
            The Post-Master’s Certificate Program for Family Nurse Practitioners           activity and nutrition.
            The Post-Master’s Certificate Program for Adult-Gerontological
                Nurse Practitioners                                                        Our comprehensive approach to education uniquely positions us to meet very real health-
            The Post-Master’s Certificate Program for Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse   care needs of our city, state, and nation by educating knowledgeable providers of skilled
                Specialists                                                                nursing care, building awareness of the benefits of exercise and fitness, analyzing and
            The Nurse Educator Certificate Program                                         creating health policy, and increasing the health and fitness of diverse urban populations. It
                                                                                           gives us pride to say that our college has become a model for similar programs nationwide.
       9    THE DNP PROGRAM
                                                                                           You will also benefit from our affiliations with more than 200 healthcare organizations,
       10   THE PHD PROGRAM
                                                                                           through which you can pursue internships and gain essential clinical experience. Our own
            The Health Policy Concentration
                                                                                           resources include two state-of-the-art facilities: the Center for Clinical Education and Re-
            The Population Health Concentration
                                                                                           search, in which you can learn from simulated clinical experiences; and GoKids Boston, an
                                                                                           education and research center that promotes fitness in urban children and their families.
            Post-Doctoral Fellowships
            Financial Support
                                                                                           During your time with us, we will guide you to opportunities for scholarships and financial
       12   THE FACULTY                                                                    aid, and give you knowledgeable advising as you prepare for your career. When you com-
                                                                                           plete your studies, you will be part of a group of highly sought-after alumni who assume
       13   HOW TO LEARN MORE                                                              leadership positions in all the Boston area’s world-renowned healthcare facilities.
            General Information and Application Materials
            Details About Specific Programs                                                Think about joining us!
            Undergraduate Nursing Information Sessions

                                                                                           Greer Glazer, Dean
                                                                                           College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    The BS                                                                                                                                              Our Plan for Success Program serves students through enhanced academic and social
                                                                                                                                                        support. Participating students design individualized learning strategies that address

    Program                                                                                                                                             issues, promote effective habits, capitalize on strengths, and maximize potential.

    in Nursing                                                                                                                                          If you join us, you will be mentored by a world renowned faculty,          Education Units at Brigham and Women’s, Mass General, Children’s
                                                                                                                                                        stellar in scholarly achievements, practice, and research. The college’s   Hospital, or Good Samaritan in Brockton, where patient care units
                                                                                                                                                        nursing faculty is at the forefront of reducing healthcare disparities,    have been transformed into optimal learning and teaching environ-

                                                                                                                                                        improving the quality of life, and informing health policy, by virtue of   ments specifically for UMass Boston nursing students through the
           hese baccalaureate degree programs prepare students for re-
                                                                                                                                                        its strength in combining scientific research, teaching, and profes-       collaborative efforts of staff nurses, unit leadership, nursing adminis-
           warding careers in professional nursing practice. The programs
                                                                                                                                                        sional and community service.                                              tration, and our own faculty. Or imagine yourself as part of a cohort of
           are designed for students with different levels of preparation:
                                                                                                                                                        You will also benefit immensely from clinical placements in Greater        racially and ethnically diverse students, who are supported in clinical
    •	 The traditional BS option is the right choice for you if you will                                                                                                                                                           leadership development through the Clinical Leadership Collabora-
                                                                                                                                                        Boston’s finest healthcare institutions, such as Brigham and Women’s
       enroll as a freshman or a transfer student.                                                                                                                                                                                 tive for Diversity in Nursing program that the college has developed
                                                                                                                                                        Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital,
    •	 The accelerated option of the traditional BS program, an intensive,                                                                              Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Boston Medi-              with Partners HealthCare.
       15-month-course of study, will be your best choice if you have already                                                                           cal Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the VA Medical Centers,         In addition, you will be intellectually stimulated in our state-of-the-art
       earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing.                                                                                        among many others.                                                         Center for Clinical Education and Research (CCER), where students
    •	 The online RN-BS is designed for you if you are a registered nurse                                                                               Our innovative academic service partnerships provide unmatched             develop important clinical reasoning skills through simulated clinical
       who wishes to pursue a baccalaureate degree.                                                                                                     opportunities for clinical education, collaboration, and leadership        experiences.

