- M.S.N., Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rush University, Chicago, IL
- B.S.N., Rush University, Chicago, IL
- A.D.N., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Maria Dixon’s teaching interests are in the areas of critical care, trauma, and cardiovascular disorders. She teaches in the B.S.N. program in the Department of Nursing and brings her knowledge and skill as a Clinical Nurse Specialist to the classroom and clinical. Her courses include Fundamentals: Nursing of the Patient/Family Theory, Critical Care Nursing Theory, and Clinical. Professor Dixon uses case studies, video clips, discussion seminars, patient simulations, guest panels, interactive online games, creative testing formats and the most current research literature and evidence-based practice to enhance learning in the classroom and the clinical setting. She enjoys integrating her Christian faith with nursing to prepare students to address the suffering and needs of families in crises in the critical care setting. She has authored articles and chapters on trauma, vascular disorders and critical care. She coordinated a clinical study in collaboration with a local Hospital and clinical nursing students that has resulted in improved patient outcomes. She is an Affiliate Faculty member of the American Heart Association and provides certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support, (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) to healthcare providers and serves as a Clinical Nurse Consultant.