Mary E. Asher

Title/Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical


Dr. Mary E. Asher is a clinical nurse specialist specializing in post anesthesia/recovery nursing, pediatrics and adult health nursing. Her varied nursing background allows Dr. Asher to teach across the undergraduate curriculum. Her expertise is in care of the surgical patient across the life span. The focus of her clinical expertise is incorporating the QSEN competencies into clinical learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. Her research interests include patient safety, care of the geriatric surgical patient, and perianesthesia nursing.

Mary E. Asher, DNP, CNS, CPAN, RN

DNP University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies 2011
MSN University of Miami School of Nursing 1984
BSN University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing 1980

Certifications / Licensure
Clinical Specialist in Medical Surgical Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse, American Board of Perianesthesia Nurse
ACLS Provider, American Heart Association 07/2009-07/2009
PALS Provider, American Heart Association 06/2009-06/2011
Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association 05/2009-05/2011

Clinical Specialties
Post anesthesia/recovery nursing, adult health specialist

Primary Teaching Areas
Community based Nursing Care of Adults and Families
Professional Role Synthesis
Perianesthesia Nursing
Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Research and Academic Interests
Geriatric Surgical Patients
Patient Safety
PeriAnesthesia Nursing

Presentations (selected)
Asher, M. (2012, July). Promoting EBP in the Clinical Setting for Accelerated BSN Students Using the Multisystem Case Study and the 5 Circles Game. Presented a poster at the Educators' Workshop on EBP at the 2012 Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, San Antonio, TX.

Asher, M. Determination of Elective Surgical Patients’ Awareness of the “Speak Up” Initiative by Joint Commission. Presented oral presentation.

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