Brenna Morse, PhD, FNP-BC, NCSN, CNE, PMGT-BC, FNASN, FAAN
- Associate Professor
Dr. Morse is a doctorally prepared nurse researcher holding four board certifications: Nationally Certified School Nurse (National Board for Certification of School Nurses), Certified Nurse Educator (National League for Nursing), Pain Management Nurse (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and Family Nurse Practitioner (American Nurses Credentialing Center). Dr. Morse was recently inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of School Nursing in recognition of her superior achievements in school health and contributions to the school nursing specialty. She is also the past-president and a current board member of the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. Dr. Morse conducts research related to pediatric pain and school health in both the community and acute care settings. She has taught nursing courses across foundational and specialized topics, including pharmacology, health assessment, nursing fundamentals, community health, acute care, and pediatrics. Dr. Morse currently provides direct nursing care to children with painful conditions on a part-time basis at Boston Children's Hospital.
Dr. Morse has multiple programs of research related to pediatric pain, complex conditions, the school nursing workforce, and nursing education. Dr. Morse is a devoted mentor to the next generation of nurse scientists and is always happy to hear from students who may like to be involved!
Morse, B., Anderson, L., Combe, L.G., Delack, S., Ondeck, L., Homme, C. (2022.) United States school nursing job analysis. Journal of School Nursing. 38(2) 126-137. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840520930075
Morse, B., Serna R.W., LaLumiere, M., Rogal, M., Foley, K., Lombardo, M., Manganello, C., Pugh, V., Veloz, A., Solodiuk, J., Mauskar, S. (2021). Leveraging parent pain perspectives to improve pain practices for children with medical complexity. Pain Management Nursing. 22(2), 169-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2020.11.011
Morse, B., Solodiuk, J.C., Greco, C., Mauskar, S., Hauer, J. (2020). Initial validation of GRASP: A differential diagnoses algorithm for children with medical complexity and an unknown source of pain. Hospital Pediatrics. 10(8), 633-640. https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2019-0322
Quinn, B.L., Lee, S., Bhagat, J., Keeler, E., Holman, D., Rogal, M. (2020). A retrospective review of school nurse approaches to assessing pain. Pain Management Nursing. 21(3), 233-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2019.08.007
Quinn, B.L., Solodiuk, J.C., Morril, D., Mauskar, S. (2018). Pain in nonverbal children with medical complexity: A two-year retrospective study. American Journal of Nursing, 118(8) 28-37. DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000544137.55887.5a