Mary McCurry

Mary Mccurry, PhD

Associate Professor

Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

508-910-6092

508-999-9127

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Education

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

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.

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.

Weekly seminar discussions or presentations based on nursing or interdisciplinary research, theory development or methods alternating with focused dissertation discussions with faculty. Detailed exploration of grant development skills integrated across the four semester sequence supports skill development for dissertation proposal.

Weekly seminar discussions or presentations based on nursing or interdisciplinary research, theory development or methods alternating with focused dissertation discussions with faculty. Detailed exploration of grant development skills integrated across the four semester sequence supports skill development for dissertation proposal.

Research

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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