    Graduates of our BS program are well prepared for practice in almost                                                                                development. Imagine yourself learning in one of our Dedicated             Numerous opportunities for funding to support your studies are available.
    any healthcare specialty: acute care, adult, maternal-child, mental
    health, perioperative, community, rehabilitation, pediatric, geriatric,
    and long-term care nursing. Often a new graduate will find herself
    or himself working side by side with colleagues who are alumni of a
    UMass Boston BS program or who are enrolled in one of our master’s
    and doctoral programs.
    Our alumni are also fully prepared for study at the graduate level, and
    alumni of the standard and accelerated programs are eligible to take
                                                                                The Traditional Option                                                  Nana Braham, BS Class of 2012

    the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.           The BS program has a challenging and carefully organized plan
                                                                                of study that will provide a strong competitive advantage as you        “Nursing found me,” says Nana Braham. “The many kind and
                                                                                prepare for a successful career. Your education will be firmly          competent nurses I encountered while hospitalized in my
                                                                                based in the liberal arts and the social and biological sciences, and   childhood made me realize that one day I wanted to become
                                                                                culminate in an intensive study of the art and science of nurs-         a nurse.” Before coming to UMass Boston, Nana graduated
                                                                                ing in both its theoretical and clinical aspects. Class and clinical    from Roxbury Community College with an AA degree in
                                                                                assignments make the program highly time-intensive. Full-time           health careers. Since then she’s learned from simulation
                                                                                students beginning as freshmen can complete the program in four         education in UMass Boston’s CCER lab and from clinical
                                                                                academic years, a total of eight semesters. The sequence of clinical    experience in the Dedicated Education Unit at Massachusetts
                                                                                nursing courses requires a minimum of two and a half years of           General Hospital, which she describes as “an amazing hands-
                                                                                full-time study.                                                        on opportunity to be instructed in a clinical setting where
                                                                                                                                                        the ratio was two students to one nurse.” Now she’s gaining
                                                                                                                                                        additional clinical experience at Cambridge Health Alliance
                                                                                                                                                        and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is the proud mother
                                                                                                                                                        of twin daughters.

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                                                                              The Online RN-to-BS
                                                                              This program is ideal for practicing nurses because it:
                                                                              •	 offers	strong	individual	support	and	advising	from	application	
                                                                                                                                                   The BS Program in
                                                                                                                                                   Exercise and Health
                                                                                 through graduation,
                                                                              •	 builds	upon	existing	professional	nursing	knowledge	and	skills,
                                                                              •	 provides	close	faculty	interaction	with	outstanding	faculty,

                                                                              •	 reduces	commuting	time	to	virtually	zero,
                                                                              •	 lets	students	choose	study	times	that	fit	their	schedules,	and
                                                                              •	 leads	to	a	degree	from	a	highly	respected	provider	of	nursing	
                                                                                 education: UMass Boston.
                                                                              Designed for highly motivated registered nurses, this program
                                                                              maximizes accessibility and convenience. If you enroll in this
                                                                              program, you will complete most of your coursework online, in
                                                                              your workplace, or at home, but we will expect you to come to our
                                                                              campus several times to meet certain requirements. (If you live
    The Accelerated OptionION
                                                                              out of state, we may be able to make arrangements with you for              his program prepares students for rewarding careers in a
                                                                              completing these requirements off campus.)                                  variety of exciting health professions. Its highlights include a
    This option serves students who already have bachelor’s degrees                                                                                       dedicated and enthusiastic faculty, an innovative and flexible
    in fields other than nursing. If you enroll, you will join a cohort of    Once you begin the online courses, you will proceed through the
                                                                                                                                                   curriculum, and many opportunities for career development through
    fellow-students and pursue an intensive, full-time, fifteen-month         program in a cohort of fellow students for five semesters. Courses
                                                                                                                                                   a wide range of internship and directed research experiences.
    course of study that begins with a summer session. The curriculum         are taught during the summer, fall, and spring sessions. You can
                                                                              complete your non-nursing general education and elective require-    If you join the program, you will work with a nationally recognized
    conveniently combines online study with face-to-face classes. To
                                                                              ments at any time before graduation, and you can meet them with      faculty whose teaching, scientific research, and professional and com-
    be considered in the very competitive admission process, you must
                                                                              courses offered through UMass Boston’s University College, if        munity service have made the college a highly regarded leader in re-
    have completed all the prerequisite courses before the February 1
                                                                              available, or, with prior approval, through another accredited       ducing adverse health conditions associated with sedentary behavior,
    application deadline.
                                                                              college or university.                                               and in empowering people of all ages and walks of life to take charge
    The prerequisites include the following courses or their equiva-                                                                               of their own health and well-being. Our faculty researchers—often
    lents: Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 credits); Microbiology (4                                                                            joined by their students—explore such subjects as:
    credits); Statistics (3 credits); Growth and Development Through the
                                                                                                                                                   •	 obesity	prevention	and	treatment
    Lifespan (3 credits); Nutrition (3 credits); and either Introduction to
    Psychology or Introduction to Sociology (3 credits).                                                                                           •	 the	pathogenesis	of	obesity
                                                                                                                                                   •	 community	health	promotion                                             Professor Scott Crouter
                                                                                                                                                   •	 cardiovascular	disease	prevention
                                                                                                                                                   •	 cancer	prevention                                                      Professor Crouter’s research focuses on the measurement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of physical activity and energy expenditure in children
                                                                                                                                                   •	 physical	activity	in	persons	with	disabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and adults with such devices as accelerometers and
                                                                                                                                                   •	 physical	activity	measurement                                          pedometers. Much of his research takes place at GoKids
                                                                                                                                                   •	 nutrition                                                              Boston, where he is lead investigator on a National Insti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tutes of Health-funded project examining physical activ-
                                                                                                                                                   •	 interactive	technology	promoting	physical	activity	in	children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ity levels in children. He also directs the college’s exercise
                                                                                                                                                   The program’s innovative curriculum will give you a strong competi-       physiology lab and collaborates on various projects with
                                                                                                                                                   tive advantage as you prepare for a successful career in the expanding    other researchers in the United States and abroad. He
                                                                                                                                                   exercise and health sciences field. You can choose from three areas of    is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine,
                                                                                                                                                   concentration:                                                            serving on committees at the regional and national levels.
                                                                                                                                                   •	 Health	Science                                                         Professor Crouter earned his BS from Linfield College, his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MS from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and his
                                                                                                                                                   •	 Fitness	Instruction	and	Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PhD from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
                                                                                                                                                   •	 Exercise	Science

