Patricia Rissmiller

Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of Graduate Nursing
  • School of Nursing

S342

(617) 521-2133

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Education

  • BSN Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • MSN Boston University, Boston Mass
  • DNSc Boston University, Boston Mass

License/Certifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • PNP- BC

About Me

Patricia Rissmiller is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program

Area of Expertise

  • Maternal Child Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice

What I Teach

  • I currently teach across both the Masters and Doctoral Level, both on site and on line.
  • I coordinate and teach the research sequence as well as Promotion and Health Care Systems.
  • I have a particular interest in facilitating research dissemination for both Masters and Doctoral level students. As a course outcome several students have presented posters at national and local conferences as well as published in scholarly journals.

Community Engagement

  • I serve on the Harvard School of Public Health Advisory Board for the Maternal Child Health Program. The Graduate program has a Dual Degree program in collaboration with HSPH.
  • I am a faculty consultant on the Maternal Child Health Funded grant for Leadership Training in Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Disorders at Children's Hospital, Boston.
  • I serve as the faculty counselor and board member for Sigma Theta Tau the honorary nursing organization.

Publications/Presentations

My main objective is to facilitate student publication and dissemination. These projects are in collaborative projects with students.

Publications

  • Astaruta, S., Caruso, L., Barron, A., Rissmiller,P.( 2016). The lived experience of women’s sexual Health after hematopoietic cell transplant. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43, 754-759.
  • Mackay, M., Glynn, D, McVey, C.& Rissmiller,P.,(2017). Nurse practitioner residency programs and transition to practice. Nursing Forum, 53(6).

Presentations

  • Ethical Issues of Newborn Screening. Invited presentation. LEND Program. Boston Children's Hospital.
  • Interpersonal Violence and IPV. World Challenge. Simmons University

Awards

  • Simmons University
    School of Nursing and Health Sciences 2008
    Community Participation Award
  • Toby Sloan Faculty Award
    Simmons University
    2012