Katherine Rosa, PhD, CNP, FNP-BC

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Instructor, Mind Body Health and Healing
(617) 643-6056
Office Location: 
Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, 4th floor, 151 Merrimac Street, Boston MA

Katherine Rosa is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner who has worked in primary care with patients of all ages and taught at UMass Lowell in their graduate nursing programs. She earned her BS in nursing from Northeastern University, her MSN from University of Lowell, and her PhD in nursing from Boston College.

Her research work focuses on understanding how the human connection within the nurse-patient relationship fosters healing while living with chronic illness. She received a Connell Nursing Research Scholar Award from the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at MGH for this work. As well, she is a long time practitioner and recognized teacher of Therapeutic Touch®. She has extensive experience teaching individuals and groups on meditation, relaxation techniques, and the practice of Therapeutic Touch®.

Research Interests

Her area of research is nurse-patient relations that promote health and healing when living with a chronic illness. She discovered the Process of Healing Transformations Model. She is currently developing and testing a tool to measure the phenomenon of nurse patient relationship as healing transformations.


BSN, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA
PhD, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Carroll, S. M. & Rosa, K. C. (November-December 2016). "Role and image of nursing in children’s literature: A qualitative media analysis." Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31, 141-151.

Rosa, K. C. (June 2016). "Integrative review of Newman praxis relationship with persons with chronic illness." Nursing Science Quarterly, 29(3), 211-218. 

Rosa, K. C. (April 2011). "The process of healing transformations: A model for advanced practice." Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29(4), 292-301.

Rosa, K. C. & Suong, M. (October/December 2009). "Recognizing health with pregnant Cambodian American women by finding meaning in relationship." Advances in Nursing Science, 32(4), 322-337.

Rosa, K. (October 2006).  "A process model of healing and personal transformation in persons with chronic skin wounds." Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(4), 349-358.




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