- by Mount Saint Mary College
Ann Marie Brooks will join Mount Saint Mary College as the Interim Dean of the School of Nursing on Monday, June 10.

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, as the Interim Dean of the School of Nursing, starting Monday, June 10.

“I’m very excited to be taking this role at Mount Saint Mary College,” Brooks said. “I love the college’s legacy with the Dominican Sisters, I love nursing, and I love to prepare nurses for the future.”

As Interim Nursing Dean, Brooks will provide vision and oversight for the School of Nursing, working with faculty to ensure that the curriculum provides students with opportunities to begin or enhance their Nursing career. In addition, she will help faculty, staff, and students to innovate and grow the college’s nursing program, as well as “to make the Mount the best place for learning and work.”

Brooks comes to the Mount with a wealth of experience, including serving as President of Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio; Dean of The Catholic University of America School of Nursing in Washington, D.C.; and Vice President of Patient Care Services (Chief Nursing Officer) at Riddle Memorial Hospital – Main Line Health System in Media, Pa. In addition, she is a veteran of the United States Army – attaining the rank of Captain of the US Army Reserve – and she also served as a staff nurse at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

A dedicated educator, Brooks has been a professor of Clinical Nursing at the School of Nursing in University of Rochester in New York; a clinical professor of Nursing at Villanova University in Pennsylvania; and a faculty associate at the School of Population Health at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, among other academic appointments.

In 2020, Brooks received the American Organization of Nurse Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I have been blessed to have a career that has given me spectacular opportunities,” said Brooks. “I want to share both my experience and expertise to see what we can do from an innovative point of view to position the School of Nursing and the Mount in the best way possible.”

Brooks has published extensively, including clinical articles in The Journal of Nursing Administration, The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses, and The Journal of Professional Nursing, among many others. She is also a prolific speaker, having given more than 200 presentations about the nursing field.

Brooks earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She also received at Master of Business Administration from Loyola College of Maryland in Baltimore and a certificate – J&J Wharton Nurse Fellows Program from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Mount Nursing students consistently score higher than the state average on the NCLEX-RN test, and they benefit from state-of-the-art simulation labs and learning resources, clinical relationships with dozens of area hospitals, and passionate faculty.


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