Nursing students working on a patient

Froelich School of Nursing

Preparing leaders in the delivery of safe and compassionate nursing practice. Learn to care for, serve, and promote the health of society within the principles of Catholic healthcare ethics.

Welcome to the Assumption Froelich School of Nursing (FSoN) community. You chose to pursue a profession that society consistently rates as the most honest and ethical – 22 years in a row! It is in this spirit of professionalism, compassion, and ethical integrity, that the Assumption SoN was developed.

The mission of the Froelich School of Nursing is to cultivate an intellectual community committed to preparing leaders in the delivery of safe, high-quality, and compassionate professional nursing practice. Graduates are prepared, in accordance with the principles of Catholic healthcare ethics, to care for, serve, and promote the health of society.

As a graduate of Assumption FSoN, you are prepared as a nurse generalist with clinical experiences across various specialties and with diverse patient populations. The curriculum is infused with and sustained by the traditional Catholic commitment to reverence for human life and the dignity of every human person. As a professional nurse, you will directly impact the health of individuals, families, and communities, focusing on the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual determinants that influence health outcomes.  A nurse educated at Assumption promotes human agency and advocates for those who cannot do so for themselves.

The FSoN expands on core values found across the Assumption campus to form graduates that are known for critical intelligence that supports the clinical judgment necessary to work in today’s dynamic healthcare system. You will be challenged throughout the nursing program; yet this challenge comes with accompanying support and encouragement to be the “best version of self.” This is a phrase that you will hear often in the FSoN; as you embark on the liberal arts education, take the opportunity to establish this “self” and let us assist you in achieving your goals and positively impact the health of the local and global society.



The Froelich School of Nursing has Full Approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Assumption University is accredited the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Assumption University Froelich School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN)

Explore the Facilities of the Froelich School of Nursing 

An Ideal Place to Learn


Katelyn Adams, MSN, RN
Adjunct Faculty Nursing
Joanna Bachour, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Practice
Zareen Barry, PhD, RN, MPH, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Practice
Heather L. Briere, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CCM
Assistant Professor of Practice
Lindsay A. Guertin, MSN, RN, CNE, CNEcl, CHSE
Assistant Professor of Practice
Stefanie R. Haynes, DHS, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CNEcl
Assistant Professor of Practice and Department Chair
Courtney Orelup-Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, CNE, CPN
Assistant Professor of Practice
Donna Pappazian, CNM, RN
Adjunct Faculty
Lisa A. Ryan, RN
Adjunct Faculty Nursing
Danielle Shaver, PhDc, RN, CNE, IBCLC-R
Assistant Professor of Practice
Stephanie Smith, RN
Adjunct Faculty Nursing


Michele Aubin

Professional Practice Coordinator in Nursing

Christina Howard, RN

Clinical Placement Coordinator

Bronwyn Teixeira

Administrative Assistant Nursing

Medium & High Fidelity Simulators develop clinical judgment and safe professional practice
Clinical Learning Suite with 7 clinical skills beds and 4 high-fidelity simulation patient rooms
Hours of clinical education

Academic Opportunities within the Froelich School of Nursing