Sr. Callista Roy

Sr. Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Nurse Theorist at the William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. Sr. Callista was born in Los Angeles, CA, the second child of 7 sons and 7 daughters of Pirth Hemenway and Fabien Roy. Following a BA with a major in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, she earned masters degrees in Pediatric Nursing and Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. She later completed a 2-year Robert Wood Johnson post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Australia.

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