Gino Chisari, RN, DNP, is the director of the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development, a center within the MGH Institute for Patient Care. He has accountability for the oversight and operations associated with the professional development and learning environment.
Prior to his appointment, Chisari served as the deputy executive director for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing where he held responsibility for the implementation of the laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the Commonwealth. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and actively participated in many national discussions on nursing practice and education. Currently, Chisari is president for the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, an American Nurses Association constituency member and serves on the Steering Committee for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education's Nurse of the Future initiative. In addition, Chisari has held several faculty appointments, including the MGH Institute for Health Professions, Northeastern University and Mass Bay Community College.
His professional history with MGH began in 1984 in the Neuroscience service before becoming a clinical nurse specialist in the medical service implementing Benner's Novice-to-Expert paradigm. Chisari was awarded a doctorate in nursing practice from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a master's degree in nursing from Salem State College, a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health, an associate’s degree in nursing from LaBoure College, and is a graduate of the Shepard-Gill School of Practical Nursing.