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Faculty Orientation August 28, 2012. Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSA Professor and Chair. Welcome to and Introduction of New Faculty. Mary Aruda, PhD, FNP-BC, PNP-BC Clinical Associate Professor Diana McAuliffe, MS, RN Visiting Faculty Anya Peters, PhD, RN

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Faculty orientation august 28 2012

Faculty OrientationAugust 28, 2012

Karen Devereaux Melillo,

PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSAProfessor and Chair


Welcome to and introduction of new faculty

Welcome to and Introduction of New Faculty

  • Mary Aruda, PhD, FNP-BC, PNP-BC

    • Clinical Associate Professor

  • Diana McAuliffe, MS, RN

    • Visiting Faculty

  • Anya Peters, PhD, RN

    • Visiting Faculty


Faculty mentor assignments

Faculty Mentor Assignments

  • Dr. Val King -

    • With Mary Aruda

  • Dr. Shellie Simons -

    • With Anya Peters

  • Dr. Ainat Koren -

    • With Diana McAuliffe


Academic program offerings

Academic Program Offerings

  • PhD in Nursing, HP Focus (since 1996)

  • DNP, post-MS (since Fall 2009)

  • MS

    • Adult-Gerontological NP

    • Family NP

    • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health NP/CNS

  • Graduate Certificates

    • Palliative and End-of-Life Nursing Care

    • Geropsychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    • Gerontological Nursing (hold on admissions 2012)

    • Nursing Education Certificates

    • Post-MS APMH CNS/NP

    • Sleep

  • RN-BS

  • BS


New administrative role function updates

New Administrative Role Function Updates

  • Dr. Barbara Mawn

    • Graduate Coordinator (PhD program)

    • PhD Program Director

  • Dr. Mary Aruda

    • Coordinator, MS/DNP and Graduate Certificate Academic Programs

  • Dr. Val King

    • Graduate Coordinator (MS/DNP and Graduate Certificate, Pre-Entry)


Faculty returning

Lisa Abdallah

Darcie Brewin (Fall Sabb)

Tanya Coutu

Lea Dodge

Jacqueline Dowling

Heidi Fantasia

Beth Gentleman

Val King

Peggy Knight

Ainat Koren

Barbara Mawn

Amy McCarron

Annette McDonough

Sandra Mote

Geoff Phillips McEnany

Karen Devereaux Melillo

Betty Morgan

Angela Nannini

Shellie Simons

Laurie Soroken

Celeste Tremblay

Deb Van Etten

Jennifer Wilber

Faculty Returning


Research professor and post doctoral fellow

Research Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • DiJon Fasoli, PhD, RN, Research Professor (Bedford VA, Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research [CHQOER])

  • Penny Liu, PhD, RN, Post-Doc Fellow with Dr. Angela Nannini


Welcome to pt adjunct faculty new

Welcome to PT Adjunct Faculty - New

  • Diane McAleer

    • (covering Dr. Ainat Koren’s Reduced Load)

  • Stephanie Rondeau

  • Kristina Wickman

    Clinical Adjunct Faculty/”Practicum Supervisors” with FOR Submitting Grades


Teaching assistants

Teaching Assistants

  • Laura Mezynski

  • Everline Osanya

  • Prema Daniel (1/2-time)


Special thanks to our key administrative support staff

Special Thanks to Our Key Administrative Support Staff!

  • Responsibilities for faculty-related work assignments will continue to be communicated primarily through the Directors/Coordinators of the various academic programs, and the Chair as well as Chairs of Standing Committees, to Pauline Beaulieu

  • Student Affairs issues are communicated as well through Chair, Directors, and Chairs of Standing Committees, to Maureen Martin

  • Half-time office assistant, Laura Hajjar, role split between Maureen Martin and Arline El-Ashkar

  • Proposal before Provost for FT Administrative Assistant


Bring diversity to nursing bdn hrsa and mdph

Bring Diversity to Nursing (BDN) – HRSA and MDPH

  • 2012-2015 U.S. HRSA Funding,

    • Nursing Workforce Development grant

  • 2012-2014 Mass. DPH,

    • Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development

  • BDN Project Staff:

