Mary N. Meyer, RN, MS, APRN

Clinical Skills Laboratory Director
MS, University of Kansas School of Nursing
Nurse Educator Certificate, University of Kansas
BSN, Webster University, Kansas City, Mo.
Diploma, Registered Nurse, Research Medical Center School of Nursing, Kansas City, Mo.

Mary N. Meyer, RN, MS, APRN, is an assistant professor at the KU School of Nursing and director of the Learning Laboratory. In her position as director, she collaborates with both undergraduate and graduate faculty to provide realistic simulation environments for acute care, outpatient and home settings and manages and mentors graduate teaching assistants. Her classroom responsibilities include teaching Nursing Techniques I and II and serving on the Interprofessional Clinical Resource Advisory Committee for the KUMC campus.

Prior to coming to the KU School of Nursing, Meyer was director of clinical excellence for Research Medical Center. She has also held positions as instructor, critical care staff nurse, graduate teaching assistant and nurse clinician.

Meyer's professional registration, licensure and certifications include: ARNP and RN State of Missouri, ARNP and RN State of Kansas, BLS provider November 2005, Critical Care RN Certification February 2002 and ANCC Adult NP Certification December 2004

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2002-present
  • Research College of Nursing Honor Society 2004 - present
    Treasurer 2004-2006
  • American Association of Critical Care 1998-present
    Treasurer, Local Chapter - 2006 - 2007
    Historian Local Chapter 2004-2005
  • Chairman of Education Local Chapter 1999-2000

Teaching Activities/Presentations

  • Clinical Evaluation, August 2005; led workshop for Clinical faculty at Central Missouri State University Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Developing your E-Folio, May 2004; Developed and led workshop for faculty and students at Research College of Nursing.
  • 30th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education, November 2003. Discussion leader for small interest group on topic of "Clinical evaluation".
  • Working in High-Acuity Units: What You Need To Know. Nursing 2003 pre-conference (6 CEU). April 2003. Orlando, Fla. Audience: Approximately 120 acute care nurses.
  • Care of the Patient with Chest Tubes. November 2002. St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. Audience: Senior level critical care students.
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis. Four-part web based course developed for Children's Knowledge Exchange. Audience: Pediatric nurses and respiratory therapists. This course is available to nurses from contracted facilities throughout the country.
  • Critical Care: Not just in the ICU anymore. Nursing 2002 pre-conference (6 CEU). April 2002. Las Vegas, Nevada. Audience: over 200 acute care nurses.
  • Pediatric Emergencies. Web based course developed for Children's Knowledge
    Exchange. Audience: Pediatric Non-ACLS provider. The course is available to nurses from contracted facilities throughout the country.
  • Sternal Precautions. March 2002. Audience: St. Joseph Health Center physical therapy department.
  • Creative chest tube management. Greater Kansas City Trauma Society. February 2001. Kansas City, Mo. Audience: Approximately 50 Kansas City area critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and EMT's.
  • Nursing care of the open-heart surgery patient. February and June, 2001; Kansas City, Mo. Audience: Intermediate care nurses city wide consortium.
  • Vascular emergencies. February and June 2001; Kansas City, Mo. Audience: Intermediate care nurses.
  • Surgical management of adult congenital heart disease. September 2001; Audience: St. Joseph Health Center respiratory therapy department.
  • Caring for the patient with a chest tube. Nursing Grand Rounds, July 2001; St. Joseph Health Center. Audience: Approximately 25 acute care nurses.
  • Nursing care after chest surgery for lung carcinoma. 5th Annual Oncology Symposium. October 2000; Kansas City Mo. Audience: Approximately 50 oncology nurses and physicians.


  • Meyer, M. (2002). Avoid PCU bottlenecks with proper admission and discharge criteria. Nursing Management, 33, p. 31-35.
  • Meyer, M. (2002). Select the right PCU players. Nursing Management, 33, p. 34-35.

Honors and Awards

Meyer Receives 2012 Teaching Award

The KU School of Nursing Steering Committee recognizes Mary Meyer, RN, MS, APRN, with the 2012 Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates a superior record of teaching performance, makes significant contribution to curriculum development, and utilizes innovative approaches in teaching.

Phyllis Keeney Lawrence was a 1990 graduate in the KU School of Nursing. Upon her death, her family established the award in her name to honor an outstanding faculty member in the School of Nursing. Reflecting on the faculty who had made a difference in her life, Keeney Lawrence explained, "nurses will only be as good as the teachers from whom they learn."

The fifteenth recipient of the honor, Meyer will be acknowledged at the KU School of Nursing Student Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

    Other awards:
  • 2007 Selected for HCA Midwest Division Leadership Academy
  • 2004 KU Nurses Alumni Association Froehlke Award.
  • March 1987 Research Medical Center Employee of the Month 


Last modified: Nov 13, 2013


Mary N. Meyer, RN, MS, APRN
Clinical Skills Laboratory Director

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