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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.

Maureen E. Gormley

Maureen E. Gormley '85
Chief Operating Officer
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Monday, November 10, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room

As health care moves to a more patient-centered, integrated delivery system, nurses’ roles have expanded and evolved. Their contributions, expertise, and insights are better appreciated. But because nurses have struggled so long for recognition, some may find it difficult to adjust to their more distinctive, powerful positions. This presentation by a Boston College nurse who has worked with top scientific leaders and expert clinical care providers throughout her career explores the changing role of the nurse leader.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Organizational Leadership: Experiencing Empowerment through Authenticity

This event will live stream on Boston College’s Front Row.

Lecture attendees receive 1.2 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.


About the speaker

Maureen Gormley is chief operating officer of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the world’s largest clinical research hospital, where she oversees hospital administration and operations, patient support services, space, facilities, and several other functions. A leader in quality improvement, strategic planning, organizational development, and cost containment, Gormley holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston College, an M.P.H. from Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.