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Mary G. Schaal, EdD, RN

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901 Walnut Street
Suite 807
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-8390

Education

EdD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1989
MSN, The University of Pennsylvania, 1982
BSN, Thomas Jefferson University, 1981
Diploma, Jefferson Medical College Hospital School of Nursing, 1963

University Appointment

Emeritus Professor, Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University

Research & Clinical Interests

Curriculum design and development, educational process and outcomes and health promotion and distance learning.

Grants

Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/10, $162,810.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/10, $200,006.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 2/10, $50,000.
Nurse Faculty Line Grant, PA Higher Education Foundation , 1/10, $50,000.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/09, $309,269.
Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/09, $155,267.
Scholarship funding: New Careers in Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 8/08, $200,000.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/08, $428,850.
Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/08, $160,016.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/07, $498,855.
Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/07, $116,690.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/06, $472,245.
Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/06, $121,555.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/05, $368,906.
Scholarship funding: Nurse Scholars Awards, Independence Blue Cross, 8/05, $64,460.
Scholarship funding: PA Higher Education Foundation Nursing Programs, PHEF, 8/04, $89,327.
Traineeship, "Professional Nurses Traineeship Grant", DHHS, 7/02, $57,352.
Traineeship, "Professional Nurses Traineeship Grant", DHHS, 7/01, $44,979.
Traineeship, "Professional Nurses Traineeship Grant", DHHS, 7/00, $35,974.
Traineeship, "Professional Nurses Traineeship Grant", DHHS, 7/99, $49,544.
Project Proposal, "Nightingale Tracker Center of Excellence" 1/98, $15,000.
Office of Population Affairs, "RN to MSN via Distance Learning", 10/96, $101,000.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Pennsylvania Partnerships in Training", 10/95, $299,800.

Professional Memberships

American Nurses' Association
American Public Health Association
Jefferson Nurses' Alumni Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1997-present

National Nephrology Credentialing Commission, Board member 2007- present
New Jersey State Nurses' Association

  • Member, Cabinet on Education, 1991 -93
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1989-91
  • Member, Search Committee for Executive Director, 1989
  • District #5
    • President, 1989-91
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1983-88; 1991 -93
    • 2nd Vice President, 1984-85
    • Chair, Program Committee, 1987-89

PHENSA, Member, Nominating Committee, 2009- present
Sigma Theta Tau

  • Delta Rho Chapter, 1981 - 86; 1997- present
  • Eta Mu Chapter, 1984 - 1997
  • Faculty Counselor, 1988-92

American Association of University Professors 1982 - 1994
National League for Nursing
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Honors and Awards

Alumni Special Achievement Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 2002
Fellow, AACN Leadership Program, 2002-2003
Fellow, AHERF Leadership Institute, 1996
Robert Wood Johnson Project Grant, 1995
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, Research Award Grant, 1992
Who's Who in American Nursing, 1991-95
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, Research Award Grant, 1988
Rutgers University Merit Award, 1986
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, Research Award Grant, 1984
Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
US Department of Health and Human Services Traineeship Grant, 1982
Summa Cum Laude, Thomas Jefferson University, 1981
Sigma Theta Tau, Thomas Jefferson University, 1981

Additional Publications

Studdiford, James S., et.al., (2009) Images from the Wards, Schaal, M., (Senior Consultant)

Schaal, M.G., Steopan, E.D. (2008), Romania. Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment, 4th ed., 593-598

Speakman, E., Schaal, M. (2008), Reducing Obesity in Adolescent Girls and the Power of Positive Education: A Collaboration of the PAL (Police Athletic League) Positive Images Program and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Nursing. Health Policy Newsletter. Vol.21, No.2.