September 13, 2023

Danielle Tierney, MSN, FNP-BC, director of Health Services, has worked for The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) Nursing Department for 12 years. A colleague nominated Tierney because she “consistently brings the sunshine to the nursing department. It is so abundantly clear that Danielle will do anything and everything in her power to contribute to the best outcomes for our students. Healthcare procedures can be extremely difficult and stressful for our population, and she makes the experience as fun and as simple as possible. She is always smiling, always laughing, and always willing to lend a hand in and out of the exam rooms.”

 How long have you worked for NECC?

I started as a primary care nurse at NECC in 2011.

Why did you choose a career in nursing?

I’ve always had an interest in science and medicine, but my love for nursing specifically came from the focus on patient-centered care. 


I heard about NECC while working in a research lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. At that time, I was deciding between pursuing a career in teaching or nursing. After completing nursing school at Northeastern University, a classmate mentioned an opening for a nursing position at NECC and I knew it was meant to be!

What is your favorite part of your job?

M favorite part of my job is interacting with the students and helping them become more comfortable with medical exams.

What is something about you that your colleagues might be surprised to learn?

I like to scuba dive! My first experiences were at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Who is someone you look up to?

I look up to the NECC teaching staff! The staff here are always so upbeat and positive, and they could not love our students more!