Bio

Dr. Marconi is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education leader with expertise in nursing education, curriculum development, program assessment, and accreditation. She has consulted and presented extensively in the area of academic program development and student learning assessments for pre-licensure programs, focusing on optimizing NCLEX-RN outcomes. Her 2014 doctoral dissertation from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester explored Academic Support Programs for Accelerated Nursing Students and Factors Influencing NCLEX-RN Success.

Dr. Marconi is a 2021 inaugural member of the NLN CNE Item Writing and Assessment Committee for the Academic Nurse Educator (CNE) and Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl) certification exam.

She is currently an assistant professional of clinical nursing at the School of Nursing, where she is also the Program Director of the Master’s in Nursing Education program and the Graduate Programs in Healthcare Leadership and Clinical Nurse Leadership.

Marconi is also a national NCLEX faculty and consultant for Assessment Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a technology-based educational, assessment, testing, and certification consulting company for nursing and health care institutions.

Originally from the Finger Lakes area in New York State, Maria holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Long Island University, a master’s in Nursing Administration and Health Care from Georgetown University, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Rochester. 



Professional Experience
Program Director, Leadership in Healthcare Systems Graduate Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, CA. 2020 - Current

Program Director, Clinical Nursing Leader (CNL) Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 2020 - Current

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Teaching women's health, management and leadership and capstone courses in undergraduate APNN, and teaching foundations of leadership and capstone course in Graduate Program in Leadership in Health Care Systems), Rochester, NY. 2004 - Current

per diem position, Emergency Department, WICC, Psychiatric ED, Unity Health Care System, Rochester, NY, US. 2000 - Current

National Nursing NCLEX Teaching & Consultant and NCLEX Instructor, Kaplan Educational Services (NCLEX preparation), Rochester, NY, US. 2002 - 2012

Consultant & Curriculum Reviewer, Educational Resources, Inc. (NCLEX-RN preparation), Kansas City, KS, US. 2006 - 2009

Instructor in Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Teaching leadership and human resources management in Nursing Administration Graduate Program), Rochester, NY, US. 1998 - 2004

Administrator and Senior Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Women's Health Services, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 1994 - 2004

Coordinator of Career Development, Strong Memorial Hospital (Nursing Education), Rochester, NY. 1991 - 1994

Associate Clinical Chief, Medical Nursing Service, Strong Memorial Hospital (Medical Nursing Services), Rochester, NY, US. 1988 - 1991

Administrative & Clinical Director, Emergency Services, Williamsburg Community Hospital, Williamsburg, VA, US. 1985 - 1988

Assistant Nursing Coordinator, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, US. 1982 - 1985

Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, General Medicine Unit, Veterans Administrative Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, US. 1979 - 1982

Awards
Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2013

Teacher of the Year
Kaplan Educational Service, 2009

Presentations
The Art of Reference Letters
Nursing Leadership Internship Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2021
Rochester, New York

The Changing Landscape of Nursing Education”
Nursing Program Advisory Board, Genesee Community College, 2020
Batavia, New York

Post Exam Reviews; Powerful Pedagogy
Magna National Teaching Professor Conference, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

ePortfolio - A High Impact Academic Practice
SON Brown Bag Learning Series Presentation, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2019
Rochester, New York

Developing Emotional Intelligence
Strong Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Nursing 1-9200 Unit Staff Retreat, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2019
Rochester, New York

Leveraging Generational Diversity in our Classrooms
University of Rochester Phelps Colloquium, Office of the Provost, 2019
Rochester, New York

Leveraging Generational Diversity in our Classrooms
Magna National Teaching Professor Conference, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Sigma Theta Tau Roundtable: “Current Issues in Academic Nursing Education”
Nursing Education & Research Conference, 2018
Washington, District Of Columbia

Leveraging Generational Diversity in our Classrooms
CCNE Master’s Education Conference, CCNE, 2018
Anaheim, California

In Praise of Preceptors – Transitioning Clinicians into Professional Practice
Annual Preceptor Recognition Ceremony, Hillside Family of Agencies, 2017
Rochester, New York

Beyond Testing – Assessing What Our Students are learning
University of Rochester Brown Bag Presentation, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2017
Rochester, New York

