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Mary Schuler, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE

Statewide AHEC Nursing Liaison

meschule@email.unc.edu

919.843.4976

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: L601

Dr. Schuler has been a nursing and allied health educator for over 25 years working in a variety of educational settings.  She has a BS in Nursing from Rhode Island College, an MSN from Southern Connecticut State University and an EdD from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Currently, Dr. Schuler is the Statewide AHEC Nursing Liaison and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill.  Her role is to promote nursing education and the AHEC mission in North Carolina. To meet this mission Dr. Schuler is involved with state groups and organizations to assist in improving the diversity, education and cultural competence of health care providers along with enhancing the quality of care and improving health care outcomes.  Dr. Schuler has been involved in many aspects of health care over the past 35 years including staff nursing, management, education, leadership, curriculum development, the legal and ethical aspects of nursing education and nursing administration.   Prior to coming to North Carolina she was the Director of Nursing and Allied Health at a Community College in Connecticut.

2016 UNC Star Heel for Outstanding Efforts in School of Nursing
2013 Director of Nursing and Allied Health Emeritus – Norwalk Community College
2012 College Wide Award for Academic Excellence – Norwalk Community College
2011 Lambda Beta Society – Respiritory Care Honor Society
2003 New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Connecticut Nursing Program Expansion Award
2002 Merit Award – Satellite Nursing Program in New Haven – Norwalk Community College
1999 Merit Award – Medical Assistant Curriculum Development – Norwalk Community Colelge
1988 Sigma Theta Tau – Mu Beta Chapter – Southern Connecticut State University

Books and Chapters

Schuler, M.E. (2017) Contemporary Nursing in Primary Care. Primary Care RN Certificate Textbook. Self-Paced Course. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Schuler, M.E. (2017) Editor: Primary Care RN Certificate Textbook. Self-Paced Course. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Schuler, M.E., Wagner, J., Editors (2015) Medical Surgical Nursing Review: Theory Course Textbooks and Online Modules: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Self-Paced Courses: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Schuler, M.E. (2015) Module 1: Contemporary Nursing: Medical Surgical Review for Registered Nurses: Theory Course Textbook: The University of North Carolina: Self-Paced Courses: The Friday Center: Chapel Hill, NC.

Jnah, A., Schuler, M.E. (2015) Module 4: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing: Medical Surgical Review for Registered Nurses: Theory Course Textbook and online module: The University of North Carolina: Self-Paced Courses: The Friday Center: Chapel Hill, NC.

Hill, J., Schuler, M.E. (2015) Module 5: Clinical Judgement and the Nursing Process: Medical Surgical Review for Registered Nurses: Theory Course Textbook and online module: The University of North Carolina: Self-Paced Courses: The Friday Center: Chapel Hill, NC.

Wagner, J., Schuler, M.E. (November, 2013) Module 24: Clinical Nursing Skills: North Carolina RN Refresher Online Program. The Friday Center: Chapel Hill, NC. Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, November 2013.

Refereed Papers/Articles

Schuler, M., Johnson, P., Stallings, K., Li, Yin. (2017) (Accepted) Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Survey: BSN and Higher Degree Nursing Workforce Initiatives in North Carolina 2013-2016, National League for Nursing: Educational Perspectives in Nursing.