Faculty: Research & Clinical Expertise

CSON faculty members are renowned researchers, experienced practitioners, and supportive mentors—leading experts dedicated to developing the next generation of nurses and nursing knowledge. Through intellectual inquiry and clinical practice, they advance nursing and improve health care in our communities.

They connect students to professional networks and research opportunities while directing their own federally funded research. Examples of our faculty’s work include screening for adolescent bullying, developing toolkits that improve sleep quality in hospitals, and studying the impact of violence on women’s health.

Our Office for Nursing Research serves as an additional resource for both students and faculty, facilitating contributions, collaborations, and dissemination of research findings.

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CSON Faculty & Research News

Learn the latest about our faculty's achievements and scholarship.

The faculty of the Connell School of Nursing are award-winning transformational leaders, expert clinicians, and researchers known locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for their excellence in the art and science of nursing. Embodying the Boston College motto, 'Ever to Excel,' the Connell School of Nursing faculty design learning opportunities and experiences that foster our students' ability to provide quality, compassionate, knowledge-based humanistic care to all of humankind.
Danny G. Willis, Department Chair and Associate Professor

Connell School Faculty Facts & Figures


Full-time faculty


Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows


Named American Academy of Nursing Living Legends


Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Meet Our Faculty

Learn from those committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and the pursuit of a just society.

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Expert Clinicians

Seventy-two percent of our full-time faculty are active in nursing practice. CSON faculty work in locations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and St. Francis House Boston.