One of my top priorities as your chief nurse is to support you in your professional development and growth. Whether you desire to transition from an intermediate unit to a critical or specialty care unit, further your skills and knowledge through a certification or degree program, lead an initiative to improve patient care or move into a leadership role, I want to ensure that you have the tools and resources you need.

As BWH nurses, we are lifelong learners. The Mairead Hickey Nurse Fellowship in Nursing Leadership, the Mary Lou Moore Nursing Scholarship and the Clinical Nurse Leader master’s program in partnership with Regis College are just a few of the opportunities the Department of Nursing offers to help nurses achieve their professional goals. Also, the Nora McDonough Newly Licensed Nurse Program is designed to be the foundation of our new nurses’ successful careers and personal growth.

In addition, all staff are encouraged to seek ongoing education opportunities by taking advantage of the hospital’s tuition reimbursement program.

Professional development, education and role development opportunities like these are critical to the tenets of any professional practice and align with the Magnet model component of Structural Empowerment. I am committed to ensuring these opportunities continue at the Brigham and to creating new opportunities to help you reach your highest potential.

With warm regards,




Madelyn Pearson, MSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services