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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Pinnacle Lecture Series

The Pinnacle Lecture Series is a Connell School program that brings a widely recognized nursing leader to the Boston College campus each semester to address issues at the forefront of health care today.

Spring 2016

Kathleen R. Simpson

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Editor in Chief, MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing


Monday, April 4, 2016

5:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room

About the speaker

A perinatal clinical nurse specialist and an expert on safe care for mothers and babies, Kathleen R. Simpson, Ph.D., RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN, has conducted research and written peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on topics such as fetal wellbeing during labor, uterine activity during labor, and labor induction, as well as interdisciplinary communication and nurse staffing. She is editor in chief of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, editor of AWHONN’S Perinatal Nursing (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013), and chair of the March of Dimes National Advisory Committee.

A reception will follow the presentation.



Lecture attendees receive 1.5 contact hours for nursing continuing education. These may be used for RN license renewal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in other states where they are accepted.