Mary McCurry

Mary Mccurry, PhD

Associate Professor

Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult




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University of Massachusetts AmherstBS in Zoology
Bristol Community CollegeADN
University of Massachusetts DartmouthMSN
Boston CollegePhD in Nursing





Building on prior knowledge of physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and other treatment modalities. Students expand and extend their knowledge of adult-gerontology primary care management of short-term acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic health problems to maximize health. Current standards of practice and advanced practice nursing interventions are used to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide patients who are experiencing acute illness through the health care experience.

Provides a framework for understanding the history and development of nursing science. The origins of scientific questions and methods of scholarly disciplines are explored. Sources of nursing knowledge, modes of inquiry, and models of scholarship are critically analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between philosophy, theory, research and practice.

Focuses on conceptual and methodological issues employed in health care research. Emphasizes two and three-way analyses of variance (ANOVA); multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA); repeated measures analysis of variance; linear regression models for continuous and binary outcomes; nonlinear regression models analyzing both epidemiologic and clinical data; path analysis; and factor analysis. Examines violations of model assumptions (multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, measurement error) with an emphasis on nursing and health care questions and concrete tasks facing an investigator planning and executing a study. Students use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for data mining and statistical analyses.


Research Interests

  • Teaching with technology/ millennial learners
  • Family caregivers
  • Decision-making
  • Nursing philosophy and theory

Select publications

McCurry, M. K., Rudd, M. A., & Viveirous J.
Collaborative learning: Using group consensus testing in a blended doctoral course
Nursing Education Perspectives

Hunter Revell, S.M., & McCurry, M.K.
Nursing Science, Mental Illness, and the Family: A Conceptual Framework for Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
Nursing Science Quarterly

McCurry, M.K., & Hunter Revell, S.M. (2015).
Partners in family caregiving: A conceptual framework
Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 19 (1), 21-25.

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