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Ellen Rearick, PhD, RN, CCM

Associate Professor, Chair

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-BSN 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. She has developed and teaches in our MSN in Nursing Case Management and Certificate programs.

Susan M. Mullaney, EdD, RN, CNE


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.

Lisa Thomas, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor, MSN Coordinator / Department of Nursing

Office: Hemenway Hall 308A
Phone Number: 508-626-4715
Email: Lthomas1@framingham.edu

BSN University of Massachusetts Lowell MA

MSN Northeastern University with a concentration in Pediatric Primary Care

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education Boston College

PhD University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA with a concentration in Nursing Education

Dr. Thomas has been a nurse educator for fifteen years. Her experience includes teaching at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. She is certified as a nurse educator through the National League of Nursing. Her research and publications are in the area of resilience in pre-licensure nursing students. Her clinical background includes specializing in pediatric hematology and oncology as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She also practiced as a pediatric primary care provider for over a decade.