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                                                                              Exercise science and health sciences are                                 The MS Program in
                                                                              among the fastest-growing professions in
                                                                              the nation; not surprisingly, enrollment in
                                                                              the Exercise and Health Sciences Program
                                                                              has nearly tripled over the last few years.

                                                                                                                                                               his program attracts highly skilled and motivated baccalaureate-
                                                                                                                                                               prepared registered nurses with strong professional clinical
                                                                                                                                                               backgrounds. The program is distinct for its academic rigor,
                                                                              Special Features of the Program                                          rich clinical experiences coupled with on-site instruction, and promo-
                                                                                                                                                       tion of best practices. By joining our program, you will become part of
                                                                              Final-Semester Internships are part of the curriculum in every           an exceptionally diverse student and faculty community of nationally
                                                                              concentration, and provide unsurpassed practical experience to           recognized researchers, clinical nursing educators, and practitioners.
                                                                              enhance students’ professional qualifications. The program’s partner
                                                                              organizations, at which students pursue their internships, include       The 48-credit curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of working
                                                                                                                                                       nurses. Courses are offered both in the classroom and online, and
    Exercise and Health Sciences                                              teaching hospitals, research centers, athletics performance centers,
                                                                              worksite and public fitness centers, and health promotion programs.      students can enroll full time (graduating in two years) or part time
    Concentrations                                                            GoKids Boston is an on-campus center for research and educa-
                                                                                                                                                       (graduating in three to four years).
                                                                                                                                                       The college’s strong commitment to integrated learning approaches
    The Health Science Concentration prepares students for future ca-         tion using new technologies that appeal to young people (such as
                                                                                                                                                       has resulted in strong partnerships with some of the best healthcare
    reers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistance,    “Exergaming”) to serve diverse, low-income families by helping
                                                                                                                                                       organizations in the nation, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
    nursing, public health, nutrition, and other health professions.          children and adolescents recovering from, or at risk for, chronic
                                                                                                                                                       Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Massa-
                                                                              medical conditions achieve a physically active, healthy lifestyle that
    The Fitness Instruction and Management Concentration prepares                                                                                      chusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Boston Medical Center,
                                                                              promotes optimal well-being.
    students for careers in fitness center management, personal training,                                                                              Cambridge Health Alliance, and the VA Medical Centers, among many
    sports conditioning, worksite health promotion, or exercise-related       The Center for Clinical Education and Research houses a new              others. Our students’ clinical internships are in these centers of excel-
    businesses.                                                               laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and health sci-       lence in quality care, and many students enjoy employment in the
                                                                              ences equipment that offers a wide range of hands-on experiences.        same centers after graduation.
    The Exercise Science Concentration prepares students for careers
                                                                              Students can also work closely with faculty members on directed
    in physical-activity-related research, cardiac rehabilitation, clinical                                                                            Federal traineeships and graduate assistantships are available to
                                                                              research projects—ideal for students wishing to enhance their
    exercise physiology, or pediatric exercise, or for future post-graduate                                                                            eligible students. Graduates are eligible to take national certification
                                                                              qualifications for post-graduate study.
    exercise study.                                                                                                                                    exams and apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing (APN) in
                                                                                                                                                       their areas of concentration. We offer three APN concentrations:
                                                                                                                                                       •	 The Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration focuses chiefly on
                                                                                                                                                          the care of the family in primary and community settings. The cur-
                                                                                                                                                          riculum follows the National Task Force guidelines published by the
                                                                              Shawn Pedicini, BS Class of 2011
                                                                                                                                                          National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and
                                                                                                                                                          the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
                                                                              An unfortunate injury helped Shawn Pedicini realize that physical        •	 The Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration                Approximately 90% of the college’s
                                                                              therapy was a profession he could embrace for the rest of his life.         focuses on care of adults and older adults in ambulatory, commu-
                                                                              “Simply going through my therapy became the highlight of my day,            nity, and institutional settings. The curriculum follows NONPF and       graduates remain in the Boston area
                                                                              because I truly enjoyed watching the physical therapists interact           AACN guidelines.
                                                                              with their patients and make a beneficial impact in their lives,” he
                                                                                                                                                       •	 The Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and assume positions in the region’s
                                                                              says. A recipient of the Dr. Michael Foley Scholarship, Shawn is
                                                                                                                                                          tion focuses on acute or critical care of adults in multiple settings.
                                                                              studying for his BS in exercise and health sciences, concentrating in                                                                                world-renowned healthcare facilities.
                                                                                                                                                          The curriculum follows guidelines established by AACN and the
                                                                              health science. He’s worked with developmentally disabled children
                                                                                                                                                          American Nurses’ Credentialing Corporation (ANCC).
                                                                              at the Arc of East Middlesex, and he’s currently tutoring fellow-stu-
                                                                              dents and assisting Professor Scott Crouter in a research study. He
                                                                              plans to attend physical therapy graduate school in the fall.
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    Graduate Certificate                                                                                                                                   The DNP Program
    Programs                                                                                                                                                       •	 for Students with Master’s Degrees and Advanced Practice Certification

