Cathleen Colleran

Dr. Cathleen Colleran is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Coordinator of the RN-BS Program. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Education from Regis College, an MSN in Community Health Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a BSN from Husson College/Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Colleran served as the President for the American Nurses Association Massachusetts in 2016-2017. In addition, she is a member in good standing of the Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing. In addition to her faculty role at Curry, she is the faculty advisor for the Curry College Student Nurse Association. Before becoming a professor at Curry, she held a variety of nursing administration positions in Massachusetts in acute care and home health care.

Dr. Colleran is a LANP (Leadership for Academic Nursing Program) Fellow, 2014 and a Health  Information Technology Scholars program (HITS) Faculty Scholar, 2009. Dr. Santos was inducted into Husson University Alumni Hall of Fame, 2010 and is a 2010 recipient of the Foundation of National Student Nurses Association, Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship.

Dr. Colleran has extensive background in Quality & Safety in Nursing practice as evidenced by her participation in the QSEN National Forums and her recent national presentations on Student Nurses Perceptions of Patient Safety.

Dr. Colleran has mentored both Master's students and doctoral candidates over the last several years. Her current interests include the development of a Health policy course at Curry and implementation of Inter-professional Education.

Her interests include Community/Public Health, Care of Veterans, Health Policy and Legislation.

Cathy Colleran

Name: Cathleen Colleran

Department: Nursing

Title: Professor

Phone: (617)333-2021

E-mail: Contact Me


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