Patricia A. MacCulloch

Patricia MacCulloch, Ph.D., DNP, ANP-C, FNAP

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
HSSB, Room 367


ANCC board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, evidence based health promotion, organizational quality and safety practice policy, graduate nurse studies, clinical expert consultant.

Research Interests

Participatory based research, public policy, healthcare legislative action, older adult health promotion and injury reduction, older adult fall prevention, nursing workforce policy and practice legislation, organizational leadership structures, Interprofessional education (IPE).


  • Ph.D.: Nursing (2023), University of Massachusetts Lowell Solomont School of Nursing- Lowell Mass. 
  • DNP: Organizational Leadership (2014), University of Massachusetts Worcester Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester Mass. 
  • M.S.: Adult Nurse Practitioner program (2006), University of Massachusetts Worcester Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester Mass. 
  • B.S.: Nursing (2001), Rhode Island College, Zvart Onanian School of Nursing, North Providence RI. 
  • Diploma Nursing (1997), St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing , North Providence RI.


Patricia A. MacCulloch, PhD., DNP, is an associate clinical professor in the Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner with more than a quarter of a century of nursing experience, providing advanced practice health care to adults and their families. A distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice and of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, MacCulloch advances health promotion through translational research and the promotion of evidence based practice. In her teaching, she has consistently earned exemplary student evaluations and has made significant impact on the recruitment of baccalaureate students into graduate nursing studies and has supported student retention, graduation, and board certification success.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice 2023. 
  • Solomont School of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award 2020, 2017. 
  • Distinguished Fellow National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence 2018.

Professional Certifications/Licensure Maintained 

  • ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner Board Certification 
  • Massachusetts registered nurse (RN) 
  • Massachusetts nurse practitioner certified (NP-C) 
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prescription Authority Certification 
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Prescription Authority

Selected Publications

  • Coe, L. J., St John, J. A., Hariprasad, S., Shankar, K. N., MacCulloch, P. A., Bettano, A. L., & Zotter, J. (2017). An integrated approach to falls prevention: A model for linking clinical Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 38. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00038
  • MacCulloch, P. A., Gardner, T., & Bonner, A. (2007). Comprehensive fall prevention programs across settings: A review of the literature. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 28(5), 306-311. doi:S0197-4572(07)00054-7 [pii]
  • Bonner, A., MacCulloch, P., Gardner, T., & Chase, C. W. (2007). A student-led demonstration project on fall prevention in a long-term care facility. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 28(5), 312-318. doi:S0197-4572(07)00116-4 [pii]