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Surprise Fees Leave UMass Lowell Nursing Students Stressed and Scrambling

Surprise Fees Leave UMass Lowell Nursing Students Stressed and Scrambling

(Photo courtesy of UML) “Hand grabs flying money.” Eric Schultz Connector Editor On February 7, UMass Lowell undergraduate nursing students were informed of a new $792 ATI Complete Package fee with little warning. They were officially informed of the new February 29 deadline (now April 1) of said fee for continuing access to Assessment Technologies

Visionary leader steps to the helm for UMass Lowell Nursing

(Brigid Archibald/ Connector) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan continues her listening tour into her second month as the new Dean of Solomont School of Nursing and the Vice Dean of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. She hopes to learn about the needs of the program from her staff and students. Previously, Neal-Boylan

Administrators reflect on HESI policy, plan for student success in nursing program

Since repealing the “850 rule,” the School of Nursing is meeting with students who were dismissed from the program as a result of it to reinstate them. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor When Vice Provost for Student Success Julie Nash first heard about the requirement for nursing students to score an 850 or

Letter to the editor: School of Nursing Interim Dean Karen Melillo addresses HESI policy update

Dear Editor, Your Feb. 20 article on concerns raised by some nursing students was a window into a larger, ongoing discussion that has been underway in the School of Nursing for months. On March 8, faculty and leadership in the school met with nursing students to announce changes to, and receive feedback on, the academic

Nursing students irked by HESI score requirement

Weed Hall on South Campus is home to many classes for students in the School of Nursing. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor For UMass Lowell nursing students, 850 is the magic number that stands between them and their nursing degrees. The School of Nursing implemented a more rigorous standard for its students