Dr. Highton has been at Liberty University since 2008. Her primary focus is Pediatrics, Leadership, Advanced Practice and Simulation. Dr. Highton is a retired neonatal nurse practitioner. Dr. Highton has experience as a bedside nurse, educator, neonatal transport nurse, manager of a nurse practitioner practice and as a practicing NP for over thirty years.
While at Liberty University, Dr. Highton’s focus has been on pediatrics, particularly simulation; leadership; and advanced critical care for the maternal-child population. She has a love for missions and has traveled to Kenya and Guatemala with pediatric students students.
- Academy of Neonatal Nurses
- Sigma Theta Tau
- NURS 316 Global Health Nursing Field Experience
- NURS 353 Caring for the Childbearing Family II
- NURS 357 Nursing Care of Children Clinical
- NURS 466 Advanced Critical Care II
- NURS 492 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice
Publications (peer-reviewed articles)
- Highton, M., Joseph, R, Dryer, D. Haydon, D. “Snip the tip: Neonatal Male Circumcision and Religious, Cultural, and Health Agendas”. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. July 2022. DOI:10.1097/JPS.0000000000000355.
- Joseph, Rachel, Mary Highton, and Cindy Goodrich. “Let’s Talk About Scrubs.” Nursing management. 52.3 (2021): 26–32. Web.
- Joseph, Rachel, and Mary Highton. “Masks and Face Covers.” Journal of pediatric surgical nursing. 9.3 (2020): 97–106. Web.
- Joseph, R., Highton, M. (2020). “Smart Technology in the NICU and Hospital Acquired Infections”. Neonatal Network, May/June 2020.
- Highton, M., Miller, K., T. Turner, & Bruffy, A. (2019, September). Improving communication and collaboration between nursing and medical students through an obstetrical interprofessional simulation experience. NLN Summit 2019, National Harbor, MD
- Breastfeeding Infants in the NICU
- Use of Video-Technology to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes
- The Benefits of Critical Care Classes in Acquiring Jobs after Graduation