University of Southern Indiana

Mary Rock

Mary Rock, J.D., M.S.N., R.N.

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program


812-461-5216
Health Professions Center - 2129

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

 

Background Information:  I worked as a staff nurse in critical care for 5 years in Evansville, IN and Colorado Springs, CO.  I worked as an attorney in Evansville, IN, Beaufort, NC and Anderson, IN for 15 years. I currently teach undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral nursing students at the University of Southern Indiana.

If you would like more information please see my CV.

Education:

Juris Doctorate, May 1988, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Masters Degree in Medical Surgical Nursing, December 1985, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 1981, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

 

 

 

 

Courses:

Health Assessment N247

Introduction to Patient Care N357

Nursing Care of Adults I N358

Nursing Care of Adults II N368

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice N353

Nursing and Health Care Issues N467

Nursing and Health Care Issues N467 - RN – BSN students

Population Based Care and Health Policy N604

Healthcare Policy and Strategic Planning N724

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare MHA 626

Research:

legal and ethical issues in healthcare

healthcare policy

Recent Publications and Presentations:

2015 Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs; San Diego, California

  • Poster presentation, “Political Activism in a DNP Health Policy Course”

2014 Rock, M. & Hoebeke, R. Informed consent:  Whose duty to inform? MEDSURG Nursing,

          23(3), 189- 91.

2012 Rock, M., Schaar, G. & Swenty, C. (2012).  Nurse attorney’s role:   Linking legal concepts to an

          obstetrical simulation, Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

2012 Basic Preparation for Faith Community Nursing Conference; Ferdinand, IN

        - Presenter, “Professionalism:  Legal Aspects of Parish Nursing”.

2011 AACN Annual Baccalaureate Nursing Conference; St. Louis, MO

        -Co-presenter with Ostendorf, Swenty, and Titzer, “Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Perspective of

         Physician Nurse Teamwork and Communication”

2011 30th Annual Meeting and Education Conference of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys;

          Seattle, Washington

        - Poster presentation, “Legal Aspects of Parish Nursing”.

2011 Basic Preparation for Faith Community Nursing Conference; Ferdinand, IN

        - Presenter, “Professionalism:  Legal Aspects of Parish Nursing”.

2010 Basic Preparation for Faith Community Nursing Conference; Ferdinand IN

        - Presenter, “Professionalism:  Legal Aspects of Parish Nursing”.

Professional Organizations:

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys

American Nurses Association

Indiana State Nurses Association

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

National League for Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


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