Worcester State University
Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing


Graduate Student Named Paul Ambrose Scholar for "Environmental Health Advocacy"
Nursing Alumni Serving in Peace Corps
Healthy Homes for All:

Improving Children’s Health in Diverse Communities


This 4-year project will identify and recruit 176 low-income, immigrant families living in homes with environmental hazards.  Environment assessment, remediation, and educational interventions will be conducted.  In addition, training and technical assistance will be provided to 75 institutional partners, 500 first time home buyers and 75 housing activists.  Evaluation of the impact of remediation and educational interventions on health, behavior, exposure, and safety outcomes will be conducted.


Dr. Stephanie Chalupka and Dr. David Turcotte, Co-Principal Investigators

Funded by: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Award: $897,000.00

Worcester State Nurse Educator Initiative

This three year initiative will increase the number of masters prepared nurses with the knowledge and competencies to assume the role of nurse faculty at nursing education programs throughout the greater Worcester community.  This project is closely aligned with the goals of the Fairlawn Foundation by providing a project that is a) dedicated to improving the health care of the Worcester area by educating and training the local nursing workforce; and b) increasing the capacity of nursing programs to address the shortfall of highly trained nursing faculty. 


Dr. Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator

Funded by: Fairlawn Foundation/Greater Worcester Community Foundation Award:  $112,000

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Nursing Department Transfer Student Information Session
The Nursing Department will be holding an information session for students inquiring about transferring into the Nursing Program. The session is being held on April 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the Nursing Department in the Science and Technology Building Room ST 217. Please RSVP to kasquith@worcester.edu if you plan to attend. Also Internal Transfer applications will be available in the Nursing Department and due back to us by April 3, 2014.
RN BS Information Sessions
We will be holding two information sessions for anyone interested in the RN-BS Program at Worcester State University. The first one will be on March 5th at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Science and Technology Building Room ST 209. The second one will be held on April 2nd at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the same location. Please RSVP if you will be attending, please note which session you will be attending in your RSVP to kasquith@worcester.edu
  Honor Society of Nursing
  American Public Health Association
  Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
  Massachusetts Public Health Association
  Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
  Faculty Honoree: Dr. Giguere
  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  Graduate Nursing Student Academy

Contact Information

  Nursing Department
  Worcester State University
  486 Chandler Street
  Worcester, MA 01602
  Ghosh Center for Science
  and Technology

  Room 222

  Monday - Friday
  9:00am - 5:00pm



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