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Professor of Nursing
Director, PhD ProgramDirector, Accreditation
Dr. Mary W. Stewart joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center in July 2008. Prior to this, she was dean and professor of William Carey University School of Nursing, where she was responsible for undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs on three campuses in Mississippi and Louisiana. Before joining WCU, she was on faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing in Hattiesburg.Dr. Stewart's clinical background is in adult critical care, with special attention to patients in peri-anesthesia areas. She is the author of "Research News," a regular column in the Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. She also has clinical experience in home health and hospice care. She is the director of the Ph.D. in Nursing program and teaches Philosophy of Science, Research Ethics, Writing for Funding and Nursing Phenomena.
Dr. Stewart's research began with an interest in self-esteem and control in older adults. Specifically, her beginning work investigated self-esteem as a function of urinary continence in post-menopausal women. Other adults in transition, including those who receive anesthesia care as they move through the perioperative experience, remain a major topic of study.Currently, she is working with colleagues to build a consortium to investigate spirituality and health. As Director of the Council on Nursing Research for the Mississippi Nurses Association, Dr. Stewart is exploring the perceptions and resources of nursing research in the state. She also collaborates with University of Mississippi Health Care nurses on institution-based research. As director of the Ph.D. in Nursing program, she is involved closely with doctoral student research projects, dissertations and publications.
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