Jacqueline Somerville RN, PhD, FAAN

Caritas Coach®
Visiting Scholar at Boston College William Connell School of Nursing

Jacqueline G. Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN is an accomplished nurse executive and Caritas Coach® experienced in nursing practice development and management.

In her current role as Faculty Associate with the Watson Caring Science Institute she hopes to advance health through theory infused and evidence informed care across health care systems. In addition she serves as Clinical Research Assistant Professor at Boston College William Connell School of Nursing.

Her previous roles have included:

  • Chief Nurse Executive, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of the Watson Caring Science Institute
  • Associate Chief Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Interim Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President Patient Care Services and Director of Preoperative Nursing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Senior Consultant for the Center for Case Management
  • Vice Chair for Surgical Nursing at New England Medical Center

A graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, she received her Master of Science degree in nursing administration from Boston University and her PhD in nursing from Boston College. Her dissertation focused on development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument to measure patients’ perceptions of feeling “known” by their nurses.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member of the International Association for Human Caring and a reviewer for the journal, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, The Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association.