Faculty

Susan M. Mullaney, EdD, RN, CNE

Professor/Chair Nursing Department

Office: Hemenway Annex 322
Phone Number: 508-626-4938
Email: smullaney@framingham.edu

BSN University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
MA Framingham State College, Framingham, MA (Healthcare Administration)
MS University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA (Adult Acute Care, Clinical Specialist)
EdD Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Healthcare Education, concentration in Nursing Education)

Dr. Mullaney has been teaching at Framingham State University since the fall of 2008, primarily in the MSN program teaching the leadership concentration courses and a few of the core courses.  Nursing education has been her focus for the past 35 years, and she also worked in staff development at Framingham Union Hospital (FUH) for 5 years.  Prior to that, Dr. Mullaney was an assistant nurse manager on a surgical floor at FUH. Her research interests include nursing leadership and management development and herd immunity in populations.

Annmarie Samar, PhD, MSN, RN

Professor

Office: Hemenway Hall 320B
Phone Number: 508-626-4716
Email: asamar@framingham.edu

BSN Worcester State College
MSN University of Rhode Island
PhD University of Massachusetts Worcester/Amherst

Dr. Samar’s early nursing career included critical care nursing, critical care staff development, and clinical specialist roles. She moved into administration with positions of assistant vice president for clinical nursing and vice president for nursing. She has taught in pre-licensure programs and graduate programs with specialization in nursing administration, cardiac nursing, nursing education and community/public health for over 20 years. Dr. Samar has served as nursing department chair and graduate program coordinator.  She currently holds certification as Nurse Executive, Advanced and Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with a current clinical focus in substance use disorder.

Ruth Remington, PhD, AGPCNP-BC

Professor

Office: Hemenway Hall 320C
Phone Number: 508-626-4714
Email: rremington@framingham.edu

BSN Rutgers University, Newark NJ
MS University of Massachusetts Worcester (Adult Primary Care)
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst and Worcester (Nursing)

Dr. Remington is a nurse practitioner with extensive experience in the nursing care of older adults. She has taught in pre-licensure, RN-to-BS and graduate nursing programs and is currently teaching Introduction to Nursing Research and Secondary Prevention at FSU. Her research has included the study of the effect of nutrition and nutritional supplements on cognition, non-pharmacological interventions to reduce agitation in nursing home residents, primary care models in long-term care, and the patient experience. She received the FSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship or Creative work in 2017 and the Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the American Nurses Association Massachusetts in 2018.

Cynthia Francis Bechtel, PhD, RN, CNE

Professor Nursing/Coordinator MSN Program

Office: Hemenway Hall 308A
Phone Number: 508-626-4997
Email: cbechtel@framingham.edu

Diploma Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, Allentown, PA
BS Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA (Nursing)
MS Regis College, Weston, MA (Nursing administration)
PhD University of Massachusetts Worcester, Worcester, MA (Nursing )

Dr. Bechtel is an experienced nurse educator with more than 25 years teaching students in a variety of nursing settings including practical nursing, diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and master's programs, as well as teaching EMTs and paramedic students.  She coordinates the MSN program and teaches the nursing education courses and the technology and policy courses.  Dr. Bechtel has a passion for incorporating technology and simulation into healthcare and education.  Previously, she worked in emergency and ICU nursing as well as 20 years on the Southborough Fire Department as a pre-hospital provider.   Follow her on Twitter @cfbechtel

Ellen Rearick, PhD, RN, CCM

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway Annex 326
Phone Number: 508-626-4713
Email: erearick@framingham.edu

ASN Quinsigamond Community College
BSN University of Massachusetts,Amherst
MSN University of Massachusetts, Worcester (Nurse Education)

PhD University of Massachusetts,Worcester 

Dr. Rearick’s practice has included acute care, skilled home care and elder services.  As a certified Case Manager, she has provided community-based professional case management for individuals with developmental disabilities and young adults with special health care needs. Dr. Rearick has taught in traditional pre-licensure, accelerated BSN and RN-to-BSM programs with a focus on Introduction to Professional Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Chronic Illness; at the graduate level she has taught Nurse Educator Courses as well as Nursing Research.