University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

UMass Boston’s Department of Nursing graduates foster, maintain, and restore the health of individuals, families, and groups in a wide variety of settings, including homes, neighborhoods, and hospitals. Our comprehensive approach to education uniquely positions us to meet the very real health care needs of our city, state, and nation in several ways:

· Educating knowledgeable providers of skilled nursing care

· Analyzing and creating health policy

· Increasing the health of diverse urban populations

UMass Boston’s Department of Nursing faculty conduct important research on quality of life, health policy, and health care issues relating to urban populations. Our faculty also contribute to service projects at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

We are actively working with the Massachusetts Serious Illness Coalition Task Force on nursing curriculum for serious illness care. We support an active special interest group related to advance care planning. And, we have faculty representation in the national Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group.

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