    Post-Master’s Programs                                                                                                                                           ur Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is designed to
                                                                                                                                                                     give experienced nurses the knowledge, skills, and judgment
    •	for	Family	Nurse	Practitioners
                                                                                                                                                                     competencies required for leading the way to the future of
    •	for	Adult-Gerontological	Nurse	Practitioners                                                                                                         clinical nursing and health care delivery systems. If you are a highly
    •	for	Acute/Critical	Care	Clinical	Nurse	                                                                                                              motivated certified advanced practice nurse (APN) with a strong
      Specialists                                                                                                                                          clinical professional background, demonstrated leadership abilities,
                                                                                                                                                           and scholarly accomplishments, our program will be right for you.

                                                                                                                                                           Its three-year, online, 39-credit curriculum offers core and specialty
        f you are an RN with a MS degree in nursing, you may be inter-
                                                                                                                                                           courses that build the competencies specified in “The Essentials of
        ested in one of these 12- or 21-credit primary care certificate
                                                                                                                                                           Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice,” published by the
        programs, which provide knowledge and clinical experience
                                                                                                                                                           AACN in 2006. It will provide a capstone educational experience that
    to prepare students for exams leading to national certification as
                                                                                                                                                           will challenge you, complete your academic foundation, and prepare
    gerontological nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, or clini-
                                                                                                                                                           you to be a clinician provider of expert care through systematic policy
    cal nurse specialists. The programs are designed for APNs who have
                                                                                                                                                           and procedure transformation.
    graduated from programs with insufficient numbers of clinical hours
    and/or required coursework, or those who are functioning in a role           The 12-Credit Clinical Nurse Specialist Option allows RNs with            Through our DNP program, you will learn how to analyze existing
    but need certification to gain state licensure recognition, credential-      MS degrees in nursing and preparation as clinical nurse specialists to    healthcare processes across a wide range of patient and provider
    ing, or prescribing privileges. Both prerequisite and required courses       acquire knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them for      populations, communities, and systems, always with an eye toward
    are offered online. Clinical experiences are by arrangement and              national certification exams. These exams are offered by the American     improving outcomes at all levels. The program integrates the critical
    contract with UMass Boston. Each graduate receives a certificate of          Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association           components of health systems leadership, policy development, and          Professor Suzanne Leveille
    post-master’s graduate education from the university.                        of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Other certification bodies offering       interdisciplinary collaborative teamwork to improve the quality of
                                                                                 CNS certification specialty exams include the Oncology Nursing Soci-      and access to health care for people and groups.
    The 12-Credit Nurse Practitioner Option is open to RNs with MS                                                                                                                                                                   Throughout her research career, Professor Leveille
    degrees in nursing and current national certification as family, adult,      ety and the Association of Orthopedic Nurses.                             As you advance through the curriculum in didactic coursework and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     has explored the course and consequences of dis-
    pediatric, or gerontological nurse practitioners. Those with women’s                                                                                   designed clinical internship experiences, you will benefit from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ability in the older population, as well as strategies
    health or acute care NP certifications will be considered individu-
    ally for admission by the program director. The requirements include
                                                                                 The Nurse Educator Program                                                guidance of our nationally and internationally distinguished faculty.
                                                                                                                                                           With the help of their knowledge and skills in education, research, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for promoting healthy aging. As an epidemiolo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     gist with a background in gerontological nursing,
    a maximum of 6 credits of didactic study and 6 credits of clinical           This 12-credit program serves graduate students, including practicing     the translation of theory into practice, you will further your under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     she currently focuses on the epidemiology of
    coursework, including 300 hours of supervised clinical practice with         nurses, who aspire to nurse educator roles. Admission requirements        standing and increase your ability to transform the state of healthcare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     chronic pain and its functional effects among older
    an NP or an MD in the primary care specialty selected.                       include an unrestricted RN license and a bachelor’s degree in nursing.    delivery and improve the health outcomes of your community of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     persons. She directs an NIH-funded study of the
                                                                                 Credits earned in this program may be transferable to other gradu-        patients through achievable changes in both policy and process. You
    The 21-Credit Option is open to RNs with MS degrees in nursing from                                                                                                                                                              relationship between chronic pain and fall risk
