Gerri-Lyn Boyden

Gerri-Lyn Boyden '20

Full Time Lecturer

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Community



Dion 318E


2020University of Massachusetts DartmouthMSN
1996University of Rhode IslandBSN
1991University of Rhode IslandBA


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Health Assessment


Research activities

  • Integrative Review - Psychological Trauma Among Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Strategies for Healing and Resilience.
  • Paper Presentation - Student Resilience in Nursing Education: A Theory Synthesis. Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, March 2022.
  • Dissertation (in Process) - Understanding Resilience Among Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Study


Research interests

  • Psychological Resilience & Trauma
  • Co-Occurring Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders
  • Mobile Applications for Psychological Well-being
  • Humanistic Nursing Education
  • De-escalation Skills in Nursing Education and Clinical Practice

Select publications

  • Boyden, G. (2018).
    The need for price transparency in healthcare
    Massachusetts Report on Nursing/Massachusetts American Nursing Association, 16(3), 14.

Gerri-Lyn Boyden is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse with over 25 years of clinical expertise. She is actively practicing in acute adult mental health and substance use disorder care.

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