Dorothy A. Jones


School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award (1997)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN, is a Professor of Adult Health at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, where she formerly served as Chair of the Adult Health Department from 1995 to 1999. She also is a senior nurse scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and president of the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Jones previously was the president of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. Her research interests include a NIH-funded study focusing on patients' recovery at home following ambulatory surgery, theory development related to Margaret Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness, evaluation research, and instrument development.

Jones's accomplished career has led to recognition, including Boston College's Teaching Excellence Award in 2005, Partners Award for Excellence in Practice in 1998 and 2003, the Indiana University School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award in 1997, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award in 2000. She received her B.S.N. from Long Island University and Brooklyn Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, New York, and earned her MSN and Ed.D from Indiana University and Boston University respectively.