Curriculum Vitae

J. Lucy Boyd, RN, BSN  Professional Nursing License TN RN # 130337  Verification here:

9191 Wood Ln, Lakesite, TN 37379

(423) 843-1331


Chattanooga State College, Chattanooga, TN     1985  Major: Psychology

Livingston School of Practical Nursing, Livingston, TN     1991 LPN Diploma
University of the State of New York - Regents College, Albany, NY     2000  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Concentration in Psychology


 101 Ways to Score Higher on Your NCLEX, Sole Author, Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010

The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students, Sole Author, Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010

Your Mental Health Questions Answered, Sole Author, Big Apple Publishing Company, 2011

 Medical Experience

1991 - 1992        Skilled Care Charge Nurse, Bowman’s Nursing Center, Ormond Beach, FL

                             Responsible for care of thirty geriatric clients.  Supervised three staff members.

 1992 - 1996        Medical / Surgical, Cardiac and Psychiatric Nurse,  STAT Medical Services, Knoxville, TN

                             Cardiac,  psychiatric, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, medical / surgical, intensive care, pediatrics, geriatrics and                               private duty nursing.

 2000 - 2001        House Supervisor, Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital, Chattanooga, TN

                           Provided  direct care as well as supervised nine staff members at an adolescent residential

                           and acute psychiatric care hospital. Admitted and monitored suicidal and violent clients.

 2001 - 2002        Clinical Research Coordinator, The Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN

                           Managed two clinical trials (one in-house trial and one hospital trial), worked with implanted medical      

                           devices, recruited patients, managed liaisons with and prepared reports for pharmaceutical companies, the  

                           Food and Drug Administration, and the Institutional Review Board.  Supervised one staff member. 

 2002 - 2003        Charge Nurse, Parkridge Medical Center - Senior Life Center, Chattanooga, TN

                           Charge nurse for higher functioning level of psychiatric geriatric acute care facility. Assessed and  

                           treated suicidal and violent clients who had concommitant medical issues. Supervised two staff members.

 2003 – Present   Registered Nurse, Researcher and Psychiatric Epidemiologist, Chattanooga, TN

                           Medical research. Healthcare consultancy and advocacy for private clients. Active State of TN registered                                                     

                           nursing license. Medical/pharmaceutical/biotech  investigative research for Article One Partners.

 Professional Experience

2003 - 2007        President, Boyd Intellectual Properties, Lakesite, TN

                           Management of a medical Intellectual Property portfolio and medical consultancy

 2008 - 2010        Legal Writer, Jury Verdict Review Publications, Inc., Springfield, NJ

2009 - Present    Medical, Nutrition and Food Writer and Editor

Write and edit for the Livestrong Foundation and the Houston Chronicle. I’ve written over 900 medical and nutrition articles with more than 7 million page views, and edited and served as subject matter expert for more than 300. Author of feature articles for Private Investigator Magazine, Pizza Today and A & U, America’s AIDS Magazine. DSM-5 and nursing expert for Licensure Exams, Inc. for which I have provided over 500 hours of testing material. I just concluded a temporary full-time position as writer for
A few project specifics: 
2011 RN to BSN course-writing project for The Research Masters (NPS RemPlus)
2012 RN Case Studies writing project for The Research Masters (Pearson Education)

2012 Writer and Editor for Allied Health project for The Research Masters (ATI/Jones and Bartlett Publishers)
2013 RN Assessments – Subject Matter Expert for The Research Masters (Pearson Education)
2013 RN to BSN Course-writing project for The Research Masters (Pearson Education)

 Professional Memberships

Alzheimer Research Forum     Member and researcher

American Journal of Nursing      Peer Reviewer

Discovery Health Channel’s Health Professionals’ Panel     Member and participant in evaluating possible new programs and making specific programming suggestions for the network.

 International Academy of Nurse Editors     Member

Tennessee Board of Nursing     Active Professional Nursing License (RN) 130337

Continuing Education

Certified in Advanced Pharmacology
Certified in Intravenous Therapy
Numerous continuing education credits in psychiatric care, research, general medicine, cardiology, and geriatrics

Academic and Professional Honors

Dean’s List each quarter, Chattanooga State College

Valedictorian, Livingston School of Practical Nursing

Most Likely to Succeed, Livingston School of Practical Nursing

Summa Cum Laude, University of the State of New York - Regents College

Nurse of the Year, STAT Medical Services