MGH Institute of Health Professions selects Neal-Boylan to serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Innovation in the School of Nursing

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FAAN has been named Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Innovation in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She brings more than 13 years in higher education administration, including Chair, Associate Dean, and Dean, to this leadership role.

Prior to her appointment at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Dr. Neal-Boylan served as Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing (CON) at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also has served on the nursing faculties of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut; Southern Connecticut State University, Yale School of Nursing in Connecticut; University of Southern Maine, Marymount University, and George Mason University.

 Dr. Neal-Boylan holds a BSN degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a MS in Nursing degree from San Jose State University in California. She earned her PhD in Nursing at George Mason University in Virginia. Additionally, she received a post-master's certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Marymount University in Virginia. A board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she also certified in rehabilitation nursing.

Her research focuses on the nursing workforce, most recently nurses and nursing students with disabilities. Dr. Neal-Boylan has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2013, 2012, and 2005.