Patricia Reidy, DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP
Patricia Reidy joined the nursing faculty at MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2004.
She is a board certified family nurse practitioner with extensive clinical, managerial, and teaching experience in community health centers. She continues her clinical practice at the Family Health Center of Worcester.
Dr. Reidy is Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Program Director for the Advance Practice Graduate and CAS Programs. She is currently teaching theory and clinical courses for advanced practice in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She received the Institute's Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.
She has been instrumental in creating the simulation labs on campus. Thanks to her efforts the Institute was awarded a Laerdal SimMan Patient Simulator from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in 2009. Using a separate grant to develop critical learning situations, Dr. Reidy and colleagues created the home health care simulation setting at the Institute.
In 2014 Dr. Reidy received the largest program grant ever awarded to the MGH Institute. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its highly competitive Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) program, the three-year grant of almost $1 million supported Dr. Reidy’s work to create a series of interprofessional education opportunities designed to prepare the school’s graduates to provide team-based care to patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Her scholarship interests include; workforce development and collaborative practice, human patient simulation in nursing education and maternal child health with vulnerable populations.
Myers, J.S., Reidy, P., French, B., McHale, J., Chisholm, M., & Griffin,M. (2009). Safety concerns of hospital-based new-to-practice RNs and their Preceptors. Accepted for publication: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Cashman, S.B. Reidy, P. Cody, K. Lemay, C. (2004) Developing and measuring progress towards collaborative, integrated, interdisciplinary health care teams. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 18, 183-196.
Cashman, S. Lemay, C. Savageau, J. Reidy, P. (2004) Effect of a low Cost intervention on recording body mass index in patient charts. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 36:4, 312-315.
2008 Myers, J.S. and Reidy, P. Development of a Clinical Simulation Program: From Innovation to Diffusion, 34th Annual NONPF Meeting, April 10-13.
2002 Lemay, C., Cashman, S., Savageau, J., Kinney, R., Reidy, P. Effect of a low Cost intervention on recording body mass index in patient charts. The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA, November 8-13.
RN, Fall River Diploma School of Nursing
BSN, Fitchburg State College
MS, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
DNP, University of Massachusetts, Amherst