Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

William F. Connell School of Nursing

Deborah A. Sampson, Ph.D., FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP

assistant professor

file

Office
Cushing Hall 308
617-552-4250
deborah.sampson@bc.edu

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

  • Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-master's certificate - University of New Hampshire
  • M.S.N. - Yale University
  • B.S. - Western Connecticut State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS
National health policy and state health legislation; nursing history; advanced practice nursing; access to care

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Deborah Sampson is an assistant professor at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing where she teaches in the graduate nursing program. She is a senior adviser at the Health Resources Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Sampson earned a Ph.D. in the history of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School, where she was a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. Dr. Sampson holds a master’s degree in community health nursing from Yale University and a post master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner from the University of New Hampshire. She is the recipient of the Theresa Christy Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing and received the New Hampshire State Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Her research focuses on gender, race, place, culture, health policy and access to care for underserved populations. Currently she is researching geographic, professional, and gendered boundaries that affect state advanced practice nursing practice act laws and access to care for vulnerable populations in the United States. Dr. Sampson is the recipient of funding from several sources including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In addition to her teaching and health policy research, she practices as a family nurse practitioner.

Dr. Sampson believes that health legislation should follow ethical precepts of social justice, professional nursing care should be available to everyone, and that access to quality health care is a human right.

SELECTED APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS

  • 2010 - Inducted Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2010 - Senior Consultant Health Resources Services Administration
  • 2010 - Award for Advancing Nursing, New Hampshire Nurses' Association
  • 2010 - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2010 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Health Policy Research Grant

additional appointments & awards »

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Sampson, D. A. (2010). Border Crossings: Nurses’ Response Across Geographic Boundaries in to the Halifax Disaster, December 6, 1917 In B.M. Wall, & A. Keeling (Eds.), Nurses on the Front Line: When Disaster Strikes, 1878-2010 (pp. 87-110). New York,NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Hughes, F., Clarke, S., Sampson, D.A., Fairman, J.A., & Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (2010). Research in Support of Nurse Practitioners. In E. Sullivan-Marx, D.O. McGivern, J. Fairman, & S. Greenburg (Eds.) Nurse Practitioners: Evolution to Advanced Practice, 5th ed. (pp.65-92). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Sampson, D. A. (2010). The Idiosyncratic Politics of Prescriptive Authority: Comparing Two States' Legislative Negotiations. In E. Sullivan-Marx, D.O. McGivern, J. Fairman, & S. Greenburg (Eds.) Nurse Practitioners: Evolution to Advanced Practice, 5th ed. (pp. 149-158). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Stange, K. M., & Sampson, D. A. (2010). Nurses and Access to Primary Care. In the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing Report. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Report. (pp. 34). Washington ,DC: National Academies Press.
  • Barbara, B., & Sampson, D.A. (2010). Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the United States: Clinical Information for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

additional publications »