“My biggest joy in working at Maria is seeing the growth of our students throughout our nursing program. I have had the honor to work with some of our former students, who now are Registered Professional Nurses in the clinical setting. I truly derive energy and joy from the achievement of our students, both current and former.
As I think about being faculty member at Maria College, I am reminded of the interview process to become a member of the nursing faculty here. Each interview I had throughout the hiring process felt more like meeting with members of my family. I am truly blessed to work at an institution like Maria College. Working here feels like a family to me, because I am a 1996 Maria College Alumni. I believe this has given me insight about that personal & professional work life balance that our students are experiencing as they work towards their educational goals.
In my professional career, I have represented Maria College at the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Annual Conference, November 2019. Presenting my research entitled “The Nursing Faculty Shortage: What can I do about It?” In 2018, I was inducted into the Society of Luther Christman Fellows, and was presented the Luther Christman Medallion in 2019.” – Mark Wahl ’96, MS, RN