Nurses With Disabilities: Professional Issues and Job Retention

Nurses With Disabilities: Professional Issues and Job Retention
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FNP-BC

Key Features:
  • Provides solutions regarding professional issues faced by nurses with disabilities
  • Helps nurse recruiters and administrators clarify and strengthen retention strategies
  • Features the voices of nurses with disabilities, nurse leaders, recruitment specialists, and patients
  • Buttressed by four research studies and written by the leading researcher in the field
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FNP-BC, is professor and associate dean at Quinnipiac University School of Nursing in Hamden, Connecticut. She earned her BSN from Rutgers University, her MSN from San Jose State University, and her PhD in nursing from George Mason University. She received a post-master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) from Marymount University. She is a board- certified family nurse practitioner and is also certified in rehabilitation nursing, home health nursing, and rheumatology. She also works at Care Medica Family Practice and Internal Medicine in her FNP role. Dr. Neal- Boylan has over 30 years of direct clinical experience and 15 years in nursing education. She has held various leadership positions in nursing throughout the years. She has authored and/or edited almost 100 peer- reviewed publications including seven books. Dr. Neal-Boylan’s research focus has been on the nursing workforce, most recently concerning registered nurses with disabilities and retired volunteer nurses. However, she has also published on topics related to geriatric patient care, the nurse practitioner role, and chronic illness.