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University of Massachusetts Professor Receives Nurse’s Touch Award

A University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor has been recognized with a Nurse’s Touch Award for her teaching skills, her technical knowledge related to the subject, and for setting a positive example for students.

MaryAnn Hogan, a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the university, will receive the award from ATI Nursing Education at the National Nurse Educators Summit in Georgia from March 31 to April 3.

Hogan is one of four winners chosen from more than 50 nursing educators across the nation.

“MaryAnn is the most thoughtful, deliberate and conscientious educator I have ever met … truly a selfless colleague, a visionary educator and a passionate and compassionate nurse,” Maeve Howett, a clinical professor and assistant dean for undergraduate education, said in a statement.

“Always cheerful, she encourages other faculty and staff, is kind and compassionate to our students and models excellence in leadership, communication, embracing change and the duty we hold as nurses to be excellent in our care,” Howett added.

In response to receiving the award, Hogan expressed both happiness and privilege from getting to work with nursing students who are “the future of the profession.”

“With so many talented and caring educators in nursing, I am humbly grateful for the nomination and selection,” Hogan said.

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