Eleonor Pusey-Reid, DNP, RN, M.Ed., is an Associate Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in the School of Nursing and has served mostly in a faculty/academic leadership role for more than 29 years and as a clinician in Critical Care Nursing for 30 years. She displays a passion for teaching Adult Health, Evidence-Based Practice, and Leadership in Nursing to prelicensure students. She has extensive experience (over 29 years) in curriculum development and Instruction, innovative teaching methodology, and evaluation of students learning. She is a Steering Committee member of the School of Nursing - Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

Dr. Pusey-Reid has also served in nursing academia locally and internationally (Latin America – Costa Rica; Mexico; Dominican Republic), in a leadership post, and as Visiting Professor. Her clinical specialty is in Adult Critical Care. Her scholarship and life work interest lie in working with students of untapped potential, addressing racial microaggression, and advocating for making invisible labor visible for minoritized faculty. Her commitment to nursing education and her passion for nursing has led her to serve as a Board of Registered Nursing Member and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leadership Network (DEILN). 

She earned her Bachelor’s degree (BS) from the Universidad de Montemorelos (Mexico) – Masters of Science (MS) from the Loma Linda University in California – Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) from Atlantic Union College, and finally her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with an emphasis in Education from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Pusey-Reid’s current research focuses on Black students' experiences with Microaggressions teaching clinical reasoning and clinical judgment and how to increase the representation of dark skin tones in nursing literature. Previous research interests are on emotional intelligence as an admission criterion to nursing programs, optimizing NCLEX-RN pass rate using an educational microsystems improvement approach, and the intersection of climate change and COVID-19. 

  • BSN, Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico
  • MS, in Nursing, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 
  • MEd, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA 
  • DNP, MGH Institute of Health Professions 

Research Interests

Racial microaggression, Representation of dark skin tone in nursing literature, Untapped student potential, Emotional intelligence as an admission criterion.


Peer-Reviewed Poster/Podium Presentations and Abstracts

Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C., Reidy, P. & Tagliareni, M. E. (2021). The journey towards social justice and equity in a school of nursing [Poster presentation]. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Transform 2021 Conference. Dallas, TX. December 2021

Gona, C., Pusey-Reid, E., Reidy, P. & Tagliareni, M. E. (2021). Navigating the road to racial justice and equity in a school of nursing: A faculty development program. [Podium presentation]. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). 47th Annual Conference. Virtual. Accepted Spring 2021

Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C., Gall, G. & Lussier-Duynstee, P. Microaggression in Nursing: Experiences of Black Nursing Students at Predominantly White Institutions [Poster presentation]. 2021 Spring Conference-Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN). Virtual. March 25, 2021

Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C., Gall, G. & Lussier-Duynstee, P. The experience of black students at a predominantly white institution. [Poster presentation]. 2020 AACN's Diversity Symposium. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Virtual. December 2-3, 2020

Pusey-Reid, E. Creating a culture for success: A framework for addressing untapped potential in students. [Poster presentation]. 2020     Fall Conference-Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN). Virtual. October 22, 2020    

Gona, C., Pusey-Reid, E., Lussier-Duynstee, P. & Gall, G.  The challenges and strategies for success for nurse practitioner students from diverse backgrounds. [Poster presentation]. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). 42nd Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. April 15, 2016

Peer Reviewed Publications

Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C., Lussier-Duynstee, P. & Gall, G. (2022). Microaggressions: Black students’ experiences - A qualitative study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 40, 73-78.

MacDonald, A. & Pusey-Reid, E. (2022). Writing effective and equitable academic policies for nursing programs. Nurse Educator. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001195

Nicholas, P., Evans, L., Pusey-Reid, E. & Gona, C. (2021). The intersection of climate change and health: An explication of the future of nursing 2020-2030 and charting a path to achieve health equity. Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, 3(2), 10-17.

Pusey-Reid, E., Quinn, L. & Foley, C. A. (2021). Review of COVID-19 for Nurses. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(5), 297-302, 333.

Zang, S.M, Benjenk, I., Breakey, S., Pusey-Reid, E. & Nicholas, P. K.  (2021). The intersection of climate change with the era of COVID-19. Public Health Nursing. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12866

Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C. & MacDonald, A. (2021). Creating a culture of success: A framework for addressing at-risk students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 37(3), 598-605.

Gona, C., Pusey-Reid, E., Lussier-Duynstee, P. & Gall, G. (2019). The experiences of black nursing alumni at a predominantly white institution. Nurse Educator, 44(6), 312-315.

Pusey-Reid, E. (2018). Patient readiness for PACU discharge. Nursing2018 Critical Care, 13(5), 31-34.   

Oliver, B., Pomerleau, M., Potter, M. L., Phillips, A. B., Carpenter, S., Ciesielski, S. M., Pusey-Reid, E. A., Marcous, A. & Grobecker, P. A. (2018). Optimizing NCLEX-RN pass rate performance using an educational microsystems improvement approach, Journal of Nursing Education, 57(5), 265-274.                     

Pusey-Reid, E. (2014). Preventing postoperative pneumonia. Nursing2014 Critical Care, 9(4), 42-47.

Books and chapters

Nicholas, P.K., Breakey, S., Winter, S., Pusey-Reid, E. & Viamonte-Ros, A. M. (2015). Climate change, climate justice, and environmental health issues. In S. Breakey, I. B. Corless, N. L. Meedzan & P. K. Nicholas (Eds.), Global health nursing in the 21st century (pp. 25-40). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Imperio, K. & Pusey-Reid, E. (2006). Cognitive and Neurological Function. In Meiner, S. E., & Lueckenotte. (3rd ed.), Gerontologic Nursing (pp. 653-692). St. Louis: Mosby.

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