                                                                                 ate nursing programs, and certain courses in it meet requirements         will also have beneficial opportunities to collaborate with students in
    NLN- or CCNE-accredited programs. It requires 9 credits of didactic                                                                                                                                                              in the elderly, and she also conducts research at
                                                                                 of UMass Boston’s BS-to-PhD Program and Clinical Nurse Specialist         the college’s PhD and APN programs. Your wealth of experience will
    study and 12 credits of clinical coursework, including 600 hours of                                                                                                                                                              Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on ways to
                                                                                 Graduate Certificate Program. Completing the program will partially       enrich the learning of your colleagues and provide additional opportu-
    supervised clinical practice in either adult-gerontology area or in family                                                                                                                                                       empower patients through interventions using in-
                                                                                 fulfill eligibility requirements for nurse educator certification (CNE)   nities for our faculty to apply theory and practice to your context.
    practice including adults, pediatrics, and obstetrics.                                                                                                                                                                           ternet portals—for example, by enhancing patient-
                                                                                 by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
                                                                                                                                                           This is your opportunity to leap ahead of the professional competency     provider communication about chronic conditions.
                                                                                                                                                           curve, earn your doctorate with an outstanding faculty while you con-     Together with colleagues in the US and abroad, she
                                                                                                                                                           tinue your career, and join a community of nursing practice leaders       continues to investigate new approaches to the
                                                                                                                                                           who are creating the future of nursing. We encourage you to contact       self-management of chronic conditions. Professor
                                                                                                                                                           the program directors for more information (call 617.287.7482).           Leveille is the winner of the 2011 John A. Hartford
                                                             Our college is engaged in many novel projects that have                                                                                                                 Geriatric Research Award of the Eastern Nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Research Society. She earned her PhD from the
                                                             the potential to become national models for innovative                                                                                                                  University of Washington.

                                                             academic service partnerships.
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     The PhD Program in                                                                                                                           lifespan. This research is supported by federal funding from such
                                                                                                                                                  agencies as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and
                                                                                                                                                  the National Institutes of Health, and also by foundation and state
                                                                                                                                                  funding sources such as the American Cancer Society, the Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Post-Doctoral Fellowships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The new Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, jointly sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          college and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, uniquely focuses

                                                                                                                                                  Wood Johnson Foundation, the UMass Life Sciences Moment                 on oncology care, research, health disparities, and health policy. It
                                                                                                                                                  Fund, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.                responds to the national need for highly skilled, diverse nursing faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and researchers committed to better understanding and addressing
                                                                                                                                                  As a PhD student, you will be able to participate with faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cancer health disparities. Fellows may complete the program in two
                                                                                                                                                  members in research and service projects at the local, state,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          consecutive years in Boston (the traditional option) or attend for three
             •	 for	Students	with	Bachelor’s	or	Master’s	Degrees                                                                                  regional, national, or international level. You will also have many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          months each summer for three years while also working on a research
                                                                                                                                                  opportunities for dialogue with visiting scholars, thus becoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          project at a home institution and visiting Boston for one week each
                                                                                                                                                  acquainted with major national figures in the fields of health policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          semester in the second and third years (the summer option). The
                                                                                                                                                  and population health.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          program involves educational training, research training, and profes-

