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

Member of the Lippincott Editorial Advisory Boarch for Baccalaureate Education 12/2015-12-2017
Lippincott Editorial Advisory , 2015

Nurse of the Year Nominee, Faculty/Education Category
March of Dimes, 2012

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.

Marconi, M. A. in Ricci, S. (2009). Essentials of Maternity, Newborn and Women's Health Nursing. .

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