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Teresa Connolly, PhD, RN, CNRN

Assistant Professor

Theresa Connolly

After earning her bachelor of science in nursing at Villanova University, Dr. Connolly moved to Boston to work as a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital on a neuroscience floor for almost seven years. Feeling the need to expand her role in the nursing field, she returned to school while continuing to work.  She completed her master’s degree and PhD in nursing from Boston College. Her area of focus is adult post-stroke survivors. Her dissertation centers on understanding post-stroke survivors’ transitional experience from hospital to home. While studying for her doctorate and working at Mass General, she has also been a clinical instructor at Boston College, teaching (a) undergraduate courses and (b) graduate-level neuroscience pathophysiology.     
Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
​PhD ​Boston College ​Nursing ​​2014
MSN Boston College Nursing 2011
RN Villanova University Nursing 2006
  1. ​Gregory, K.E., & Connolly, T.C. (2012). Enteral feeding practices in the NICU: Results from a 2009 neonatal enteral feeding survey. Advanced Neonatal Care, 12(1), 46-55.
​Title ​Organization ​Year
​Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award ​University of Colorado ​​2017
​President's Excellence in Teaching Award ​University of Colorado ​2015
​Neuroscience Nursing Grant ​Neuroscience Nurses Foundation Grant ​2012
​Sigma Theta Tau Member ​Sigma Theta Tau ​2012
​PhD Fellowship ​Connell School of Nursing Boston College ​2009
  • ​2012, Principal Investigator. The transitional experience of post-stroke survivors in the first 48 hours after going home: a pilot study.