            his program focuses on the intersection of nursing, health policy,                                                                                                                                            sional development training. Each fellow is eligible for a yearly stipend
            and population health, and prepares its graduates for leadership
            roles as policy analysts, researchers, and educators who
                                                                                                                                                  Partnerships                                                            to cover all expenses associated with the fellowship, as well as support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for attending one conference per academic year.
                                                                                                                                                  Among the college’s many relationships with healthcare organiza-
       •	 analyze	the	historical,	sociological,	economic,	political,	and	
                                                                                                                                                  tions is a thriving strategic partnership with the Dana-Farber/
          nursing aspects of population health problems and existing or
                                                                                                                                                  Harvard Cancer Center in Boston. One outcome of the partnership         Financial Support
          proposed health policies;
                                                                                                                                                  is an accelerated BS-to-PhD program through which students,             PhD students are eligible for university research assistantships;
       •	 evaluate	and	critique	health	policies	that	influence	access	to	                                                                         especially underrepresented minority PhD students, receive training     federal-government-funded scholarships, loans, and professional
          healthcare services, and the quality and cost of these services;                                                                        and mentorship focused on health-policy-targeted nursing care and       traineeship grants; and competitive scholarships or grant funding
       •	 conduct	theory-guided	qualitative,	quantitative,	and	mixed-                                                                             health disparities. Our partnerships with other academic units—such     from Sigma Theta Tau (the international honor society of nursing) and
          methods research that advances knowledge of population health                                                                           as UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global        other professional societies and clinical agencies. Our students have
          problems and health policies, and informs innovative solutions; and                                                                     Studies, other University of Massachusetts nursing PhD programs,        also received pre-doctoral grants such as the R36 Dissertation Grant
                                                                                                                                                  the Harvard School of Public Health, and George Mason Univer-           Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; awards
       •	 influence	the	development	of	health	policies,	and	innovative	solu-
                                                                                                                                                  sity’s Washington Health Policy Institute in Washington, DC—give        from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the
          tions to population health problems, at local, state, national and
                                                                                                                                                  students significant access to multidisciplinary learning opportuni-    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, and the Tufts Health
          international levels.
                                                                                                                                                  ties. And many of our students are interns at the Massachusetts State   Plan Foundation Nurse Scholars Program; and the Brenda Cherry
     The program offers concentrations in health policy and population                                                                            House, working on legislation.                                          Award from Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.
     health. It attracts a remarkable range of students, from recent gradu-
     ates of accredited BS nursing programs to experienced nurses with
     master’s degrees. They come from many healthcare settings and vary
     widely in years of experience, and in social, cultural, and economic
     background. When you enroll, your curriculum will involve either 87
     credits (if you begin a with BS degree) or 60 credits (if you have your
                                                                                 Maryum Kazmi, PhD Class ol 2O12
     MS). However you begin, you will work closely with faculty members
     dedicated to developing your professional and intellectual interests
     and leadership competencies as mentors, teachers, advisors, and             Maryum Kazmi is a third-year student in the college’s
     members of dissertation committees.                                         BS-to-PhD program and a staff nurse at the Dana-Farber
                                                                                 Cancer Institute in Boston. Before entering the PhD
     Research Interests and                                                      program, Maryum worked in the medical oncology group
                                                                                 at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut; she is
     Opportunities                                                               originally from Lahore, Pakistan. Her research focuses on the
     Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars and      environmental causes and financial management of hemato-
     policy experts conducting research that guides and informs health           logical cancers in patients. Currently, she is also working as
     policy as it affects both individuals and populations. Their work focuses   a graduate assistant with Professor Carol Hall Ellenbecker
     on healthcare delivery systems; quality, cost, and access to care; policy   on a project designed to evaluate BS-to-PhD nursing pro-
     development, implementation, and evaluation; health disparities; and        grams across the United States. She is a member of Phi Beta
     prevention and management of chronic conditions—such as obesity,            Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars, and the
     cardiovascular disease, and cancer—in diverse populations across the        Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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     Faculty                                                                                                                                                                        HOw tO LEARn MORE
                                                                                                                                                                                    For general information and application materials visit,        To learn more about our undergraduate programs, we highly
     The college’s full-time faculty members are listed below, with brief descriptions of their areas of specialization.                                                            call, or write:                                                 recommend attending an information session.
