Jocelyn Bessette Gorlin

Assistant Professor

<div class="line" id="line-25"> Jocelyn is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner in hematology (bleeding disorders) for over 25 years, first at Boston Children’s Hospital and at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (CHMC). She was one of the first nurse practitioners at Boston Children’s Hospital and was on the forefront of the pediatric AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, caring for children with hemophilia and AIDS. </div> <div class="line" id="line-27"> Her research interests involve understanding the lives of families who are raising a child with severe chronic illness. She has also coordinated National Public Radio StoryCorps® Legacy at CHMC, where she led a team interviewing families of children who have hemophilia and sickle cell disease. She hopes to continue qualitative research and inquiry to inspire students at St. Kate's to love nursing research as much as she does! </div> <div class="line" id="line-29"> She is the mother of three daughters, who are all reflective women, and a big rescue retriever named Jesse. With her husband, she has been involved in medical outreach work in several countries. He has helped to establish blood banks in developing countries and together they have educated healthcare providers about bleeding disorders. </div> <div class="line" id="line-31"> In her spare time, she loves oil painting and long distance cross-country skiing. Her family has participated in the annual Minneapolis ski Loppet race every February since it began! </div>
Nursing - DNP