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Nursing Nurse

United States
January 29, 2019

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Cathleen C. Colleran DNP, RN

Professor of Nursing

Chair, School of Nursing

Curry College

**** **** **** ****** *** New Durham Rd

Milton, MA 02186 Middleton, NH 03887

Telephone: 617-***-**** Telephone: 508-***-****

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2010 DNP, Nursing Education Regis College, Weston, MA

2000 MSN, Community Health Nursing University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

1990 BSN, Nursing Husson University, Bangor, ME


2018 Caritas Coach, Watson Caring Science Institute

2014 Leadership in Nursing Education Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

2013 American Nurses Advocacy Institute, Fellow. American Nurses Association

2005 Post-Graduate Certificate, Nursing Education, Drexel University Online

2003 Healthcare Leadership Certificate, Drexel University Online


2017- present Academic Chair, School of Nursing Curry College, Milton,MA

2014- 2017 RN-BS Program Coordinator Curry College, Milton, MA

2006-present Professor (Full-time) Curry College, Milton, MA

2016- present Adjunct Faculty/Course developer Becker College, Worcester, MA

2013-present Contributing Faculty Walden University (online MS & DNP program)

2012-2015Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Kansas, School of Nursing, Faculty


2006-2010 Clinical Faculty Regis College

2008-2010 Adjunct Professor Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health


2005-2007 Lecturer, Clinical Faculty Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

2005-2006 Adjunct Faculty Northeastern University


2014-2016 Faculty Grievance Committee

2013- 2015 Excellence in Teaching Committee (Chair 2015)

2009- 2013 Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee (Chair 2012-2013)

2010- present Nursing Division Search Committee Chair

2013- present Strategic Planning Committee; Mission Statement

2009-2016 Nursing Division Program Outcomes Committee

2012- 2015 Nursing Division Faculty Development Committee, Chair

2009- 2016 Faculty Advisor, Curry College Student Nurse Association


2001-2005 Director of Nursing, Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Taunton, MA

2000-2001 Clinical Manager, Disease Management and Specialty Programs

Brockton Visiting Nurse Association, Brockton, MA

1999-2000 Geriatric Educational Nursing Service, The GMR Group, Fort Washington, PA

1998-1999 Specialty Case Management, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Quincy, MA Regional Clinical Manager

1992-1998 Clinical Nurse Manager, Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, Fall River, MA

1991-1992 Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

1990-1991 Staff Nurse, pediatrics/Pediatric ICU, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME


2015 Remote Area Medical – Medical Expedition, Loudon, TN

2014- present Editorial Board, Nursing Economic$

Content Reviewer, Elsevier Publishing Company

2012-2015 MSN Preceptor - Framingham State University students

2011- 2014 DNP Capstone Mentor – Regis College

2011-2015 DNP Committee Member- University of Kansas

2012-2014 Advisory/Editorial Board, Pepid Medical Information Resources

2012 to present National League for Nurses Ambassador

2009 Health Information Technology Scholars program (HITS) Faculty Scholar

2007 NCLEX Item Writer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

2007-2008 Project team member, Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) Collaborative, grant recipient

1991-1998 Captain, U.S. Army Reserves, 455th Field Hospital, Providence, RI,


2016 Massachusetts Rhode Island League of Nurses (MARILN) Faculty Award

2010 Husson University Alumni Hall of Fame, Bangor, Maine

2008 The Foundation of National Student Nurses Association, Promise of Nursing

Regional Faculty Fellowship

1998 Image of the Professional Nurse Award, Massachusetts Nurses Association

1996 Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing Practice, Massachusetts Nurses


1994 General Rumbaugh Award, Outstanding Junior Officer, U.S. Army Reserves

1994 Army Achievement Award, U.S. Army Reserves


2017 Leadership & Advocacy in Nursing in the United States. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2015 Sigma Theta Tau-Theta atLarge Induction ceremony Keynote speaker: Nurse Influencing Policy through Advocacy, Curry College, Milton, MA.

2013 Sigma Theta Tau Region 15 Annual Conference, Giving Back to Move Forward, Podium co-Presentation: Student Nurses Perceptions of Patient Safety, A quantitative study. Newport, RI

2012 QSEN National Forum, Innovation to Transformation. Podium co-presentation: Student Nurses Perceptions of Patient Safety, A quantitative study. Tucson, AZ

2011 QSEN National Forum, Charting the Course; Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Patient Safety KSAs

2010 Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education Conference, Preparing for the Electronic Health Record: Impact on Practice and Nurse Education, Boston, MA

2010 Sigma Theta Tau, Theta at Large Chapter, Quality and Safety; Transforming Practice through Education


2014 National League for Nursing Educational Summit, Emergency Response Education for Undergraduate Nursing Students Cathleen Colleran-Santos, DNP, RN and Coleen Toronto, MSN, RN Phoenix, AZ.

2013 21st Annual Conference for Nurse Educators: Meeting Practice Challenges through Education Redesign, Poster co-presentation: Disaster Response in Nursing Education; Just in Time. Falmouth, MA.

2011 AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Poster presentation; Senior Nursing Students Perceptions of Patient Safety

2010 AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Poster presentation; Senior Nursing Students Perceptions of Patient Safety

2010 QSEN Forum, Abstract presentation; Developing QSEN Competencies through Innovative Strategies

2009 AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Poster presentation; Developing QSEN Competencies through Innovative Strategies


2018- present The North Eastern Organization of Nurse Educators NEONE

2018- present International Association of Human Caring

2017- present Watson Caring Science Institute

2017-2018 American Nurses Association-Massachusetts Immediate Past President

2016-2017 American Nurses Association- Massachusetts President

2015-2016 American Nurses Association- Massachusetts- President-elect

2015- present Organization of Nurse Leaders

2015-present International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing

2014-2015 American Nurses Association- Massachusetts, Board of Directors

2011- present American Nurses Association- Massachusetts, Co-Chair Health Policy committee

2011- 2017 Massachusetts Public Health Nurses Association

2009- present Massachusetts/ Rhode Island League of Nurses

1997- present Sigma Theta Tau, Theta at Large Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing

1992-1997 Massachusetts Nurses Association, District III, Board of Directors

1999-2002 American Cancer Society, Taunton, MA, Board of Directors

1997-2001 Rotary International, Member, Taunton/Brockton MA Chapter

2004-2006 Taunton Kiwanis Club


2015 Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) FY2015 Nursing Grant Program:

The Clinical Preceptorship Model: Is It Time for Change in Approach?


2007-2010 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Grant- $25,000.00

Quality and Safety for Nursing (QSEN) National Project

Co-authored accepted proposal – Curry College selected as Pilot School

Principal Investigator, Linda Cronenwett, PhD., FAAN

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Dean, School of Nursing

100 B Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460.

2013 Theta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Research Award. Co-Author - One Nurse’s Story: A Window on the Past with Lessons for the Future, An Oral History.


Colleran-Santos, C. & Toronto, C. (December, 2014) Innovative Teaching Method in Emergency Response Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students, Journal of Nursing Education.


Patient Safety, Disaster Preparation, History of Nursing, Online & Hybrid Learning, Leadership & Management, Healthcare Policy & Finance.

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