Sandra Mott, PhD, CPN, RN-BC

Sandra R. Mott, PhD, RN-BC, CPN

Nurse Scientist and Research Consultant

Medical Services


  • Nursing
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
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Experience and Education

Professional History

Dr. Mott currently serves as a Nurse Scientist and Research Consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Program and Co-director of the Nurse Science Fellowship as part of the Academy of Scholarship and Clinical Inquiry. Her expertise is in qualitative research with many years teaching and conducting studies using various qualitative methods. Currently she provides mentorship to nurses in the Nurse Science Fellowship for their qualitative studies and projects.

For more than 34 years, Dr. Mott was Associate Professor at the Boston College, William. F. Connell School of Nursing. She served as a Department Chair from 1990-1995 and 2003-2008. Her teaching, service, and scholarly pursuits include innovative integration of theory and concepts related to Nursing Health Assessment, Health Promotion and Growth and Development through the Life Span; creative revision of a Child Health Theory course to be more conceptual and family-focused; mentoring faculty and serving as role model for faculty in their role as clinical instructors. She was the lead editor for two editions of a major child health nursing textbook which focused on health promotion, growth and development and family-centered care, a concept integral to delivering excellent nursing care to children. Dr. Mott also taught doctoral qualitative research courses and directed multiple doctoral dissertations using qualitative methods.

From 2006 to 2008, she served as president of the Society of Pediatric Nursing (SPN) and led the Board of Directors in enacting policies and facilitating programs to support direct care pediatric nurses in providing excellent nurse-sensitive, family-centered care to children; initiated new programs in education and research; and increased political awareness by developing an advocacy toolkit related to health care policy. She promoted a unified voice for pediatric nursing by forging stronger relationships with other pediatric nursing organizations and reached out to interdisciplinary groups involved with child health care. Currently, she is active in the Massachusetts chapter of SPN and national Education and Past-Presidents Committees. She is certified by both ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and PNCB (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board) in the area of pediatric nursing.

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