Executive nurse leader and nurse practitioner work together

Mary Oriol, DrPH, RN

Associate Professor
Loyola nursing faculty Mary Oriol
Career Highlights
  • 42 years in nursing, the majority in higher education and health care administration

Mary Oriol is an associate professor of nursing for the Health Care Systems Management Program. Mary Oriol holds a Master of Science degree with a major in mental health nursing from University of Southern Mississippi and a DrPH in health systems management from Tulane University School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in leadership positions in health care organizations and in nursing education. Her research areas include online teaching and learning and organizational behavior. Her recent publications focus on online teaching and learning, hospital safety, home health, and organizational behavior.

Dr. Oriol has served on community boards, service organizations and on committees in her professional capacity as a professor at Loyola University New Orleans, including serving as chairperson for the Lafourche Home for the Aged; faculty counselor with the Xi Psi Chapter At Large of Sigma Theta Tau; a member of the Loyola University New Orleans University Senate; a member of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing Evaluation Committee; interim coordinator in 2009-2010 for Loyola University New Orleans' Health Care Systems Management Program; and project manager for a $675,000-Advanced Nursing Education Grant from the Department of Health and Hospitals' Health Resources and Services Administration.

“The experience of working and learning with students in their development as leaders in the profession of nursing is most rewarding.”

"I was drawn to Loyola because of the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, which emphasizes the formation of the unique person (faculty, students, and staff) in his or her entirety," Oriol said. “The experience of working and learning with students in their development as leaders in the profession of nursing is most rewarding. Further, it is an opportunity to lead innovative program development in nursing and online learning and technology on the Loyola campus and in higher education."

Courses Taught

NURS 724 Outcomes Measurement & Data Management
NURS 732 Population Health Management
NURS 735 Advanced Research Methods

Published Works

Brannagan, K., & Oriol, M. (2014). A model for orientation and mentoring of adjunct faculty in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(2), 128-130. doi: pending

Oriol, M. (2014, Apr). Keynote address: Leadership through the ages. Podium session presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Action Coalition: The Future of Nursing in Southeast Louisiana, Kenner, LA.

Tumulty, G., & Oriol, M. (2013). The quality of student learning in an on-line international graduate nursing program. Podium session presented at the meeting of the East Jefferson Hospital, National Research Day, Metairie, LA.

Education

DrPh, Tulane University
MS, University of Southern Mississippi
BSN, Northwestern State University