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Mary Dowell, EdS, MSN, 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


Mrs. Mary Dowell graduated from Liberty University with a BSN in 1997. While working on her MSN in Nursing Education (MSN-Ed) Mary was introduced to the use of simulation-based learning in higher education which became the focus during her studies. In 2011, she completed the MSN-Ed program at Liberty University and has been teaching in the School of Nursing since 2014. From 2014-2019, Mary worked as the Liberty University School of Nursing BSN Simulation Center Lab Coordinator and Director of the Undergraduate Simulation Center. Currently, Mary teaches NURS 104 and is pursuing a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

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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