Dean of Nursing

Colette Dieujuste received her B.S. in nursing from Columbia Union College, her MSN from Boston College, and her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has taught across the undergraduate curriculum in a number of courses, and she is an expert in curriculum design and evaluation.

Dieujuste has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and over 20 years as a nursing associate professor at Simmons University. Her clinical expertise is in the area of perinatal and obstetrical nursing. She has practiced as a staff nurse in labor and delivery and has been a perinatal/child clinical nurse specialist. She is active in the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) and was the Massachusetts Section Chair for AWHONN from 2011–2015.

Her doctoral dissertation and subsequent scholarship have focused on postpartum depression in Haitian women. She published “The Concept of Stigma in Mental Illness as Applied to Haitian Americans” in the International Nursing Review journal. Her work has gained her various awards and recognitions, among them: the Chancellor’s Award from the UMass Chan Medical School (June 2018), the Excellence in Nursing Education/Teaching Award by the New England Regional Black Nurses Association (February 2015) and the Lillian R. Goodman Award by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (May 2014).

Contact information

Colette Dieujuste, Ph.D., RN
Dean of Nursing
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