Amanda Bulette Coakley, PhD, RN, FNAP, AHN-BC

Amanda Coakley
Adjunct Professor, Mind Body Spirit Program
(617) 726-5334

Amanda Bulette Coakley RN, PhD, FNAP, AHN-BC, is a staff specialist in the Department of Nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as an adjunct professor in the interprofessional Mind Body Health and Healing Certificate program within the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute. Her research area of interest is in complementary therapies such as therapeutic touch and pet therapy and their effect on illness and hospitalization. She has numerous research studies, presentations a publications.

Research Interests

Dr. Coakley's most recent research study is titled: Exploring the experiences of nurses, patients, and pet therapy handlers in an acute care setting


Associate degree, Nursing, Lasell Junior College, Newton, MA
BS, Nursing, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
MS, Nursing, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
PhD, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA
Certificate in Mind Body Spirit Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions


"The Experience of pet therapy on patients in an acute care setting," World Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2017.

"The experience of pet therapy on nurses and pdt therapy handlers," European Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health, Budapest, Hungary, September 10, 2016.

Curriculum Vitae