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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Catherine Yetter Read, PhD, RN

associate professor and director, keys to inclusive leadership in nursing (kiln) program

Catherine Yetter Read, Ph.D., RN

Maloney Hall 376


  • Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • M.S.N. - Salem State College
  • M.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S.N. - University of Illinois at Chicago


Leadership development, diversity, and innovation in baccalaureate nursing education; genomic competence of the healthcare workforce.


Catherine Read, Ph.D., RN is an associate professor of adult health and director of the "Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing" program at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. She is active in ISONG (International Society of Nurses in Genetics) and serves as a consultant for nurse colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute on projects related to genomic nursing education.


  • 2015 - Mary A. Manning Mentoring Award, American Nurses Association Massachusetts
  • 2014 - Outstanding Service Award
  • 2014 - Mentorship award, Alpha Chi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2010-2013 - Member, Editorial Board, Genetics/Genomics Competency Center, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • 2010 - Founders Award for Excellence in Genetic Nursing Education, International Society of Nurses in Genetics

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  • Read, C., Vessey, J. A., Amar, A., Cullinan, D. M. (2013). The challenges of inclusivity in baccalaureate nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(4), 185-190.
  • Read, C. (2011). Semester abroad opportunities in baccalaureate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(4).
  • Lea, D. H., Skirton, H., Read, C., Williams, J. K. (2011). Implications for Educating the Next Generation of Nurses on Genetics and Genomics in the 21st Century. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 3-12.
  • Underwood, P.C., & Read, C.Y. (2008). Genetic association studies in nursing practice and scholarship. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37 (3), 203-208.
  • Read, C.Y., Green, R.C., & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.). (2008). Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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