Nursing Majors RAP Fall 2014

This RAP is an option for any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as a first-year Nursing Major.

When you join this RAP you will:

  • Enroll in a faculty-led seminar designed specifically for this program.
  • Share your living-and-learning experience with a community of peers committed to improving the lives of others through important and meaningful work.
  • Room with other students in the RAP
  • Work closely with staff in the College of NursingNursing Majors RAP students and "friends". Hear what these current students have to say about the Nursing Majors RAP!

By choosing to pursue a career in Nursing, a position at the heart of the medical profession, you have demonstrated your desire to make a difference in the lives around you-as well as in your own life! 

This RAP acknowledges your commitment, and encourages you to explore, as a group with other nursing majors, the many opportunities available in this exciting field.  

Students in the RAP will have the unique opportunity to enroll in a Nursing seminar during their first semester on campus.  Through this seminar, students will get to know faculty and learn a wealth of information about the Nursing program at UMass Amherst.  We hope that all our incoming Nursing majors will give serious consideration to this wonderful opportunity.

Be sure to visit the How to Join page of this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this fantastic program!


Kaneisha Deburgo - TA for Nursing Seminar class and Peer Mentor in Dickinson Residence Hall. 2011-2012

Nursing Faculty & Student Letters from Previous Years

Please read the following letters to learn more about this wonderful RAP.

Welcome Letter from Peter Blood, Faculty Advisor

Welcome Letter from Callie Rose, Nursing RAP Student

Welcome Letter from Kaneisha Deburgo

Welcome Letter from Clare Lamontagne, Director, Undergraduate Program, College of Nursing


Fall 2014 

ALL students in the Nursing Majors RAP will enroll in the following classes:

"RAP Seminar" - (1 credit)


"College Writing" - English Writing 112 (Gen Ed CW), 3 credits

Spring 2015

  • No required RAP classes.
  • Small sections of Gen Ed classes will be offered in each residential area.


Students who join the Nursing Majors RAP can choose to live in either:

Crabtree Hall in Northeast area of campus 

OR in Kennedy Tower in Southwest area of campus.

There is also a Nusing Majors Honors RAP for students admitted into CHC.


Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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