                                                                                                                                                                                    •                          •	The	college	holds	sessions	about	the	traditional	BS	nursing	
     Carol Allen, RN • MS, University of Massachusetts Boston • Family Clinical Special-   Haeok Lee, RN •DNSc, University of California, San Francisco • Health Disparities;
                                                                                           Cancer Prevention; Spirituality                                                          •	617.287.6000                                                    option and the BS program in exercise and health sciences on
     ist Education; Pediatrics; Online Education
                                                                                                                                                                                    •	Enrollment	Information	Services                                 the second Wednesday of each month, October through May.
     Mary Aruda, RN, PNP-BC, FNP-C • PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell • Health      Suzanne Leveille, RN • PhD, University of Washington • Epidemiology of Aging and
                                                                                           Disability; Gerontological Nursing; Research Methods                                       University of Massachusetts Boston
     Promotion Over Lifespan; Adolescent Health and Sexuality; Families and Children                                                                                                                                                                •	There	are	also	sessions	that	focus	on	the	online	RN-to-BS	
     with Special Health Care Needs and Lupus                                                                                                                                         100 Morrissey Boulevard
                                                                                           Deborah Lind Mahony, RN, PNP-BC • SD, Harvard School of Public Health • Primary                                                                            and the accelerated nursing BS option.
                                                                                           Care of Children; Nursing Ethics                                                         	 Boston,	MA		02125-3393
     Sarah Camhi, PhD, University of Maryland • Physical Activity; Obesity and Cardio-
     metabolic Health                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •	To	learn	specific	dates	or	to	register	for	a	session,	visit	
                                                                                           Margaret McAllister, RN, FAANP FNP-BC • PhD, Northeastern University • Primary
                                                                                                                           ,                                                        or
     Sheila Jones Cannon, APRN-PMH, BC • PhD, Hampton University • Psychiatric             Care Nurse Practitioner Education; Health Policy; Quality Improvement; Dermatology
     Mental Health; Caregiving and Cancer Care; Racial Health Disparities                  Kyle McInnis, FACSM, •ScD, Boston University • Adult and Children’s Fitness;             •	617.287.6400
     Brenda S. Cherry (Emeritus), PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln • Pediatric       Chronic Disease Prevention; Exercise and Cardiovascular Risk                                                                                             To learn more about the MS, certificate, and DNP programs in
     Nursing; Nursing Administration                                                       Laurie Milliken, FACSM • PhD, University of Arizona • Body Composition Assess-                                                                           nursing, we highly recommend attending an information session.
                                                                                                                                                                                    •	Graduate	Admissions
     Jane Cloutterbuck, RN • PhD, Brandeis University •Gerontology; Community Health       ment; Obesity Prevention; Obesity Treatment                                                                                                              •	Sessions	are	normally	held	on	the	third	Wednesday	of	every	
                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Massachusetts Boston
     Nursing; Health Policy; Minority Research                                             JoAnn Mulready-Shick, RN, CNE • EdD, University of Massachusetts Boston • Higher           100 Morrissey Boulevard                                         month	at	the	college	from	4:30	to	6:00pm.	Please	call	
     Dana Commesso • MA, University of Connecticut • Behavioral Health; Health Pro-        Education; Nursing Diversity and Student Success; Clinical Education Innovation                                                                            617.287.7482	for	more	information	and	to	register.	
                                                                                                                                                                                    	 Boston,	MA		02125-3393
     motion; Training for Performance                                                      Mario Munoz • MS, Northern Michigan University-Marquette • Physical Activity
     Mary Cooley, RN •PhD, University of Pennsylvania • Cancer Symptom Management;         Measurement; Research Methods; Childhood Obesity in Hispanic Populations;                                                                                To learn more about the PhD Program in Nursing, please follow
                                                                                                                                                                                    For details about specific programs:
     Smoking Cessation Interventions                                                       Motor Coordination Problems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the instructions below:
     Marilyn Crane, CNM • DNP Case Western Reserve University • Genetics and Genomics
                             ,                                                             Victoria K. Palmer-Erbs, RN, PMHCNS, BC• PhD, Boston University • Community-             explore these areas of our website
                                                                                           Mental Health Nursing; Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Motivational Interviewing;      •	All	academic	programs:              •	The	program	hosts	an	open	house	every	fall,	and	we	encour-
     Scott Crouter, FACSM • PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville • Measurement of
                                                                                           Tobacco Use Issues; IRB Ethics                                                           •	The	Center	for	Clinical	Education	and	Research:	                age you to attend. We also strongly recommend an interview
     Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure; Accelerometers and Pedometers
                                                                                           Kathleen Polley, RN, • MSN, Simmons College • Pediatric Oncology and Bone Mar-                                              with the program director. To schedule an appointment or
     Karen Dick, GNP-BC, FAANP •PhD, University of Rhode Island • Gerontological
                                                                                           row Transplantation; Professional Issues in Nursing                                      •	GoKids	Boston:                            obtain	more	information,	email
     Nurse Practitioner Education; Home Care; Hospitalized Elderly
                                                                                           Amy Rex-Smith, RN, ACNS, BC • DNSc, University of California, Los Angeles • Acute        •	Harbor	Reflections,	the	college	newsletter:	
