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Mary Dowell, EdS, MSN-Ed, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • Education Specialist: Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University, 2022
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Liberty University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science/Nursing, Liberty University, 1997


Professor Mary Dowell graduated from Liberty University with a BSN in 1997. While working on her MSN in Nursing Education (MSN-Ed) Professor Dowell was introduced to the use of simulation-based learning in higher education which became the focus during her studies. In 2014, she completed the EdS degree from Liberty University and has been teaching in the School of Nursing since 2014. Currently, Professor Dowell teaches NURS 104 and is pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Liberty University. Professor Dowell has 15 years’ experience working with patients on Medical Surgical Units. She enjoys sharing her clinical experience with students pursing a BSN degree while including Biblical perspectives.

Professional Memberships

  • National League of Nursing
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • Virginia Nurses Association

Courses Taught

  • NURS 104  Introduction to Nursing & Medical Terminology
  • NURS 105  Medical Terminology
  • NURS 200  Nursing Process Application
  • NURS 210  Health Assessment
  • NURS 301  Strategies for Adult Health Care I Clinical
  • NURS 302  Strategies for Adult Health Care II Clinical

Publications (peer-reviewed articles)

  • Dr. Kathryn Miller, Amber Bruffy, Mary Dowell, Tara Smith (July 2019). Gaining SSH Accreditation for your Simulation Center: The Nuts and Bolts of a Self-Study,  Inter-Professional Education: Communicating as a Team Virginia State Simulation Alliance, Scholarship of: Integration.
  • Dr. Kathryn Miller, Mary Dowell (August 2016). Inter-Professional Education: Communicating as a Team, Virginia State Simulation Alliance, Scholarship of: Integration.

Research Interest

  • Teaching Strategies and Technology
  • Simulation


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