Associate Professor & Director, PhD Program

Rhonda Board, PhD, RN, CCRN-K



PhD, Ohio State University
MS, Ohio State University
BS, SUNY at Binghamton

Board Certifications

RN, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
CCRN, Critical Care in Pediatrics

Research Interests

Investigating the effects of pediatric critical care hospitalization on children and their families.


Board, R. Feasibility of Journal Writing in the PICU to Reduce Parental Stress and Stress Symptoms. American Association of Critical Care Nurses – AACN Impact Research Grant 2015 recipient 

Selected Publications

Cyr, M.E., Guthrie, B.J., Board, R.M., Boucher, D., & Benneyan, J.C. (2019). Piloting a tool to measure patient-perceived barriers to dermatology access. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, September 5, doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000487.

Fleck, P., Kenner, C., Board, R., & Mott, S. (2017). Mother’s lived experience during repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: A Phenomenological Inquiry. Advances in Neonatal Care, May 31, 1-11, doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000415.

Green, M.E., Sullivan, K.J., Wells, S.E., Board, R., Feldman, H.A., McCabe, M. (2015). A comparison of antibiotic serum concentrations drawn simultaneously from peripherally inserted central catheters and peripheral veins in children with respiratory infection. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30(6), 868-876.

Board, R. & Dai, J. (2011). Effects of five parent-and-child risk factors on salivary cortisol levels and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in school-age critically ill children: A pilot. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 40(30), 236-246.

Dunn, K. & Board, R. (2011). Parents and technology in the inpatient pediatric setting. Pediatric Nursing, 37(2), 75-80.

Armola, R.R., Bourgault, A.M., Halm, M.A., Board, R.M., Bucher, L., Harrington, L., et al. (2009).Upgrading the American association of critical-care nurses’ evidence-leveling hierarchy. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(5), 405-409.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Critical Care

Honors and Awards

Apex Grand Award for Writing, Clinical Pearls for American Journal of Critical Care, 2020
Dedication to Classroom Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing, Class of 2017
Dedication to Clinical Research Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing, Class of 2014, 2016
Distinguished Service Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing, 2013

Professional and Community Service

  • Editor, Clinical Pearls Section, American Journal of Critical-Care.
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Critical Care.
  • Reviewer, Critical Care Nurse.
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Pediatrics – Journal.
  • Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society.
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau.
  • Member, Society of Pediatric Nurses.
  • Member, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 1992 to Present.

Contact Information


RB 401B


[email protected]



Curriculum Vitae