AACN Mourns the Loss of Dr. Marisa Wilson

AACN is mourning the loss of Dr. Marisa L. Wilson, associate professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing, who passed away January 5, 2024, after a long battle with cholangicarcinoma. Dr. Wilson was a member of AACN’s Technology Working Group, which formed to support the implementation of The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. The group produced the report Vision for Sharing Data and Information Across Nursing Education, Practice, and Regulation

Dr. Wilson was a board certified informatician with an interest in health information technology policy, implementation, and positive patient outcome and clinical efficiency supported by technology. She spent more than 15 years as a nurse clinician working in acute physical rehabilitation, medical-surgical, and telemetry units. In addition, she worked more than 25 years as an analyst, project leader, and manager implementing information systems in public health and acute care with settings.

Since 2015, Dr. Wilson held appointments at University of Alabama at Birmingham, to include associate professor, senior scientist, coordinator of Nursing Academic Affairs, director of Nursing Academic Affairs, and interim department chair of Nursing Family, Community, and Health Systems. Previously, Dr. Wilson was on faculty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing from 2004 to 2013. She held appointments as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing from 2013 to 2015. 

She received her baccalaureate degree in biology and chemistry from Notre Dame of Maryland University,  master of science in public health degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her Doctor of Nursing Science degree in nursing research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. 

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