Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP '11, NEA-BC, FAAN, is chief nurse emerita at Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also serves as the chair of, the Chief Nurse Council, Partners HealthCare System.  She serves as Chair of the MGH Institute Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ives Erickson earned her diploma in nursing from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN from Westbrook College, her MS from Boston University, and her Doctorate of Executive Nursing Practice from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a past Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, where her research was on the role of the Chief Nurse in integrated healthcare systems. 

While fostering nursing research within an interdisciplinary, professional practice model, Dr. Ives Erickson has developed new measures to evaluate innovations that influence professional nursing practice. She has developed The Revised Professional Practice Environment scale that is used to evaluate nurses’ and other clinicians’ perceptions and satisfaction with the professional practice environment in which they work. This psychometrically-accurate instrument is being used by more than 100 healthcare institutions, in fifteen countries, and has been translated into multiple languages including Chinese, Finnish, Turkish and Spanish.

She has published three books to advance nursing practice, research, and the importance of a narrative culture. In addition, as part of the MGH celebration of its 200th anniversary, she and colleagues published Nursing at Two Hundred: Massachusetts General Hospital. All four books have won awards.

Dr. Ives Erickson was recently appointed to the Magnet® nurse executive seat on the Commission on Magnet Recognition. She is the inaugural incumbent of the Paul M. Erickson Endowed Chair in Nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as vice chair on the Board of Trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions and is co-chair of the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine. Since 2008, she has been the lead nurse consultant for strategic collaboration in the creation of Jiahui International Hospital (JIH) in China’s Shanghai Province. 

Jeanette Ives Erickson, Marianne Ditomassi, Dorothy A. Jones, Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization: And Interdisciplinary Approach for Nurses from Massachusetts General Hospital. Sigma Theta Tau International (June 14, 2015).

Jeanette Ives Erickson, Marianne Ditomassi, Susan Sabia, Mary Ellen Smith, Fostering Clinical Success: Using Clinical Narratives for Interprofessional Team Partnerships from Massachusetts General. Sigma Theta Tau International (March 11, 2015).

Jeanette Ives Erickson, Dorothy A. Jones, Marianne Ditomassi, Fostering Nurse-led Care: Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader from Massachusetts General Hospital. Sigma Theta Tau International (October 5, 2012).

Jeanette Ives Erickson et al, Nursing at Two Hundred: Massachusetts General Hospital. MGH (2011).

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