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Jessica Holden

Jessica Holden, Professor
Wilson Hall 216
(413) 572-8440

Nursing Committees

  • Member, Curriculum Committee
  • Member, Technology, Simulation, and Innovation Committee


  • July 2015 (Las Vegas, Nevada) Association for Nurses in Professional Development National Conference Supporting Successful Transition to Practice - A Nurse Residency Immersion Program
  • March 12-15 2014 (Orlando, Florida) American Organization of Nurse Executives National Conference 
  • Care Transitions Education Project: Empowering Nurses to Lead Effective Patient-Centered Care Transitions Across Settings


  • (2015) Patient Experience module in Association for Nurse in Professional Development’s Frontline Nurse Leader Development Program.
  • (2015) Patient-Centered Care & Communication module in Mosby’s Medical-Surgical Nursing Transition to Practice Program.  Anticipated release, 2016.

Professional Membership

  • American Association of Nurses in Professional Development
  • Western MA Chapter ANPD
  • American Association of Nurse Executives
  • National Association of Wound Care Certified Nurses

Other Distinctions

  • Registered Nurse; Specialty: Adult health & Nursing Professional Development
  • Board Certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Nursing Professional Development and Wound Care (WCC)


  • IANCICI Certified Instructor, Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • AHA BLS and ACLS instructor certified
  • AHA BLS instructor trainer