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Teresa Connolly

Teresa Connolly PhD, RN, ACNS, CNRN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Teaching
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:teresa.connolly@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-2219

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

After earning her bachelor of science in nursing at Villanova University, Dr. Connolly moved to Boston to work as a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital on a neuroscience floor for almost seven years. Feeling the need to expand her role in the nursing field, she returned to school while continuing to work. She completed her master’s degree and PhD in nursing from Boston College.

Her area of focus is adult post-stroke survivors. Her dissertation centers on understanding post-stroke survivors’ transitional experience from hospital to home. While studying for her doctorate and working at Mass General, she also been a clinical instructor at Boston College, teaching (a) undergraduate courses and (b) graduate-level neuroscience pathophysiology. Dr. Connolly is also a certified adult clinical nurse specialist.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD in Nursing, Boston College 2014
  • Maser's in Nursing, Boston College 2011
  • Registered Nurse, Villanova University 2006


  • Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado 2020
  • Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado 2017
  • President's Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Colorado 2015
  • Neuroscience Nursing Grant, Neuroscience Nurses Foundation Grant 2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau Member, Sigma Theta Tau 2012
  • PhD Fellowship, Connell School of Nursing Boston College 2009

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