Mary McCurry

Mary McCurry, PhD


College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult




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University of Massachusetts AmherstBS in Zoology & Psychology
Bristol Community CollegeADN
University of Massachusetts DartmouthMSN
Boston CollegePhD in Nursing





Provides a framework for understanding the history and development of nursing science. The origins of scientific questions and methods of scholarly disciplines are explored. Sources of nursing knowledge, modes of inquiry, and models of scholarship are critically analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between philosophy, theory, research and practice.


Research interests

  • Teaching with technology/ millennial learners
  • Family caregivers
  • Decision-making
  • Nursing philosophy and theory

Select publications

  • Tyo, M., McCurry, M. K., Horowitz, J., Elliott, K.
    Predictors of Resilience and Burden in Family Caregivers of Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder
    Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • Tyo, M. & McCurry, M.
    An Integrative Review: Measuring Caregiver Burden in Family Caregivers of Care Recipients with Substance Abuse Disorder (SAD)
    Nursing Research
  • Corey, K., McCurry, M., Sethares, K., Bourbonierre, M., Hirschman, K., & Meghani, S.
    The Post-caregiving Health Model: A theoretical framework for understanding the health of former family caregivers of persons with dementia
    Advances in Nursing Science

Professor McCurry is a board-certified adult and acute care nurse practitioner. She has held numerous leadership positions in the college and has training and expertise in nursing education, multivariate statistics, advanced practice nursing and OUD.

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