Mary Gergis, PhD, MSN, CHPN, RN
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 263
 Phone: 216-687-3548
 Email: m.gergis@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 263, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2015
HMS Palliative Care Education and Practice Program Alumnus, Harvard Medical School, 2015
Ph.D., Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Alexandria University, 2011
M.S.N., Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Alexandria University, 2008
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Mary Gergis earned her doctorate in Critical Care & Emergency Nursing from Alexandria University in 2011. In 2013, she joined the School of Nursing University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she had a six-month visiting scholar training followed by two years of postdoctoral fellowship with a focus on palliative and end-of-life care research. In addition, Dr. Gergis is an alumnus of the Harvard School of Medicine Palliative Care Education and Practice Program and Towson University Online Edge Program.

Dr. Gergis program of research aims to help alleviate the suffering of seriously ill patients and their families through devising new palliative and end-of-life care education strategies that enable nurses to integrate palliative care principles into their day-to-day practice. Dr. Gergis is also involved in interprofessional simulation research as part of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project and in research related to evidence-based practice education, Quality Matters, and student engagement.

Dr. Gergis philosophy of teaching is grounded in the ethic of caring. She believes that teaching excellence in nursing education encompasses not only the knowledge of the discipline and pedagogical skills but also the scholar's ability to value and transcend caring within the curricula and role-modeling caring in the classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings and in the virtual learning environment.
 
Honors and Awards:
Cleveland State University Faculty Innovators Award, 2020.
The Cleveland State University Affordable Textbook Award- Nominee, 2021.
Towson University Faculty Development and Research Committee (FDRC) Award, 2019.
MHEC New Nursing Faculty Fellowship Award, 2016.
HMS Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice Award, 2015.
HPNA Research Poster Award, 2015.
STTI Scholarly Presentation Award, 2015.
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, 2015.
 
Research Interests:
Caring in nursing and nursing education.
Palliative and end-of-life care education.
Spiritual care.
Interprofessional simulation.
Quality Matters informed course design & student engagement.
 
Teaching Areas:
Medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, nursing research, palliative and end-of-life care, and cultural diversity in health care.
 
Professional Affiliations:
Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA).
National League of Nursing (NLN).
The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI).
Quality Matters (QM).
 
Professional Experience:
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.
Certified Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider.
Course design and facilitation certificate.
 
University Service:
University eLearning Committee.
Deans┬┐ Council Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
SON Director's Diversity Council.
Nursing Christian Fellowship.
SON Faculty Search Committee.
SON Program Evaluation Committee.
SON Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
SON Simulation Interest Group (SIG).