Marilyn Valerio, Ph.D. Retires as Dean of Nursing

  • Date: June 15, 2012

Marilyn Valerio retires as Dean of Nursing Marilyn Valerio, PhD

(OMAHA) - NMC President and CEO Dennis Joslin, PhD, announced that Marilyn Valerio has retired as dean of nursing. Linda Hughes began her duties as dean of nursing on June 1.

Valerio, who started at NMC in 1993 as an assistant professor, had been dean of nursing since 2005. She had served as chairperson of the department of nursing in 2003 - 2004.

"There are no words adequate to describe Marilyn's contribution to Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus," Joslin said.  "The lives she has touched through the health care professionals with whom she has interacted is immeasurable. Her influence extends to the patients her former students have touched, as well as future generations of nursing professionals."

Valerio received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Creighton University in 1968.  She completed her master's degree in nursing education at New York University in 1987 and she earned her doctorate in educational leadership higher education administration and curriculum from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999.

Beginning her career as instructor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Valerio moved into patient care in 1970 at New Braunfels Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas.  She made the move back to nursing education in 1977 while in Greeley, Colo., although she did continue to work as a nurse clinician and a staff nurse. The transition to nursing education became permanent in 1989 when she took a position as an assistant professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.