Cathleen Colleran

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Colleran holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Education from Regis College, an MSN in Community Health Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a BSN from Husson College/Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Colleran is a past president for the American Nurses Association Massachusetts. In addition, she is a member in good standing of the Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Colleran is an LANP (Leadership for Academic Nursing Program) Fellow, 2014 and a Health Information Technology Scholars program (HITS) Faculty Scholar, 2009. Dr. Colleran was inducted into Husson University Alumni Hall of Fame, 2010 and is a 2010 recipient of the Foundation of National Student Nurses Association, Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship.

Dr. Colleran has extensive background in Quality & Safety in Nursing practice as evidenced by her participation in the QSEN National Forums.

Dr. Colleran has mentored both Master's students and doctoral candidates over the last several years.
Dr. Colleran is a Caritas Caring Science Coach

Her interests include Community/Public Health, Care of Veterans, Health Policy and Legislation.

Courses Taught

NURS 6053 - Interprofessional Organizations and Systems Leadership


DNP, Regis College

MSN, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

BSN, Husson College

Awards / Honors

Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship, ¥ Foundation of National Student Nurses Association, 2008


Colleran, C. C. (2017). Leadership & Advocacy in Nursing in the United States. . Trinity College