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Rayna Letourneau

Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2017
  • MS, Nursing Administration, University of Rhode Island, 2008
  • BS, Nursing, University of Rhode Island, 2001

Research Interests

  • Dr. Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN, has made it her work's purpose to create a highly educated, competent nursing workforce and advance the impact of nursing on the health and wellness of our nation.
  • Dr. Letourneau's research focuses on nursing workforce development, transition to practice, and quality and safety education for nurses.


  • QSEN Academic Task Force (Advisory Board Member, 2019 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Letourneau RM, McCurry MK. Testing the Nursing Quality and Safety Self-Inventory. Journal for nurses in professional development. 35(5) : 275-280http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31157672
  • Letourneau RM, Fater KH. Nurse Residency Programs: An integrative Review of the Literature. Nursing education perspectives. 36(2) : 96-101http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29194133
  • Letourneau RM, McCurry MK. The Effect of Transition to Practice Programs on the Self-Assessment of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses' Confidence in Quality and Safety Competency Attainment. Nursing education perspectives. 40(3) : 151-156http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30601450