Anthony McGuire
Anthony McGuireProfessor, Chair & Director, Department of Nursing
PhD in Nursing, University of California – Los Angeles
MSN, University of California – Los Angeles
BS Nursing, California State University – Long Beach
BS Business Administration, University of New England
Associate Degree Nursing, Central Maine Medical Center

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Dr. McGuire has served as a critical care RN for 31 years and as a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner for 18 years. Before coming to Saint Joseph’s, Dr. McGuire was a faculty member at California State University in Long Beach, California. Dr. McGuire is also a fellow for the American Heart Association, the chair of the Program Committee at the Western Institute of Nursing, an ambassador to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and a nurse researcher at the University of California in Los Angeles, California. His research deals with the effects of depression in cardiovascular patients with a specific focus on acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, the utilization of bedside nurses in the identification of depression, and outcomes mediated by depression in this population of patients.

When he’s not teaching or conducting research, Dr. McGuire likes to travel and spend time with family.


Doering, L.V., McGuire, A. M., Rourke, D. (2002). Recovering from cardiac surgery: What patients want you to know. American Journal of Critical Care, 11(4), 333-343.

McGuire, A. & Ferrell, C.  (2005). Multidisciplinary Rounds in Critical Care. Advance for Nurses, 30, 37.

McGuire, A.W., Eastwood, J., Macabasco-O’Connell, A., Hays, R.D., & Doering, L.V. (2013). Depression Screening: Utility of the PHQ-2 when used by Nurses in Patients Hospitalized for ACS.  American Journal of Critical Care 22(1), 12-19.

McGuire, Anthony W; Eastwood, Jo-Ann; Macabasco-O’Connell, Aurelia; Hays, Ronald, D; Doering, Lynn V. (2014). Depressed or Not Depressed: Untangling the Somatic Symptom Conundrum in Hospitalized CHD Patients. American Journal of Critical Care 23 (2), 106-115.

Hwang, B., Eastwood, J., McGuire, A., Chen, B., Cross-Bodan, R., & Doering, L.V. (2014).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depressed Cardiac Surgery Patients: Role of Ejection Fraction. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 30 (4), 319-324.

Doering, L. V., Chen, B., McGuire, A., Cross-Bodan, R., & Irwin, M. R. (2014). Persistent Depressive Symptoms and Pain after Cardiac Surgery. Psychosomatic Medicine 76 (6), 437-444.

Vento-Wilson, Margaret T., McGuire, A., Ostergren, Jennifer, A. (2015). Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Augmentative Communication (AAC) for Acute Care Patients with Severe Communication Impairments. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 34(2): 112-9.

Doering, L. V., McGuire, A., Eastwood, J., Chen, B., Bodan, R. C., & Czer, L.S. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression improves pain and perceived control in cardiac surgery patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.  (PAP)

McGuire, A. W. (2015). Depression and Stroke. Audio-Digest 06 (16).

McGuire, A. W., Ahearn, E., & Doering, L. V. (2015). Psychological Distress and Cardiovascular Disease. The Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 22 (9), 421-432.

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Steering a New Course
Anthony McGuire, PhD, new director of the Saint Joseph’s College nursing program, takes the Center for Nursing Innovation in an exciting new direction.

“I want to use my three plus decades of experience and infuse it into this institution to make it the best it can be. I want a personal legacy of strengthening the nursing program in Maine.”