In 2015, Jessica graduated with honors, earning her BSN degree from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She moved to the Boston area with her husband, who is a graduate student at MIT. Jessica passed the NCLEX Nursing exam on her first try and for the past several years she worked as a staff nurse on a medical surgical unit. In September 2017 Jessica matriculated to the Northeastern University Nursing PhD Program as a full time, post-BSN student. She has excelled academically and as a teaching assistant for our undergraduate program. For 2018-19 she will be a TA/RA for Dr. Lisa Duffy who is an expert in neurological nursing and studies young adult patients with multiple sclerosis. Jessica is an excellent writer and prior to her doctoral program, she was an author on three non-refereed clinical publications. Jessica has a strong interest in autoimmune diseases and long-term conditions as well as in the health and well-being of older adults. This summer, she is completing a research practicum in the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, working with a post-doctorate nurse scientist under the guidance of Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: The dissertation title is not yet decided upon as this is still in development.