Rosemary F. Byrne

Clinical Instructor


Rosemary F. Byrne, RN, M.S., FNP-BC is a clinical instructor at the Connell School of Nursing. A double eagle graduate of Boston College, Byrne joined Boston College's full-time faculty in community health in 2010. She has been connected with the Connell School of Nursing since the 1990's through the joint Por Cristo/Boston College community health immersion program, in which Boston College students work with the poor on Isla Trinitaria in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Boston College, Byrne worked in the hospital setting in pediatrics and adult care medicine. Most of her career has been spent in international nursing and administration in Ecuador, through the organization Por Cristo, co-founded by her brother Martin J. Dunn '57, in San Lucas Tollman, Guatemala where she worked with many volunteer organizations, and most recently in Nicaragua with the Global Health Initiative alongside Dr. Ronna Krozy and Connell School undergraduate and graduate students. 

Since completing her master's degree in 1998, she has worked as a family nurse practitioner. She served as clinical director at Atreva Health Care, an inner city family practice providing health care to the underserved populations of Boston, including many latino families. Byrne is a strong advocate for equal health care access for the underserved. 

She and her husband, Tom, are the parents of four children, Michael '98, Brendan, Aidan and Roisin and the proud grandparents of six grandchildren, Emma, Devin, Claire, Maeve, Liam and Rowan.