Maria Marconi is a nationally recognized expert, teacher, and consultant in the area of nursing education, curriculum development, and nursing program assessment and accreditation. She has consulted and presented extensively in areas of NCLEX preparation and academic support for pre-licensure nursing students. Marconi is one of two faculty at the School of Nursing who has earned the NLN’s certification in nursing education (CNE). Her 2014 doctoral dissertation from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester explored Academic Support Programs for Accelerated Nursing Students and Factors Influencing NCLEX Success in Accelerated Nursing Students. 

She is currently an assistant professional of clinical nursing at the School of Nursing, where she is also the specialty director of the Master’s in Nursing Education program as well as the specialty director of the Health Care Organization Management and Leadership program. 

Marconi is also a national NCLEX faculty and consultant for Assessment Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a technology-based educational, assessment, testing, and certification consulting company for nursing and health care institutions.

Originally from the Finger Lakes area in New York State, Maria holds a bachelor’s in nursing from CW Post College of Long Island University, a master’s in Nursing Administration and Health Care from Georgetown University, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Rochester.

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Teaching women's health, management and leadership and capstone courses in undergraduate APNN, and teaching foundations of leadership and capstone course in Graduate Program in Leadership in Health Care Systems), Rochester, NY, . 2004 - Current

per diem position, Emergency Department, WICC, Psychiatric ED, Unity Health Care System, Rochester, NY, US. 2000 - Current

National Nursing NCLEX Teaching & Consultant and NCLEX Instructor, Kaplan Educational Services (NCLEX preparation), Rochester, NY, US. 2002 - 2012

Consultant & Curriculum Reviewer, Educational Resources, Inc. (NCLEX-RN preparation), Kansas City, KS, US. 2006 - 2009

Instructor in Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Teaching leadership and human resources management in Nursing Administration Graduate Program), Rochester, NY, US. 1998 - 2004

Administrator and Senior Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Women's Health Services, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 1994 - 2004

Coordinator of Career Development, Strong Memorial Hospital (Nursing Education), Rochester, NY, . 1991 - 1994

Associate Clinical Chief, Medical Nursing Service, Strong Memorial Hospital (Medical Nursing Services), Rochester, NY, US. 1988 - 1991

Administrative & Clinical Director, Emergency Services, Williamsburg Community Hospital, Williamsburg, VA, US. 1985 - 1988

Assistant Nursing Coordinator, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, US. 1982 - 1985

Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, General Medicine Unit, Veterans Administrative Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, US. 1979 - 1982

Member of the Lippincott Editorial Advisory Boarch for Baccalaureate Education 12/2015-12-2017
Lippincott Editorial Advisory , 2015

Nurse of the Year Nominee, Faculty/Education Category
March of Dimes, 2012

Marconi, M. (2010). Preparing for the NCLEX-RN; Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care.. Ohman, K., Davis's Q&A for the NCLEX-RN Examination. Philadelphia: FA Davis.

Marconi, M. A. in Ricci, S. (2009). Essentials of Maternity, Newborn and Women's Health Nursing. .

Warren, D., Lind, P., Marconi, M. (1992). Bedside Empowerment: Enhancing the Image of the Professional Nurse. .