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"Slow Down and Look--Do you see what I see?"
(Photo:  Left to right Cristian Stefan MD, Terri Reed PhD, APN-BC, James Welu PhD)

The Art of Observation: Critical Skills for Health Care Professions was held Wednesday Night 3-25-15 at UMass Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing, hosted by Sigma Theta Tau Iota Phi Chapter-at-Large.  Over 90 nursing students, faculty and iota phi members attended the program which was designed to improve visual literacy and diagnostic skills.  Dr.'s Welu and Stefan have collaborated locally, nationally and internationally to promote the teaching of observation skills as part of a well-rounded education in the health care professions.  Terri Reed is a UMass GSN Alumni ('97, '05) is the catalyst that brought this program to the sigma leadership. It was a stimulating and thoughtful event!

GSN Alumni Breakfast
A packed room of faculty, alumni, family and friends applauded the 68 members of the Graduate School of Nursing’s Class of 2014 at the pre-commencement Alumni Breakfast on Friday, May 30. Two new awards were presented this year, in addition to the annual slate of recognitions. The Lynne Foster Davidson Scholarship was awarded to master’s student Tanya Swiderski, RN. A special, one-time award was presented by students to GSN faculty Dawn Carpenter, DNP, assistant professor of nursing, and Johnny Isenberg, MS, RN, for establishing the new critical care sub-track.

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Commencement 2014
Under sunny skies, 227 graduates of UMass Worcester marked a milestone in their long educational journey on Sunday, June 1, as they marched across the stage in front of faculty, family members and friends to proudly accept their degrees. U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, who received a Chancellor’s Medal and delivered the Commencement address, used the opportunity to call for more National Institutes of Health funding to sustain the remarkable medical research advances that are saving lives and helping people live longer. Visit the Commencement 2014 website to read the complete article and view photos.

Boston Marathon runner Hannah Wiberg:
Proud to be part of something greater than just a road race
A longtime triathlete, Hannah Wiberg (GSN Class of 2015) had not given much thought to running a marathon. Yet, when she was asked to be part of the University of Massachusetts system's team that honors the memory of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, she didn't hesitate. Read the complete article on

Nurse Practitioner Council Awards

The 2013 UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurse Practitioner Council Awards held on November 21, 2013 at the Albert Sherman Center at UMass Medical School recognized three UMass Worcester Graduate Nursing Students. NP Leadership: Mary Sullivan, DNP, RN,ANP-BC; NP Exemplar: Dianne Carter, MS, APN-BC, and Vinetta McCann, DNP, RN, ANP-BC. UMMMC Chief Nursing Officer, Diane Thompson was the invited speaker at this event who presented on the “Future of Nursing”. Read the complete article.

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