Andrea R. Boyle, PhD, MS, FNAP
Department of Nursing
Dominican University of California

Dr. Andrea Boyle is chair and professor, Department of Nursing, Dominican University of California, and professor emerita at San Francisco State University. Dr. Boyle received a BS in nursing from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in nursing from Boston University, and a PhD in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She has over 28 years of academic teaching and leadership experience, with many years of practice and national board certification as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner providing primary health care to individuals and families.

Dr. Boyle is the co-editor of two books on aging and minority women's health issues and the co-author of an assisted living administration book that received the Doody's Medical Reviews Core Title Designation in 2013. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles, book chapters, and reports on critical thinking, problem-based learning, advanced nursing practice, and aging. Dr. Boyle has presented peer-reviewed papers and posters at numerous international and national conferences. Her current research interests focus on diversity issues, issues in aging, interprofessional practice, palliative care, and nursing education with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and problem-based learning. She serves as the editor for the International Council of Nursing Advanced Practice Nursing Network Bulletin and is a manuscript reviewer for nursing journals.

Dr. Boyle's extensive service background includes multiple leadership roles within the California State University (CSU) system, including work on the CSU Statewide Academic Senate, the CSU Task Force on Nursing Doctoral Programs, the Governor’s Task Force for the California Nurse Education Initiative, as well as service as the nursing consultant to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Dr. Boyle was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as a commissioner on the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission from 2010–2014. In 2015, she was elected to serve on the Regional Health Equity Council (Region IX).

Dr. Boyle is currently engaged in promoting nursing diversity through her work as chair of the Nursing Department, including work on the Dominican University of California Internationally Educated Nurses Program. She is a member of the International Council of Nursing Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Network Core Steering Group as well as an interim chair for the Communications Sub-Group. She is the recipient of many honors, including the Faculty Associate Award from the San Francisco State University (SFSU) Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, SFSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care. In 2016, Dr. Boyle was inducted as a fellow in the National Academies of Practice. She currently holds memberships and leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, International Council of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing Network, and National Academies of Practice.