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Dean Mauro

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

Dean and Professor

Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies
McAllan Hall 333

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN, is dean and professor of the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University where she provides leadership for 38 full-time faculty, 12 staff, and close to 1000 students. She oversees undergraduate health studies, health promotion, health and physical education; master’s physician assistant; doctoral occupational therapy; undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral nursing programs; as well as post-master’s and post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing education programs. 

Since her appointment as dean in July 2020, Dr. Mauro has addressed ongoing health and safety issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic as a member of the University Crisis Management Team, mobilized nursing faculty and students to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the community, been awarded continued federal funding to address the national nurse faculty shortage, facilitated the successful 10-year accreditation of the master of science (MS) physician assistant (PA) program, and championed the new occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) program to achieve accreditation candidacy status and enroll 25 students in its first cohort in June 2021. She also launched the new 7000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art Linda Grunin Simulation Lab and Learning Center, a community partnership between Monmouth University and Monmouth Medical Center.

Dr. Mauro is a certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader with expertise in advancing diversity initiatives, creative educational strategies, progressive curricular models, novel interprofessional education, educational policy, faculty governance, and cardiovascular health.  Her clinical expertise is in cardiovascular and critical care nursing, and her research focuses on support of cardiovascular patients and educational innovations. Dr. Mauro has led major health professions diversity initiatives, written multiple publications, and consulted nationally. Her work has been supported with federal, foundation, and private funding and has been presented nationally and internationally. 

A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American Heart Association (AHA), and New York Academy of Medicine, she is a national leader. Dr. Mauro is Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) president, a Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science National Advisory Council member, and an AHA Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council Awards Committee member. She served for six years as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Board of Governors member and is a past president of the Washington Township K-8 Board in Morris County, NJ.  

Dr. Mauro received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award, New Jersey League for Nursing Nurse Recognition Award, and March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Academic Educator Award.  Her work has been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AACN with two honors: a New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Innovation Award and an Above and Beyond Award.  Dr. Mauro also earned two New York University (NYU) Meyers College of Nursing awards: the inaugural Teaching Excellence Award and the Preceptor Award in Nursing Education

Prior to joining Monmouth, Dr. Mauro served as founding associate dean, professor, and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing, where she continues to work with PhD students as an adjunct professor. In her CERI role, she provided leadership for teaching and learning excellence, collaborations in interprofessional education, and advancing nursing education science. Dr. Mauro launched the Center for Clinical Learning that provides innovative simulation-based experiences on three campuses statewide and transformed the Center for Professional Development that offers cutting-edge continuing education for nurses and health professionals. She also made significant contributions to the school’s designation as a NLN Center of Excellence in 2020.            

Previously, Dr. Mauro was clinical associate professor of nursing at NYU where she remains a courtesy appointed professor. At NYU, Dr. Mauro was a Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing fellow, and project director for the RWJF NCIN scholarship program providing leadership development and mentoring for accelerated nursing students from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. She was founding chair of the university’s first non-tenure track faculty senators council, served on the search committee for NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and was on the university alumni board. Dr. Mauro also held college leadership roles as founding member of the faculty council steering committee, curriculum committee chair, and alumni association president.  

Prior to NYU, Dr. Mauro was assistant professor of nursing at Seton Hall University, where she was a leader in university and college governance as well as key educational initiatives, including the new PhD in nursing program, the first entry-level clinical nurse leader master’s degree in NJ, and implementation of high-fidelity patient simulation. 

Dr. Mauro earned her BSN magna cum laude and MSN in nursing education from Seton Hall University, her PhD in research and theory development from New York University, and a certificate from the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at the University of Pennsylvania.