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Mary Kay Maley

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MaryKay Maley


Director, RN-BSN Online Completion Program; Associate Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing
RN-BSN Completion Department

MaryKay Maley, DNP, is the director of the RN-BSN online completion program and an associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Profession., She received a diploma in nursing from Frankford Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from LaSalle University, MSN from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a DNP from the University of Miami.

Maley is certified as a family nurse practitioner and a faith community nurse by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also an approved educator for the Faith Community Nurse Foundations Course. Maley is co-founder of Drexel’s Daylight Café, a memory café for individuals with cognitive impairment, as well as the founder and current director of the Health Ministry at St. Theresa of Calcutta Parish in Collingswood. Maley is a co-founder of Collingswood Cares, an organization that responds to the needs of the residents of Collingswood, especially chronically and terminally ill children and individuals recently affected by COVID-19. She is a fellow of the American Association of College of Nursing 2020 Cohort of Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) program.

Her areas of interest include mindfulness, faith-based community nursing, self-care/wellness and cognitive impairment. Maley has spoken at local, regional and national conferences on the use of mindfulness for compassion fatigue and faculty burnout as well as on the topic of online engagement and learning.

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow of AACN/Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN)

Professional Society

The American Nurses Association
New Jersey State Nurses Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International

Selected Publications

Maley, M.K. (2021). Concept of the day: A novel approach in learning nursing research. Nurse Educator, 46(4), 265–265.

Maley, M. K. (2018). Combatting Compassion Fatigue with Mindfulness. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. 11(1), pp. 52-58.

Altdoerffer, K. & Maley, M. K. (2017). Pediatric and adolescent review. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Eds) Lippincott certification review: Family nurse practitioner & adult gerontology nurse practitioner. (pp 409-474). Wolters Kluwer

Giarelli, E., Denigris, J., Fisher, K., Maley, M. K., & Nolan, L. (2016). Factors associated with oncology nurses’ perceived quality of work-life and risk for compassion fatigue. Oncology Nursing Forum 43(3)E (pp. 121- 131).


Maley, M.K. (2020, December). Concept of the day: An innovative way of teaching nursing research. AACN Fall Faculty Forum: The Disruption and Innovation In Nursing Education, Virtual Conference.

Maley, M. K. (2020). Mindfulness: A Step for Preventing Faculty Burnout. (February). Drexel University: Nursing Faculty Continuing Education Program, Philadelphia, PA.

Maley, M. K. (2019). Mindfulness: An Evidence-Based Way to Combat Faculty Stress. (June 8). Teaching Professors Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

Maley, M. K., (2018). One Concept at a Time: Using VoiceThread to Engage Students in Learning Nursing Research. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington. D.C.

Maley, M. K. (2017). Mindfulness 101. ( Nursing Network of Children Regional Conference. Wilmington, Delaware

Editorial review board membership:

Conference Abstract Reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International Conferences (2017 – present)

Research Interests

Mindfulness, faith-based community nursing, self-care/wellness, cognitive impairment, online education


Family Practice; Health Promotion; Faith Community Nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2013, University of Miami at Coral Gables, Summa Cum Laude, Capstone: The use and implementation of mindfulness to combat compassion fatigue in an urban school setting

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 1997 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Stratford Campus, , Summa Cum Laude

Baccalaureate in Nursing, 1992, LaSalle University, Summa Cum Laude

Diploma in Nursing, 1978, Frankford Hospital School of Nursing, Summa Cum Laude

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1978, Penn State University at Ogontz Campus, Maximum Cum Laude