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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Jane M. Flanagan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, ANP-BC

associate professor

Jane M. Flanagan, Ph.D., ANP-BC

Contact Information
Maloney Hall 353


  • Ph.D. Boston College
  • M.S. Northeastern University
  • B.S.N. University of Massachusetts Lowell


Understanding the human response to acute and chronic illness; transitions across the health care continuum; the impact of integrative health modalities


Dr. Jane Flanagan is an associate professor and the program director of the Adult Gerontology Graduate Program at the William F. Connell School of Nursing. She has appointments as a nurse scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Yvonne Munn Center and as an associate clinical scientist at the Phyllis Cantor Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Flanagan is the Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, which is focused on refinement of nursing language and the integration and meaningful use of the electronic health record. She is an appointed Fellow in the NANDA- I; serves as the President for the Society of Rogerian Scholars and is on the Board of Directors in the International Association of Human Caring (IAHC). Dr. Flanagan is a certified nurse practitioner and the coordinator of the Nurses Improving Care for Hospitalized Elders (NICHE) program at MGH. Dr. Flanagan has several active grants supporting her work including exploring the post hospital disposition of older adults; the efficacy of holistic, complementary interventions for women with breast cancer; and the feasibility and efficacy of implementing a physical activity program for caregivers of older adults.


  • 2015: KILN Mentor Award, Boston College & Price Foundation
  • 2014: MGH Nursing Research Expo - Best Research Poster Award
  • 2014: Distinguished Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award at the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2011: Partners Healthcare Excellence in Action Award from MGH
  • 2010: Research for Practice Writing Award, Med-Surg Nursing

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  • Flanagan, J., Stamp, K. D., Gregas, M., & Shindul-Rothschild, J. (2016). Predictors of 30-day readmission for pneumonia. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(2), 69-74. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000297
  • Flanagan, J.M. (2016). The experience of initiating oral adjuvant treatment for the treatment of estrogen positive breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(4), E143 – E152. doi: 10.1188/16.ONF.E143-E152
  • Flanagan, J., Mccord, A., Cheney, M., & Lundquist, D. (2016). The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of using a wireless pedometer to improve the activity level in a cohort of nurses. Journal of Holistic Nursing (published online ahead of print). doi:10.1177/0898010116632919
  • Jones, D. A., & Flanagan, J. M. (2015). Researching, mentoring, and developing postdoctoral scholars. In Massachusetts General Hospital: Advancing a Nursing Research Agenda Within the Clinical Practice Environment (Vol. 1, p. 15). USA: STTI.
  • Aracari, P., & Flanagan, J. M. (2015). The development of a mind-body-spirit certification program in nursing. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 33(2), 168-76. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0898010114547112

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