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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

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

Phone: 708.284.6511

E-mail: mconnolly2@luc.edu



Program Areas

Respiratory Nursing; Distance Nursing Education

Research Interests

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.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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