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Mary Jo Stanley, PhD, has lived in the western region of the United States finding solace in open spaces and country living. She has been a nurse for more than 35 years and in higher education for 14 years.

During the course of Stanley’s career, she has practiced in community, public and school health settings, and in acute care in the ICU and PACU. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist and School Nurse Credential from San Jose State University. Stanley completed her PhD in Nursing with an emphasis in education from the University of Northern Colorado where she was also faculty for many years.

She is professor emeritus in the School of Nursing at California State University Stanislaus where she served as the RN-BSN program director and then director for the Nursing Department. Currently, she is a professor at Colorado Mesa University.

She is co-author of the textbook Community and Public Health Nursing Promoting the Public’s Health. She is a member of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Selected Published Work

Rector, C. & Stanley, M (2022). Community and public health nursing: Promoting the public's health (10th ed). Wolters Kluwer.

Mary Jo Stanley's Curriculum Vitae