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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Richard Ross, S.J., M.Div., S.T.L.

clinical instructor

Richard Ross, S.J., RN

Contact Information
Maloney Hall 373


  • S.T.L. Boston College
  • M.Div. Boston College
  • B.S.N. University of Michigan

research interests

Women and children's health; professional ethics


Fr. Ross recently joined the Boston College faculty. He received his master's degree in divinity from Boston College and his bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. Fr. Ross's clinical background is in labor, delivery, and post-partum care. His research interests are professional ethics and he has studied problems in patient safety in acute care settings through moral and theological lenses.

Selected Publications

  • Madeya, S. A., Ross, R. E., Leone-Sheehan, D., & Fawcett, J. (2015). Spiritual healing in the aftermath of childhood maltreatment: Translating men's lived experiences utilizing nursing conceptual models and theory. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(3), 162–174. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000075
  • Willis, D. G., LaCoursiere Zucchero, T. L., DeSanto-Madeya, S. A., Ross, R. E., Leone, D., Kaubris, S., ... Easton, S. D. (2014). Dwelling in suffering: Barriers to men's healing from childhood maltreatment. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(8) 569-579. doi:10.3109/01612840.2013.856972