    • Coordinator of Diversity Support Services, Djwan Scott (2012 MS A-GNP graduate

      • Job share with TBD Co-Coordinator

    • Stephanie Lane, MSW, Project Administrator

      • Program Manager position actively interviewing


Dnps caring for the underserved after ma health care reform

DNPs Caring for the Underserved after MA Health Care Reform

  • HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Grant, 2010-2013

  • Dr. Susan Houde, Principal Investigator, Dr. Angela Nannini, Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Karen Devereaux Melillo, Co-Investigator

  • Maria Halepis, Project Manager


Umass lowell d youville transitional care dedicated education unit partnership

UMass Lowell-D’Youville Transitional Care Dedicated Education Unit Partnership

  • Mass. Department of Higher Education, Nursing and Allied Health Initiative – Nursing Education Redesign Grant, 2011-12, $50,000

  • Goal: Enhance Faculty, Student and Staff Education and Opportunities in LTC

  • Drs. Melillo, Abdallah, Dowling, Remington and Shellman

  • Lea Dodge, Clinical Faculty of Record


History of umass lowell

University of Massachusetts Lowell - 1991

History of UMass Lowell

  • Lowell State College Lowell Technological Institute

University of Lowell - 1975


Department of nursing mission

Department of Nursing Mission

Department of Nursing Vision

To be a center for nursing excellence in nursing education, research, and community service.

Educate students, advance knowledge and provide service to the University, the profession and the community through excellence in the discovery, application, integration and dissemination of knowledge. The health promotion needs of individuals, families, groups and communities are emphasized.


Student enrollment and updates n 685 students 8 22 12

Student Enrollment and Updates (n=685 students) 8-22-12

  • PhD Program (n=22)

    • Dr. Barbara Mawn, Director

  • DNP and MS Programs (and Graduate Certificates) – KDM Reporting

    • 18 DNP students

    • 96 MS students

      • FNP (n=52); A-GNP (n=28); PMH (n=16)

    • 56 Graduate Certificate students

  • BS Program (n=427)

    • Dr. Jacqueline Dowling, Director;

      • Coordinator of RN-BS Degree Completion option, Jennifer Wilber (n=66)


Faculty orientation august 28 2012

Freshmen to Sophomore Retention Rates

School of Health and Environment (UML, IR, 2011)


Departmental meetings

Departmental Meetings

  • 1st Tuesday of the month,

    • 1:00-3:00

    • Baccalaureate Program Committee

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, Graduate Programs

    • 1:00-2:30 DNP/MS Committee

    • 2:30-3:00 PhD/DNP/MS/Grad Certificates

    • 3:00-4:30 PhD Program Committee

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month,

    • Individual program Curriculum/Subcommittees

  • 4th Tuesday of the month,

    • 1:00-3:00

    • Full Departmental Meeting, O’Leary 540S


Faculty expectations

Faculty Expectations

  • Posted Office Hours –

    • 3 hours on 2 different days (5 hours during pre-registration early November/April)

  • Meet with Chair/Associate Chair

    • To discuss goals for the academic year (October through mid-November)

    • SHE Reduced Load TT Faculty (10-12)

  • Sign up with choice of 2 dates/times for Chair/Assc Chair evaluation of teaching

    • (either classroom or clinical; posted outside O’Leary 540Q door)


  • Chair office hours fall 2012

    Chair Office Hours, Fall 2012

    • Tuesday, 11:00-12:00

    • Thursday, 1:00-2:00; 5:00-6:00

    • Other hours – available by appointment

      • Late afternoon/early evening preferable

    • O’Leary 540Q


    Welcome to uml

    Welcome to UML

    • Best wishes for a productive and rewarding academic career!


    Books authored in 2011

    Books Authored in 2011


    Hoff l a morgan b

    Hoff, L.A. & Morgan, B.


    Melillo k d houde s c 2011 ajn book of the year award

    Melillo, K.D. & Houde, S.C. 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award


    Redeker n phillips mcenany g 2011 ajn book of the year award

    Redeker, N. & Phillips McEnany, G., 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award


    Health and social science building dec jan 2012 13

    Health and Social Science Building – Dec/Jan 2012-13

    *4 stories high

    *69,000 gross square feet

    *7 classrooms

    *16 seminar/project rooms 

    *8 conference room

    • 72 faculty offices

    • Pauline Beaulieu, Departmental Move Coordinator


    Greetings and welcome to all

    Greetings and Welcome to All!

    • Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable academic year!


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