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Emily Boyce, Ph.D., RN, NI-BC, NE-BC

Associate Professor-in-Residence

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Dr. Emily Boyce joined the UNLV School of Nursing in 2023 and serves as an Associate Professor in Residence. She brings over 20 years of experience in clinical, leadership, and academic settings. She is a board-certified Nurse Executive and Informatics Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Dr. Boyce specializes in the field of Nursing Informatics. Her areas of expertise include systems needs analysis, determining user requirements, clinical decision support, standards and structured terminologies, systems selection, systems implementation and training, data analytics, and process improvement projects. She has held leadership roles for a large hospital system with responsibilities to ensure optimal documentation and integrity of the electronic health record, as well as facilitating the implementation, improvement, development, and acceptance of various healthcare technology tools. She was also a former Associate Dean for a nursing school.

Her clinical experience culminated at the bedside working in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; she also has experience in critical care.

Classes Taught

Dr. Boyce teaches Informatics and Policy courses for the Master’s and Doctoral programs as well as Leadership for the Undergraduate program.

Education Background

Dr. Boyce earned her doctoral degree in Nursing Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing Informatics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The College of New Jersey.

Research or Scholarship

Dr. Boyce’s research interests include investigating factors that influence nurses’ acceptance and readiness to use healthcare technologies in the clinical setting. Specifically, Dr. Boyce wishes to investigate whether prior experiences with technology, systems implementation approaches, and other process-of-change behaviors influence preparedness of nurses to use healthcare technologies safely and efficiently.

Awards, Recognitions, or Group Affiliations

Dr. Boyce is a member of many professional organizations including American Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, American Nursing Informatics Association, and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.