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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

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, 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.


  • 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

additional appointments & awards »


  • Flanagan, J. M. (2015). Nursing knowledge development–making the link. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 26(2), 53. doi:10.1111/2047-3095.12088
  • 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. doi:10.1177/0898010114547112
  • Cronin, J., Arnstein, P., & Flanagan, J. M. (2015). Family members’ perceptions of most helpful interventions during end-of-life care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, 17(3), 223-228. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000151
  • 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., & 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

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