Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FAAN

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Program Innovation, Professor
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
(617) 726-3138
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Leslie Neal-Boylan is Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Innovation in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute.  She oversees the development and design of initiatives that advance nursing education and improved health outcomes. She is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health.

Dr. Neal-Boylan is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is also certified in rehabilitation nursing.

Her research focuses on the nursing workforce, most recently nurses and nursing students with disabilities. She leads the Nurses with Disabilities Campaign. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters. Dr. Neal-Boylan is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Research Interests

Dr. Neal-Boylan's program of research is focused on the nursing workforce, most recently nurses with disabilities.


BSN, Nursing, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
MS in Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
PhD in Nursing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Post-master's certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Marymount University, Arlington, VA


Neal-Boylan, L. & Miller, M. (2016). Treat me like everyone else: The experience of nurses who had disabilities while in school. Nurse Educator. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000348

Schmidt, B., MacWilliams, B., & Neal-Boylan, L. (2016). Becoming inclusive: A code of conduct for inclusion and diversity. Journal of Professional Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.08.014

Neal-Boylan, L., & Miller, M. (2015). Registered nurses with disabilities: Legal rights and responsibilities. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, doi: 10. 1111/jnu.12128.

Neal-Boylan, L. (2014). Nurses with Disabilities: Their job descriptions and work expectations. Rehabilitation Nursing, 39(4), 169-177.

Neal-Boylan, L., Hopkins, A., Skeete, R., Hartmann, S. B., Iezzoni, L. I., & Nunez-Smith, M. (2012). The career trajectories of health care professionals practicing with permanent disabilities. Academic Medicine, 87(2), 172-178.

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Curriculum Vitae