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Johnson, Patricia

Senior Faculty
Program Chair, School Nurse Education
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
School Nurse Education
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Participation in:

  • Faculty Senate (2003 and 2004)
  • New Student Orientations
  • Workshop Presentations
  • Faculty and Program Coordinator Monthly Meetings
  • Development of New Program/ Graduate Certificates
  • School of Education:  Chairperson of Subcommittees on the Independent Learning Project Manual and Subcommittee on Student Retention Initiatives
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer for Hingham Board of Health Influenza Clinic
  • Alzheimer Disease Caretaker Respite Provider/ Volunteer at Grove Manor Assisted Living Facility ( physical limitations and memory impaired population)
  • CRP/FBOA/AED/First Aid Instructor @ Hingham Community Schools Program and for  the AHA through Eastern Medical Educators and Emerald Medical Educators
  • Member/Participant in the Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corp. (for disaster/emergency availability within the Southern N.E. area year round.
  • United States Tennis Association Member (USTA) playing 4-5 times weekly
  • Scorekeeper for the Women’s Doubles South Shore Tennis Association
  • Ballroom Dancing Student
Courses Taught

Cambridge College
ESN691-2  Professional Seminar I and Professional Seminar II
ESN800 Independent Learning Project
ESN660 Principles, Process and Practices of School Health Management
ESN710 Dealing with Grief and Loss: The Role of Educators/ School Nurses
ESN780 School Nurse Leadership in the School and Community
ESN592 Developmental Leadership for School Nurses (NBCSN Exam Prep)
EED553 Wellness:  Understanding the Dynamics of a Healthy Lifestyle
EHE660 Promoting Mental Health Through School-Based Interventions

Quincy College
Human Behavior
Growth and Development
Nutrition Through the Lifespan

Northeastern University (School Health Institute) and St. Anselm College
National School Nurse Certification Preparation Workshop


A.S./ R.N. (1991-93) - Laboure College, Boston - Nursing Science
Ed.D.  (1985-87) - University of Massachusetts, Amherst - School Administration, Policy and Research
CAGS (1982-84) - Bridgewater State College - School Administration
M.Ed. (1977-79) - University of Massachusetts, Boston - Psychological Counseling
B.A. (1961-65) - Suffolk University - Major: English, Minors: Ed. and Psychology

Professional Certifications/Licenses:

  • Registered Nursing License in the state of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Department of Education Certification as a School Nurse
  • Certification as a Childbirth Educator through PCE
  • Certification as a CPR, FBOA, AED, and First Aid  Trainer through the American Heart Association
Professional Experience

Having worked as a secondary English teacher, guidance counselor, and middle school principal, I recently retired from public school education with 35 years of experience.  My last 10 years were spent in the combined position of Health Education Coordinator and high school Registered Nurse in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Research & Publications
  • NASN Conference Poster Presentation 2004 (A Black and White Decision)
  • NASN Conference Poster Presentation 2009 (School Nurse Validation Through National School Nurse Certification)
  • St. Anselm’s College, Nashua, N.H.  School Nursing Conference ( Preparing for the National School Nurse Certification Examination) All Day Preconference Workshop
Selected Presentations

Presented  at the National Association for School Nurses’ Annual Conference (2003) in the Poster Presentation Program, and have helped numerous students in my graduate program  gain the confidence and acquire the  skills to also present at school nursing conferences  both locally and nationally.

National Association for School Nurses’ Annual Conference (2009) in Boston, Massachusetts: The Changing Face of School Nursing: Professional Validation Through National  School Nursing Certification 
Presented workshops on preparing and successfully sitting for the National School Nurse Certification Examination
Presented at the New England School Nurses Association Annual Conference in May 2011 in Plymouth, MA.  Topic:  Professional School Nursing Growth and Development Options

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • NEA-MTA  (National Education Association and Massachusetts Teachers Association)
  • MSNA  (Massachusetts School Nurses Association)
  • NASN   (National Association of School Nurses)
  • AHA Instructor
  • RSCMEA (Retired State,County, and Municiple Employees Association)
  • Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • MAPEHRD (Massachusetts Association for  Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance)