Sandra Mote is an Clinical Associate Professor in the Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing at UMass Lowell

Sandra Mote

Director of Simulation, Clinical Associate Professor

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
(978) 934-4746
HSS 361


Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Design and Lead Therapeutic Groups, Mental Health Care Promotion

Research Interests

Mental illness stigma reduction and mental health care promotion. Interprofessional education simulation training for health care professional students.

Factors that predict stigma among emergency nurses and physicians caring for behavioral health patients.


  • Other: Nursing Health Promotion, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Nursing with honors, (1999), Rivier College - Nashua NH
  • MS: Nursing with honors, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, (1999), Rivier College - Nashua NH
  • Other: Associates Degree in Nursing, (1986), Eastern New Mexico University - New Mexico
  • BFA: Major in Theatre,, (1983), Eastern New Mexico University - New Mexico
    Supporting Area: minors in music and dance

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Selected Presentations

  • Use of Standardized Patients to Teach Therapeutic Communication in Undergraduate Nursing Education - Eastern New England Research Society, 2015
  • Using theatre students as Standardized Patients in Undergraduate Nursing Education - UML Second Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, 2014
  • Psychiatric Simulation: Making it work in the Classroom - NEAPNA Conference, 2013 - Nashua, NH
  • Therapeutic Group Proposal and Implementation: A CNL practice innovation - Clinical Nurse Leader Summit, 2010 - San Diego, CA
  • Comunicacion Terapeutica, 2009 - Ceyala, Mexico
  • Updates in Psychopharmacology, 2009 - Hampstead Hospital Ground Rounds
  • Forest Pharmaceuticals "Psychotropic Drugs", 2007
  • "Interviewing psychiatric patients in a primary care setting", 2006
  • Profiles in Psychiatric Nursing, 1998

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • IRB # 14-049 Use of Standardized Patients in Nursing Fundamentals Education. (2014), Grant -
    Mote, S.
  • Use of Standardized Patients in Nursing Fundamentals Education (2013), Grant - College of Health Sciences
    Soroken, L., Laccetti, M., Mote, S., Young, D.J.
  • Developing a Successful Nursing Objective (2009), Sponsored Research -
    Mote, S., McWilliam, P. (Supporting)

Research Currently in Progress

  • Workforce Nursing Diversity Grant

    Planned grant proposal writing group
    Mote, S.