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Mary Hereford, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Mary Hereford is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University and has been a faculty member since 1996. Hereford received her BS degree in Nursing from Boise State University, her MS degree in Nursing Education from Idaho State University and her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Adult and Organizational Learning from the University of Idaho. Prior to coming to Boise State University, Hereford worked in a variety of clinical areas including emergency, medical-surgical, home health and clinical education.

Hereford’s expertise in teaching includes emergency, medical- surgical, pediatrics, nursing case management and an online transition course for returning RNs. Hereford is an expert in teaching online, hybrid and face to face having won awards by both faculty and students as outstanding faculty of the year.

Hereford’s research interests include violence in emergency departments, forensic evidence collection in nursing and nursing’s image in the media, particularly television and the movies. Publications include articles on the use of technology in teaching, the communication of nursing’s image in professional journals and how stereotypes affect the image of nursing.

Hereford is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Contact Information

Office: NNHS 309D
Phone: (208) 426-3579