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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Mary Wright

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Principal Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae


(505) 272-4105

Mary Wright is a Clinical Educator at the College of Nursing, Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico. Mary earned her ADN in 1975 from the University of Albuquerque, her BSN in 1989 and then her MSN (dual focus in Community Health and Nursing Administration) from the University of New Mexico in 1993.
Mary’s clinical specialty is obstetrical nursing and she is licensed in New Mexico as an OB CNS. In addition, Mary maintains her certification in Inpatient Obstetrics her added qualification in Electronic Fetal Hearth Monitoring.
Mary started teaching full-time at the College of Nursing in 1998. She teaches health and illness concepts and maternal-newborn nursing content in the BSN program as well as a ‘Teaching in Nursing’ course in the Nursing Education concentration for the MSN program.  During her time at UNM, Mary has been a leader in curriculum revision and new curriculum design and development for the CoN. She is stays involved with the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) at UNM as a faculty advisor.
While Mary’s primary nursing interest and passion is in maternity nursing, she is also passionate about family-centered nursing care, concept-based curriculums for nursing education as well as best practices for teaching and learning with nursing students.