SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

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Faculty Profile

Mary Lou Gies, Ed.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

gies@lasalle.edu

215.951.1786/215.357. 0913

St. Benilde Tower 1124

Dr. Gies received a B.S. in Nursing from Temple University and MSN from Villanova University, with an education focus. She attended Nova Southeastern University, where she received her doctorate in education.

Dr. Gies has held several positions in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Since coming to La Salle after completing her master’s degree in 1995, she worked as clinical adjunct faculty, interim assistant dean, and the first coordinator of the Learning Resource Center. Currently, she is a full-time faculty member and has taught a variety of courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her courses include Fundamentals of Nursing, Maternal-Infant Nursing, Leadership and Management, Public Health clinical, Maternal-Infant clinical, Fundamentals clinical, Population-Based Health Care, and Epidemiology.

Her dissertation topic, mentoring clinical adjunct faculty, is the basis for a recently implemented mentoring program, which continues to evolve and improve. Dr. Gies continues to follow her passion and belief in the positive benefits of mentoring by monitoring and visiting adjunct faculty at their clinical sites. Three generations of her family are La Salle graduates: father–Ralph, brother–Mark, and son–Kurt. 

Certifications

Childbirth Educator (CCE), Lactation Consultant

Areas of Expertise

Maternal-Infant nursing

Education

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
MSN, Villanova University
BSN, Temple University

Teaching

Maternal-Infant nursing 
Fundamentals of nursing, health assessment lab
Maternal-Infant clinical
Population-based care

Publications

Gies, M.L. (2012). Obstetrical simulation: unfolding case study on postpartum hemorrhage. QSEN: teaching strategies.

Tanya Carmichael, MSN, RNC, Christina Harkins, MSN, RNC, Mary Lou Gies, Ed.D., R.N. (2012).  Perinatal unfolding case study, QSEN: teaching strategies.

Sando, C., Meakim, C. Wuchter, J., Brown, N., Gies, M.L., Roberts, P.D., Latini, C., Rockstraw, L.J., Solnick, A., & Wahl, S. (2005). Mission organization:  how to organize your learning resource center to save your sanity.

Dunn, P., Gies, M.L., Peters, M.A. (2005). Perinatal litigation and related nursing issues. Clinics of Perinatology, 32:1, 277-290.

Presentations

Sando, C., Meakim, C. Wuchter, J., Brown, N., Gies, M.L., Roberts, P.D., Latini, C., Rockstraw, L.J., Solnick, A., & Wahl, S.). “Mission organization:  How to Organize Your Learning Resource Center to Save Your Sanity,” International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Clinical, San Antonio, Texas, June, 2005.

Sando, C., Meakim, C., Gies, M.L., Rockstraw, L.J., Solnick, A., & Wahl, S. “Networking, Support, & Growth: Panel Discussion” International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Spokane, Washington, June, 2004.

Hoerst, B. & Gies, M.L. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Effective Teaching Using Simulation Technology in an Undergraduate, Course, Orlando, FL, November, 2006

Gies, M.L., Mentoring Clinical Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Sigma Theta Tau International, Leadership Forum Faculty, Sigma Theta Tau International, Leadership Forum, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2012.

Honors, Awards

Mentoring, Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Delta Chapter, 2010