Assistant Clinical Professor

Amber RamageAmber L. Ramage is an assistant clinical professor for the Master of Science — Family Nurse Practitioner and Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies degree programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. In a unique clinician educator role, Amber L. Ramage divides her time between providing patient care at the Sacramento County Refugee Clinic and leading classroom instruction and mentoring for School of Nursing students.

With more than 10 years experience as a family nurse practitioner, Ramage has focused her career primarily on caring for medically underserved and vulnerable populations. Most recently, she worked as a provider at a federally designated rural health clinic in California’s Central Valley, where she provided primary care for mostly Spanish-speaking multigenerational families, cared for migrant farmworkers and provided prenatal care to numerous emergency MediCal patients. Prior to that, Ramage worked as a family nurse practitioner for nearly four years at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she provided primary care for patients in homeless shelters and substance abuse treatment programs as well as at the Barbara McInnis House, a 24-hour, 104-bed medical respite facility serving homeless patients with severe acute and chronic diseases. In her work in these diverse settings, Ramage precepted family nurse practitioner students for the Boston College Connell School of Nursing and physician assistant students at the University of the Pacific.

In her mission to help underserved patients, Ramage is also passionate about global health. She has precepted both undergraduate nursing and graduate nurse practitioner students for the Boston College Connell School of Nursing’s Global Health Initiative in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. She also volunteered mentoring Boston College nursing students and providing health care to underserved patients on a separate medical mission in Leogane, Haiti.

She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys providing care to many of her patients in their native Spanish as well as working with students to improve their medical Spanish. Ramage earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Harvard College and a Master of Education in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She worked for six years for the federal government and in education before changing the direction of her career and earning a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Boston College. As the first person in her family to graduate from college, she is keenly interested in the barriers faced by first-generation college students and in helping these students navigate and succeed in higher education.

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