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Continuing Education

Job Stress: A Continuing Education Program for Today's Nurse

This online education program was developed by faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Departments of Work Environment, Nursing, and Community Health and Sustainability. 

The program consists of four learning modules, each 15-30 minutes in length, plus case studies and reference material. This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 4 contact hours. 

  • Introduction to Job Stress in Nursing
  • Stressors in the Healthcare Workplace 
  • The Impacts of Job Stress
  • Stress Prevention and Coping Strategies 

Begin the program by visiting the Modules page. 

Questions about the program should be directed to

For more information about job stress, its causes, consequences, and prevention strategies, please visit the CPH-NEW Stress@Work website.