Faculty and Staff
Maria A. Connolly, PhD, CNE, ANEF, FCCM
Title/s: Executive Director of the RN to BSN Online Program
Office #: Building 105, Room 2852, LUHS
BSN, MSN, PhD
Respiratory Nursing; Distance Nursing Education
Non-verbal Ventilator Patients
Professional & Community Affiliations
INF Board Member; CNE (Certified Nurse Educator)
Power of Nursing Leadership SAGE Award 2010
Sigma Theta Tau International USF Upsilon Delta Chapter Honoree 2010
USF Innovation Award for establishment of faculty nurse-managed clinic & first doctoral program-DNP 2009
Distinguished Rush University Nursing Alumni -Golden Lamp Society 2008
Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants Honorary Membership 2008
Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF)
Respiratory Nursing Society’s Founders Award (RNS)
Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine-Society of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
NLN/Illinois League for Nursing’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Shanta, L. & Connolly, M. (2013). Using King’s Interacting Systems Theory to Link Emotional Intelligence and Nursing Practice. JPN accepted.
Connolly, M. & Wilson, C. (2008). Revitalizing Academic-Service Partnerships to Resolve Nursing Faculty Shortages. AACN Advanced Critical Care. Jan-Mar 19 (1):85-97.
Stahl, A., Lewandowski, M. & Connolly, M. (2008). An Online Dual-Certification Program in Advanced Practice Nursing and Nursing Education: One University’s Response to Faculty Shortages. AACN Advanced Critical Care. Jan-Mar 19(1): 59-65.
Spector, N., Connolly, MA. & Carlson, K. (2007). Dyspnea: Applying Research to Bedside Practice. AACN Advanced Critical Care. Jan-Mar 18 (1): 45-58.
Lindell, D., Aucoin, J., Connolly, M., et. al. (2005). The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators. Committee on Certification Governance, Policy, and Procedure for Nurse Educators. New York: National League for Nursing. 1-28.
Spector, N. & Connolly, MA. (2004). Dyspnea Module Research-based Practice Protocols on Symptom Management, In Chulay, M. [Editor]; Series Editor: Carlson, K. AACN Protocols for Practice: Symptom Management in Acute and Critical Care Series, pp.1-24.