Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC
Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC, has been a nurse practitioner in the Internal Medicine Department at McLean Hospital for over 25 years. Her clinical practice has focused on health promotion and disease prevention for psychiatric patients. She has worked with inpatients, residential patients and outpatients with a special interest in providing medical care for patients at risk for metabolic syndrome and with eating disorders. Ms. Bolton has been involved in nursing research aimed at identifying patients at risk for metabolic syndrome and developing strategies for lifestyle interventions aimed at decreasing those risks. She is also the infection control manager for the Hospital.
In addition to clinical work, Ms. Bolton serves as the program director for the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program including the Electroconvulsive Treatment (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Ketamine Services. She was instrumental in both the expansion of the inpatient and outpatient ECT Service and the development of both the TMS and Ketamine Services which serve patients with treatment resistant mental illness.
Education & Training
- 1977 Diploma in Nursing, Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing
- 1982 BSN, Worcester State College
- 1983 MS in Primary Care Nursing, Boston College
- 1977 Registered Nurse, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 1983 American Nurses Credentialing Center
- 1994 MCSR Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board of Registration in Nursing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts