Brenda Douglas, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: 401D Robinson Hall

Email: [email protected]

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
  • Nursing and Interprofessional Simulation
  • Nursing Skill Competency


Douglas, Brenda (May 2016). Self-Management of Hypertension Lifestyle Behaviors Using a Smartphone EMA/I App with Older Adult Black Women. P20 Pilot Study in Guthrie, B., Jimison, H., Pavel, M. & Sceppa, C. NUCare Northeastern Center for Technology in Support of Self-Management and Health. Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) P20NR015320. 48,816. PI

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:
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service and Commitment to Excellence, April 2018

Massachusetts Association of the Colleges of Nursing Innovative Teaching Award, May 2016

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 Chair, Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Epsilon Chapter, 2010 – 2018

  • Faculty Counselor, 2011 to 2012
  • Governance Co-chair, 2009 to 2010
  • President, 2005 to 2009

Member, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), 2005 to 2013

Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Regional Awards Committee, 2010 to 2011

Member, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN), 2002 to 2011