Eleonor Pusey-Reid, DNP, RN, M.Ed., is an Associate Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in the School of Nursing and has served mostly in a faculty/academic leadership role for more than 29 years and as a clinician in Critical Care Nursing for 30 years. She displays a passion for teaching Adult Health, Evidence-Based Practice, and Leadership in Nursing to prelicensure students. She has extensive experience (over 29 years) in curriculum development and Instruction, innovative teaching methodology, and evaluation of students learning. She is a Steering Committee member of the School of Nursing - Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

Dr. Pusey-Reid has also served in nursing academia locally and internationally (Latin America – Costa Rica; Mexico; Dominican Republic), in a leadership post, and as Visiting Professor. Her clinical specialty is in Adult Critical Care. Her scholarship and life work interest lie in working with students of untapped potential, addressing racial microaggression, and advocating for making invisible labor visible for minoritized faculty. Her commitment to nursing education and her passion for nursing has led her to serve as a Board of Registered Nursing Member and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leadership Network (DEILN). 

She earned her Bachelor’s degree (BS) from the Universidad de Montemorelos (Mexico) – Masters of Science (MS) from the Loma Linda University in California – Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) from Atlantic Union College, and finally her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with an emphasis in Education from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Pusey-Reid’s current research focuses on Black students' experiences with Microaggressions teaching clinical reasoning and clinical judgment and how to increase the representation of dark skin tones in nursing literature. Previous research interests are on emotional intelligence as an admission criterion to nursing programs, optimizing NCLEX-RN pass rate using an educational microsystems improvement approach, and the intersection of climate change and COVID-19. 

  • BSN, Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico
  • MS, in Nursing, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 
  • MEd, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA 
  • DNP, MGH Institute of Health Professions 

Racial microaggression, Representation of dark skin tone in nursing literature, Untapped student potential, Emotional intelligence as an admission criterion.

Dr. Pusey-Reid has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Pusey-Reid's publications on ResearchGate or in her CV. 

Microaggressions: Black students’ experiences - A qualitative study. 

Writing effective and equitable academic policies for nursing programs. 

The intersection of climate change with the era of COVID-19. 

Creating a culture of success: A framework for addressing at-risk students. 

The experiences of black nursing alumni at a predominantly white institution. 


see researchgate profile


In addition, Dr. Pusey-Reid regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

The journey towards social justice and equity in a school of nursing at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Transform 2021 Conference. 

Navigating the road to racial justice and equity in a school of nursing: A faculty development program at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 47th Annual Conference. 

Microaggression in Nursing: Experiences of Black Nursing Students at Predominantly White Institutions at the 2021 Spring Conference-Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN). 

The experience of black students at a predominantly white institution at the 2020 AACN's Diversity Symposium American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 

Creating a culture for success: A framework for addressing untapped potential in students at the 2020 Fall Conference-Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN). 

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Awards and Honors

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Leadership Award, 2022

First awarded by the Office of the President in 2022, the purpose of this award is to honor a distinguished Institute faculty or staff member or group consisting of faculty and/or staff members who have a sustained commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion at our institution and beyond.

Examples of JEDI leadership include but are not limited to demonstrating a long-standing record of: mentoring marginalized and minoritized students, supporting their peers and colleagues in engaging JEDI issues as well as those who experience marginalization, conducting research on equity and social justice