Emily L. Cournoyer, MSN, AGNP-C

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Emily is a board-certified and licensed Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Emily provides medical services in clinical practice for follow-up care under the direction of the Medical Director. She also serves as the study nurse practitioner for clinical research in diagnostics and pharmacotherapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Prior to joining BCM, Emily worked as a Nurse Practitioner at a private internal medicine practice in Braintree, providing primary care and occupational health services for adults of all ages. She has also worked for several years as a Registered Nurse in a long-term care facility in Boston where she was one nurse for 56 senior residents.


Emily’s first position in healthcare was as a home health aide, caring for seniors living at home in southern New Hampshire. Throughout her career, Emily has developed a passion for caring for older adults and those with dementia in particular.

Emily did not become a nurse in the most conventional way. During undergraduate school, she studied accounting, social work, and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish language from Gordon College in Wenham. However, halfway through her undergraduate degree, she came to the realization that she desired to pursue a career combining her aptitude for caring with her interest in health sciences. In retrospect, it was a near-fatal car accident in high school that inspired, and continues to inspire her to care for people the way she was kindly cared for and treated while hospitalized.

Following undergraduate school, Emily enrolled in an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions where she was awarded with the “Most Empathetic” certificate from her classmates, graduating with honors. She continued to work full-time at the long-term care facility while she was enrolled at Boston College pursuing her Masters of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) to ultimately become a Nurse Practitioner in Adult-Gerontology, again graduating with honors. During both nursing degrees, Emily was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing for academic excellence.

Emily is fully committed to making a difference in the lives of her patients at BCM. Her passion for quality, patient-centric care is inspired by the following quote by poet Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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