     Linda G. Dumas, RN, ANP-BC • PhD, Boston University • Sociology; Urban Com-
                                                                                           Care; Critical Care Nursing; Spirituality and Health                             	
     munity; Geriatrics/Long Term Care; Workforce Diversity
                                                                                           Esther Seibold, RN • DNSc, Yale University • Pediatric Nursing; School Health;           •	Scholarship	opportunities:
     Joyce K. Edmonds, RN, MPH • PhD, Emory University • Maternal Decision Making;
                                                                                           Mental Health Services                                                                   •	The	Nursing	Scholars	Program:
     Social Networks; Utilization of Health Services
                                                                                           Lisa Kennedy-Sheldon, APRN-BC, AOCNP • PhD, University of Utah • Oncology Care;          •	Partnerships	with	other	organizations:
     Carol Hall Ellenbecker, RN • PhD, Brandeis University • Nursing Research; Com-
                                                                                           Patient-Provider Communication; Global Health                                    	
     munity Health Nursing; Health Policy
                                                                                           Ling Shi • PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health • Child Health;         •	Faculty	profiles:	
     Jacqueline Fawcett, RN, FAAN • PhD, New York University • Nursing Theory; Parent-
     Child Nursing
                                                                                           Heidi Stanish • PhD, Oregon State University • Adapted Physical Activity                                                                                     The BS and MS programs in nursing of the University of Mas-
     Janice Foust, RN • PhD, University of Pennsylvania • Post-hospital Medication                                                                                                                                                                      sachusetts Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences are
     Management; Home Health Care                                                          Eileen M. Stuart-Shor, APRN, FAHA, FAAN • PhD, University of Massachusetts
                                                                                           Boston • Cardiovascular/Metabolic Primary and Secondary Prevention Interven-                                                                                 accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
     Greer Glazer, RN, CNP FAAN • PhD, Case Western Reserve University • Domestic
                          ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530,Washington, DC 20036,
     Violence Education; Women’s Health; Substance Abuse Prevention; Academic
                                                                                           tions; Disparities and Vulnerable Populations; Global Health
                                                                                           Judith Healey Walsh • MS, Boston College • Community Health Nursing; Simulation;
                                                                                                                                                                                    APPLICAtIOn DEADLInES                                               202.887.6791. The BS programs are also approved by the
     Service Partnerships
                                                                                           Diverse Learners and Student Success                                                                                                                         Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) of the Commonwealth
     Laura L. Hayman, RN, FAHA, FAAN • PhD, University of Pennsylvania • Child and Ado-                                                                                             For	College	of	Nursing	and	Health	Sciences	programs,	the	           of Massachusetts. The BS and MS programs in nursing were
     lescent Health; Childhood Obesity; Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease       Debra Wein, RD, LDN • MS, Columbia University • Nutritional Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                    application deadlines vary from program to program. Be sure         reviewed in spring 2011. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
     Mary Ellen Jagelski, RNC, CNS, WHNP-BC • MS, Boston College • Maternity and           Jessica Whiteley • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University • Clinical   to	check	the	deadline	for	any	program	you	are	interested	in.	       Program, inaugurated in fall 2008, received its initial review in
     Women’s Health                                                                        Health Psychology; Health Promotion Interventions
                                                                                                                                                                                    Current	information	is	available	at:                                spring 2011. The PhD program in nursing is subject to rigor-
     Emily Jones, RNC-OB • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham • Prevention of        Jean Wiecha • PhD, Tufts University • Childhood Obesity Prevention; Community                                                                                ous Academic Quality Assessment and Development (AQUAD)
                                                                                           Based Research; Nutrition                                                                •	
     Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease                                                                                                                                                                                                         summative self-assessment review performed by national experts
                                                                                                                                                                                      (for undergraduate programs)
     Kathleen W. Kafel, RN • MS, University of Massachusetts Boston • Medical-Surgical     Marion E. Winfrey, RN • EdD, Vanderbilt University • Acute Care; Critical Care Nurs-                                                                         every seven years; its current accreditation is through the univer-
     Adult Health Nursing; Innovative Methods of Clinical Education                        ing; Academic Service Partnerships                                                       •	                   sity’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools
     Sheryl LaCoursiere, FNP-BC, APRN • PhD, University of Connecticut • Informatics;      Julie A. Wright • PhD, University of Rhode Island • Computer-assisted Self-care            (for graduate programs)                                           and Colleges (NEASC). The Exercise and Health Sciences
     Telehealth; Family Advanced Practice; Chronic Illness                                 Interventions; Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment                                                                                                    Program is an active member of the New England chapter of the
                                                                                           Tongjian You, FACSM, FTOS • PhD, University of North Carolina • Metabolic and                                                                                American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM).
                                                                                           Physical Dysfunctions Associated with Obesity and Aging; Adaptations to Diet and


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