Assessing Clinical Learning" Brown Bag Presentation
University of Rochester School of Nursing Presentation, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Our Multigenerational Workforce
LIFT Student Group (Leading with Integrity for Tomorrow), University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Understanding Generational Diversity
LIFT Presentation, University of Rochester School of Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Acknowledging Generational Diversity in Schools & Workplaces
LIFT Presentation, University of Rochester School of Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016

Educating our Nurses; Enhancing Patient Outcomes
National Nurses Week Presentation, Highland Hospital, 2016
Rochester, New York

Innovations in Clinical Precepting
21st Annual Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Conducting an Out of Area Job Search
APNN Program, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Understanding Generational Diversity in our Workforce
Strong Memorial Hospital Medical-Surgical Nursing Service, University of Rochester, 2016
Rochester, New York

Teach Back; Innovations in Patient Teaching
Ambulatory Women’s Health Practice, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2016
Rochester, New York

Curriculum Mapping and NCLEX Success
Genesee Community College, Genesee Community College, 2016
Batavia, New York

Leveraging Generational Diversity in Patient and Family Education
2015 National Healthcare Education Association Conferen, 2015
Carmel, Indiana

Leveraging Generational Diversity to Maximize Team Functioning
7th Annual SCORE Conference - Professional Development Conference for Research Personnel, Clinical & Translational and Science Institute, 2015
Rochester, New York

TeamSTEPPS Training Program Facilitator (2014-2016)
TeamSTEPPS Training, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2014
Rochester, New York

Managing Generational Differences
Unit 6-1400 Staff Retreat Day, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2014
Rochester, New York

Leadership in Higher Education
Warner Graduate School of Education, University of Rochester, 2013
Rochester, New York

Generational Diversity and Teambuilding in the Workplace
Strong Memorial Hospital Medical Nursing Service Staff Retreat, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2013
Rochester, New York

What About Me? Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Wilmot Cancer Center Interdisciplinary Staff Retreat Day, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2013
Rochester, New York

What About Me? Generational Differences in Higher Education
University of Rochester 2nd Annual Diversity Conference, University of Rochester, 2013
Rochester, New York

Addressing Generational Diversity in our Classrooms
18th Annual Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2013
Rochester, New York

Management of Care in Nursing Curricula
Assessment Technologies Inc. (ATI), Assessment Technologies Inc. (ATI), 2013
Kansas City, Kansas

Team Building: Critical Skills for Lifelong Success
Strong Memorial Hospital Nurse Manager Development Course, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2013
Rochester, New York

Addressing Generational Diversity in our Patient Education Processes
Nursing Practice Grand Rounds, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2012
Rochester, New York

Managing the College Classroom
Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses Faculty Retreat, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2010
Rochester, New York

Innovations in Nursing Education
National Nurses Week Keynote Address, Visiting Nurse Association of the Finger Lakes and Western New York, 2009
Rochester, New York

Team Building, Patient Safety, and Generational Diversity
Strong Memorial Hospital Perioperative Services Grand Rounds, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2009
Rochester, New York

Education through Outreach
Keynote Speaker at Board of Directors Annual Meeting, Perinatal Network of Monroe County, 2008
Rochester, New York

Exploring Careers in Nursing
Rochester City School District Student Government Career Day, RCSD, 2006
Rochester, New York

Publications
Mary Tantillo, Maria A Marconi, Kathy Rideout, Elizabeth A Anson, Karen A Reifenstein (2017). Creating a Nursing Student Center for Academic and Professional Success. Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 56, No. 4. PMID: 28383749 DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20170323-09

Marconi, M. (2016). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing. Delegation, Advocacy, Prioritization, Root Cause Analysis & Quality and Safety.. Video Case Author, Lippincott Course Point for Marquis and Huston.

Scott-Ricci, S; Marconi, M (2016). Essentials of Maternity, Newborn and Women's Health Nursing. Essentials of Maternity, Newborn and Women's Health Nursing (4th Edition).

Marconi, M. (2015). NCLEX-RN Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy.. Health Promotion.

Marconi, M. (2010). Davis’s Q & A for the NCLEX-RN Examination. Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care. In K. Ohmann (Ed.).

Marconi, M. (2010). Preparing for the NCLEX-RN; Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care.. Ohman, K., Davis's Q&A for the NCLEX-RN Examination. Philadelphia: FA Davis.

Warren, D., Lind, P., Marconi, M. (1992). Bedside Empowerment: Enhancing the Image of the Professional Nurse. .