Brenda Douglas, PhD, MS, RN, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor & Assistant Dean, Nursing Undergraduate Programs

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: 211 Robinson Hall


Phone: 617-373-3106

Education & Training:
PhD  Northeastern University
MSN Northeastern University
BSN Eastern Mennonite University

Board Certifications:
Registered Nurse, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing

Research Interests:
Self-management in older adults; Use of simulation in nursing education

Douglas, Brenda, Mayville, Mary, & Rickles, Nathaniel (May 2014). An Interactive, Online Module for Interprofessional Communication to Promote Patient Safety. Center for Teaching and Learning through Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Funded $10,012. Co-Principle Investigator

Selected Publications:
Douglas, B., & Howard, E. (June 2015). Predictors of Self-Management Behaviors in Older Adults with Hypertension. Advances in Preventive Medicine. Peer-reviewed. Abstract URL:

Douglas, B., Fitzpatrick, D., Golub-Victor, A., & Lowe, S. M., (March, 2014). Should my patient use a mechanical lift? Algorithm and case application. Home Healthcare Nurse 32 (3), p. 172-180. Peer-reviewed. Article URL:

Lowe, S. M., Douglas, B., Fitzpatrick, D., & Golub-Victor, A. (September, 2013). Should my patient use a mechanical lift?  Part I: A review of the literature.  Home Healthcare Nurse 31 (8), p. 427-32. Peer-reviewed. Abstract URL:

Areas of Expertise:
Self-management in Older Adults; Nursing & Interprofessional Simulation; Nursing Skill Competency

Honors & Awards:
School of Nursing Award for Distinguished Service and Commitment to Excellence, April 2018

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service to the School of Nursing, September, 2015

Spirit of Nursing Award, School of Nursing Senior Class, May, 2015

Nominee, 2014 Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award, January, 2015

Professional & Community Service:
Reviewer, Sage Open, 2014

Governance Committee Chair, Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Epsilon Chapter,  April 2010 – present