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




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Introduction to the discipline of professional nursing. Learners will examine individual values and beliefs in relation to foundational concepts, including the nursing process, and behaviors that define the discipline. The purpose of course is to build a foundation of self as nurse. The emphasis is placed on socializing the learner as an active, developing professional within the legal and ethical context and dimensions of the discipline. Learners will explore the relationship to self, individuals, families and communities utilizing the art of nursing presence and therapeutic communication. The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice were used to build this course.


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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