Dr. Hillier is a pediatric nurse who joined the faculty full time in 2018. Prior to this, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island as a simulation educator.
She has worked for over 25 years in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children's Hospital, where she holds a staff nurse position and is a faculty member of the Boston Children's Hospital SIMPeds program. Her responsibilities in the School of Nursing include teaching in the Maternal Child Health and Immersion course in the Accelerated BSN program.
DNP, Regis College, Weston, MA
MSN, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
BSN, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Mott, S., Fogg, N., Foote, N., Hillier, M., Lewis, D. A., McDowell, B. M., Saundlers, K., Taylor, J. T., Wiggins, S., Ivey, J. B., O’Brien Benedetto, C., Hosang Beam, P., McKnight, K. B., Taha, A. A., & Vann-Patterson, A. (2018). Society of Pediatric Nurses’ Core Competencies for the Pediatric Nurse. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 38, 142-144, doi.org:/10.1016./j.pedn.2017.11.006.
Hillier, M. January 16, 2018. Los Angeles, CA. Nursing 101: A Revolutionary Way to Teach the Nursing Process. Rapid Fire Innovation Session for New Nurses. International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care, IMSH 2018.
Hillier, M. July 29, 2017. Dublin, Ireland. Newly Licensed Nurses' Experiences with End-Of-Life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference
Hillier, M., McGrane, C., & Jalbert, BA. June 22, 2017. Washington, DC. A Revolutionary Way to Teach the Nursing Process: Utilizing Simulation in Nursing 101. INACSL-International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning. 2nd place poster.
Hillier, M. & Kellish, A. April 7, 2017. West Palm Beach, Florida. Utilizing Standardized Patients to Support Novice Pediatric Nurses with End-of-Life Care. Society of Pediatric Nursing Annual Conference.