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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN

associate professor

Marie Boltz, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, FAAN

Maloney Hall 272


  • B.S.N. - LaSalle University
  • M.S.N. - University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. - New York University


Intervention to promote functional health and cognition in older adults; caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium; complex aging related care issues; translational and health services research.


Dr. Boltz is an Associate Professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Previous to her current position at Boston College she was an Assistant Professor in the New York University College of Nursing and Practice Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. She has served as PI on several studies that examined the trajectory of change in physical function. Some of her recent research has focused on testing system-level interventions to maximize physical and cognitive recovery in older persons in the acute and post-acute settings. She has also served as PI, co-PI, and consultant on studies that have examined the geriatric care environment, models of care, and measures of quality around care of older persons. She serves on several national advisory boards informing aging program development and evaluation, and was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.


  • 2014 - Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2104 - Distinguished Alumnus Award, LaSalle University
  • 2014-present - Appointment: Clinical Practice and Models of Care (CPMC) Committee of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 2013 - Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2012 - Eastern Nursing Research Society, Hartford Geriatric Nursing Practice Research Award

           additional appointments & awards

  • Bond, S., Bolton, R., & Boltz, M. (2016). The Frail Hospitalized Older Adult. In Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. 
  • Liu, W., Galik, E., Boltz, M., Nahm, E., Lerner, N., & Resnick, B. (2015). Factors associated with eating performance for long-term care residents with moderate-to-severe cognitive impairment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(2), 348-360. doi:10.1111/jan.12846
  • Renz, S., Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., & Wagner, L. (2015). Implementing an SBAR communication protocol: A Quality Improvement Project. Annals of Longterm Care: Clinical Care and Aging, 23(7), 21-25
  • Liu, W., Galik, E., Nahm, E., Boltz, M., & Resnick, B. (2015). Optimizing eating performance for long-term care residents with dementia: testing the impact of function-focused care for cognitively impaired. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(12), 1062-1068. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2015.06.023
  • Chippendale, T., & Boltz, M. (2015). Living Legends: Effectiveness of a program to enhance sense of purpose and meaning in life among community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(5), 1-11. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.014894

           additional publications