About Colleen McGauley, NP

Colleen’s passion is caring for children and families to help improve their quality of life through patient education, partnership, and evidence-based practice. Colleen has a sincere interest in the orthopaedic population and assisting patients through the initial diagnosis, preoperative, and postoperative course. Colleen collaborates and coordinates care with the Children's Orthopaedics team.

Colleen completed her graduate and undergraduate studies at Boston College. In 2019, she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Colleen has worked at the MGH since 2015 as a pediatric intensive care nurse. Through her critical care and outpatient surgical experience, she is able to provide holistic and comprehensive care to patients across the lifespan. Colleen has participated in numerous research and international learning experiences throughout her professional and academic career.

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Mass General - Boston

55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114
Appointments: 617-726-8523

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington Street
6th South
Newton, MA 02462
Appointments: 617-726-8523

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Medical Education

  • MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), Boston College
  • BS in Nursing, Boston College

Research & Publications

Research & Publications:

  • Callans, K., Kelleher, A., Whalen, K., Cataldo, J., Tavares, N., Hardiman, W., McGauley, C. (2018). A pilot study to evaluate the use of vidscrip. Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses Research Day, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • McGauley, C., Davies, K., Hozjan, I., Schwarz, W., & Dwyer, A. (2018). International survey examining structure, process & outcomes of transitional care for young adults with chronic endocrine disorders: A research protocol. Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Conference (PENS), Bonita Springs, Florida.
  • McGauley, C., McLaughlin, D., Tavares, N., Chandler, A., Samiotes, J., Croll, L., Capasso, V. (2018). Are heparin flushes the most effective intervention for reducing the incidence of central line thrombosis in the pediatric intensive care unit? Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses Research Day, Boston, MA.
  • Structure, process, and outcomes of transitional care in endocrinology: Pilot results from the INTERnational Study of Endocrine Care during Transition to adult-oriented care (INTERSECT). C McGauley, H Shen, L de Graaff, M Hauschild, AA Dwyer. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. San Francisco, USA-March 2020 (Virtual meeting, COVID-19) J Endocr Soc, Vol 4, Issue Supplement 1, April-May 2020.
  • Ye, L., Jeon, S., McGauley, C., Owens, R. (2014). Sleeping pills for hospitalized patients: Perceptions from patients and clinicians. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189: A5049.
  • Ye, L., Jeon, S., McGauley, C., Owens, R. Sleeping Pills for Hospitalized Patients: Perceptions from Patients and Clinicians. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Diego, California, May 20, 2014.