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 within the managed care system. 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

Betty D. Morgan, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BCAssociate Professor Emeritus, Nursing 
Ramraj Gautam, Ph.D.Lecturer, Nursing Social support, care giving, and mental health of older adults, quality of life of refugee/immigrant population
Valerie King, DNP FNP-BCClinical Assistant Professor, 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 
Kathy Patch, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BCVisiting Professor, School of 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 is in the areas of nursing administration, critical care, medical/surgical and maternity nursing.
Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BCAssistant Professor, NursingWomen’s Health
Yuan Zhang, Ph.D., R.N.Assistant Professor, NursingOccupational health, shift work and sleep health, health-care workforce.
Annette McDonough, Ph.D., RNAssistant Professor, NursingAdult/Pediatrics Critical Care and Trauma
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
Anya Peters, Ph.D., RN, CNEAssistant Professor, NursingCardiovascular / Cardiothoracic Nursing
Shellie Simons, Ph.D., RNAssociate Professor, Nursing 
Dorothy Brewin, Ph.D., CNM Assistant Professor , Nursing 
Margaret Knight, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BCAssociate Professor, Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Specialist, Mood and Psychotic Disorders, Nursing Workforce Diversity
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.
Lisa M. Abdallah, Ph.D, RN, CNEChair and Associate Professor, School of NursingGerontological Nursing, Long Term Care, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Barbara Mawn, RN, Ph.D.Professor, Director of the Ph.D. Program, Nursing 
Jennifer Wilber, MS, RNClinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator, RN-BS degree completion option, Nursing 
Tanya Coutu, MS, RNClinical Assistant Professor, Nursing 
May Futrell, Ph.D., FAAN, FGSAProfessor Emeritus, NursingInternationally renowned scholar and educator and a pioneer in the development of the gerontological nurse practitioner program.
Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSAProfessor; Interim Dean; Co-Director of CGRP & Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers, School of Nursing Gerontological and Geropsychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice 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.
Susan M. Reece, D.N.Sc., C.S., P.N.P.Professor Emeritus, NursingHealth promotion across the lifespan
Jacqueline S. Dowling, Ph.D., R.NProfessor, Director of Baccalaureate Program, Nursing 
Diana McAuliffe, MN, RNVisiting Faculty Lecturer, NursingPediatrics
Lea Dodge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCLecturer, NursingFamily practice, medical-surgical nursing, hemodialysis, wound care, infection control
Ainat Koren, Ph.D., RNAssociate Professor, Nursing, Center for Health Promotion & Research Reproductive Health, Pediatrics, & Program Evaluation
Laurie Soroken, MS, ANP, BCClinical Assistant Professor, NursingAdult Health, Medical Surgical Nursing
Kristen McDonald, RNVisting Instructor, NursingKristen McDonald did her student clinical experience as a women's health nurse practitioner.

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