Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN

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Professor, School of Nursing
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health
(617) 643-4547
Office Location: 
Shouse - 254

Elaine was dean of the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions from August of 2019 until August 2021. Previous to her appointment as Dean, she taught leadership courses and served as an advisor for students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She also acted as an Strategic Nurse Planner in the Office of Continuing and Professional Development, contributing her nursing education expertise to the development and oversight of interprofessional programs at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Additionally, she is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at the Institute.

Elaine continues to serve as a consultant with the National League for Nursing (NLN); from 2010 through 2017 she was one of their Chief Program Officers.

For over 25 years Elaine was a Professor of Nursing and the Independence Foundation Chair in Community Health Nursing Education at Community College of Philadelphia. Elaine also served as President of the NLN from 2007-2009. Elaine has a long history of organizational leadership and grant funded initiatives and has worked nationally to support models that increase the academic progression of all nursing graduates and provide patient-centric care for older adults and their caregivers.


BSN, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Masters in Mental Health and Community Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA
EdD, Doctorate in the Nursing Professorial Role, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY


Tagliareni, M.E. (Ed.) (2016). Teaching with ACE.S: A Guide for Faculty. Washington, DC: NLN Press (AJN Book of the Year – 3rd place)

Tagliareni, M.E., Malone, B. (2016). "Nursing Education Policy: The unending Debate over Entry into Practice and the New Debate over Doctoral Degrees." In D.J. Mason, J. K. Gardner, D.B,. Outlaw, F.H., O’Grady, E.T. (Eds), Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition. Elsevier Saunders, 566-574.


2018 Keynote: Are You Ready? Caring for Older Adults. Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL

2018 Caring for Older Adults; Using NLN Resources to Build Strong Staff Development Programs, NICHE Conference, Atlanta, GA

2018 Creating a Curriculum to Meet Workforce Trends for Practical Nursing Programs. Worcester, MA.

2017 Demystifying the Curriculum. NLN Summer Intensive, Washington, DC

2017 New Faculty Intensive, NLN, Washington, DC

2017 NLN Accelerating to Practice: Building a Strong Transition Program for Novice Nurses. NLN Summit, San Diego, CA

2016 NLN Integrating Geriatrics and Leadership Skills into the Practical Nursing Curriculum Regional Conferences: New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Washington, DC.

Curriculum Vitae