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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Jane M. Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC

associate professor

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

Cushing Hall 334I


  • 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, and the impact of integrative health modalities.


Dr. Jane Flanagan is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Adult Gerontology Graduate Program. She has appointments as a faculty associate 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. She serves on the Board of Directors in the International Association of Human Caring (IAHC) and as the Secretary for the Society of Rogerian Scholars. Dr, Flanagan is a certified nurse practitioner who coordinates the Nurses Improving Care for Hospitalized Elders (NICHE) program at MGH.


  • 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
  • 2010 - Harvard Catalyst Reviewer, Harvard Catalyst

additional appointments & awards »


  • Aracari, P., & Flanagan, J. M. (2014). The development of a mind body spirit program in nursing. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0898010114547112
  • Flanagan, J. M., & DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (2014). Using Skype to facilitate presence at the end of life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, 16(8). Retrieved from
  • Flanagan, J. M. (2014). Virtual Issue: Integration of NNN into EHRS: How are we doing? Introduction by the Editor. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Retrieved from
  • Flanagan, J. M. (2014). The electronic health record: Moving toward the goal of nursing diagnosis decision support. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 25(2), 67. doi:10.1111/2047-3095.12040
  • Flanagan, J. M. (2014). What to publish in the official journal of NANDA-I. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 25(1), 1. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12023

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