Meet Our Nursing Faculty

The Emmanuel College Nursing Programs provide students with access to some of the top nursing professionals in the industry. With Emmanuel's small class sizes, students get personalized attention from the nursing faculty, whether they choose the RN-to-BSN, MSN, or Graduate Certificate Programs. Learn about our nursing professors:

  • Nursing faculty backgrounds
  • Nursing courses they teach
  • Publications and awards
  • Focus of their nursing research

Mary McDougall

Chair of BSN Program and Associate Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., Regis College; MPH, M.S., B.S, Columbia University

Janice Bell Meisenhelder

Professor of Nursing
DNSc from Boston University; MS in Nursing from Boston University; BS in Nursing from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Diane Shea

Associate Dean of Nursing and Professor of Nursing
Ph.D. and B.S.N., Boston College; M.S.N., University of California at Los Angeles

Sheila Silva

Assistant Professor of Nursing
D.N.P., Regis College; M.S.N., B.S.N., University of Massachusetts Boston

Lisa Thomas

Chair of BSN program and Associate Professor of Nursing
Ph.D, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; MSN, Northeastern University; BSN from University of Massachusetts Lowell

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MSN in Nursing Management Opens Doors for Edward

After more than a decade as an RN at New England Baptist Hospital, Castella Edward MSN '16 decided take the next step in her career, building upon experience to enhance her daily practice, take a more active role in policy review and more.

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Svensson MSN '16 Hopes to Pay it Forward as Nursing Educator

While earning her MSN in nursing education at Emmanuel, Briana Svensson benefited from the "countless differing viewpoints, fresh perspectives and wisdom gained from decades of collective professional experience" that changed her-as a student, a nurse and a person-for the better.

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