School of Nursing

The role of nurses has evolved, and today's nurses care for patients in community settings as well as in hospitals, attend to the needs of the growing number of older Americans, and work with diverse populations in a variety of health care settings.
UMass Lowell is a leader in shaping nursing education to meet the needs of the health care community of today, through excellence in the discovery, application, integration and dissemination of knowledge.

Meet Our Faculty

Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BCAssistant Professor, NursingWomen’s Health
Margaret Knight, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BCAssociate Professor, Nursing, Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Specialist, Mood and Psychotic Disorders, Nursing Workforce Diversity
Lisa M. Abdallah, Ph.D., RN, CNEChair and Associate Professor, School of NursingGerontological Nursing, Long Term Care, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Ainat Koren, Ph.D., RNAssociate Professor, Nursing, Center for Health Promotion & Research Reproductive Health, Pediatrics, & Program Evaluation
Yuan Zhang, Ph.D., R.N.Assistant Professor, NursingOccupational Health, Shift Work and Sleep Health, Health-care Workforce
Angela Nannini, Ph.D., FNP-C, FAANPAssociate Professor, NursingHealth Policy, Population Health, Women’s Health Across the Life Span, Health-care Workforce, Program Evaluation, Advanced Practice Nursing
Dorothy Brewin, Ph.D., CNM Assistant Professor , Nursing 
Lea Dodge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCLecturer, NursingFamily Practice, Medical-surgical Nursing, Hemodialysis, Wound Care, Infection Control
Annette McDonough, Ph.D., RNAssistant Professor, NursingAdult/Pediatrics Critical Care and Trauma
Kristen McDonald, MSN, RNVisting Faculty, NursingWomen's Health Nursing
Ramraj Gautam, Ph.D.Lecturer, Nursing Social Support, Care Giving, and Mental Health of Older Adults, Quality of Life of Refugee/Immigrant Population
Susan M. Reece, D.N.Sc., C.S., P.N.P.Professor Emerita, NursingHealth Promotion Across the Lifespan
Anya Peters, Ph.D., RN, CNEAssistant Professor, NursingCardiovascular / Cardiothoracic Nursing
Lori Keough, PhD, M.Ed, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor , School of Nursing Advanced Practice Nursing, Care of Children and Families, Adolescent Medicine, Health Disparities, Nursing Education, Curriculum Development and Evaluation 
Betty D. Morgan, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BCAssociate Professor Emerita, Nursing 
Jacqueline S. Dowling, Ph.D., R.NProfessor, Director of Baccalaureate Program, Nursing 
Jennifer Wilber, MS, RNClinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator, RN-BS degree completion option, Nursing 
Margaret Laccetti, Ph.D., RN, AOCN, ACHPNAssistant Professor, School of NursingOncology; Palliative Care, Pain Management, Education with Standardized Patients/Low Fidelity Simulation, New Graduate Nurse Residency Program Development, Leadership Development for Nurse Managers and Directors.
Laurie Soroken, MS, ANP-BCClinical Assistant Professor, NursingAdult Health, Medical Surgical Nursing
Prema Daniel, MSc, RN. MS AGPCNP-BCVisiting Lecturer, School of NursingAdult-Gerontological Nursing
May Futrell, Ph.D., FAAN, FGSAProfessor Emerita, Nursing, Center for Gerontology Research & PartnershipsSocial Gerontology, Gerontological Nursing
Karen Devereaux Melillo, Ph.D., ANP-C, FAANP, FGSAProfessor; Interim Dean; Director of Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships, School of Nursing 
Tanya Coutu, MS, RNClinical Assistant Professor, Nursing 
Sandra Mote, M.S., C.S., A.R.N.P.Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Design and Lead Therapeutic Groups, Mental Health Care Promotion
Diana McAuliffe, MN, RNVisiting Faculty Lecturer, NursingPediatrics
Shellie Simons, Ph.D., RNAssociate Professor, Nursing 
Kathy Patch, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BCVisiting Professor, School of Nursing 
Valerie King, DNP FNP-BCClinical Assistant Professor, MS NP Coordinator, Nursing 
Barbara Mawn, Ph.D., RNProfessor, Director of the Ph.D. Program, Nursing 
Geoffry Phillips McEnany, Ph.D., APRN, BCProfessor Emeritus, Nursing 
Celeste Tremblay, Ed.D., R.N., C.N.E.Clinical Associate Professor, Nursing  Clinical Expertise in the Areas of: Nursing Administration, Critical Care, Medical/Surgical and Maternity Nursing.

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