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Mary Maguire McNamara, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Population Health Nursing Science



1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107

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Dr. McNamara's scholarly and clinical work focuses on Trauma Informed Care. She studies the intersection of trauma and chronic disease, substance abuse, disordered eating, domestic violence, and mental health. She is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with a robust clinical practice.

Selected Publications

McNamara M, Rosenberger K. The Significance of Vitamin D Status in Breast Cancer: A State of the Science Review.                                                        Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

Notable Honors

2019, Remarkable Nurses: Nursing Annual Report. R, SwedishAmerican Health System

2018, First Place Midwest Conference Poster Presentations, Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing

2013, Graduating Student Recognition Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Alumni Association

Professional Memberships

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 2018-2019
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing 2006-2019,
Alpha Lambda Chapter, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gamma Phi Chapter, Rush University College of Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2013-2019
American Nurses Association 2006-2019
Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses 2012-2019
American Association of Emergency Nurse Practitioners 2014-2019

Selected Presentations

Cotler K, McNamara M, Calvin D, Sparbel K. Innovative Technological Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Competencies. Oral Podium Presentation. NONPF: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 45th Annual Meeting, April 5th, 2019, Atlanta, GA.

McNamara M. Fostering Resilience and Hope in Nurses. Keynote Speaker, Chief Nursing Officer’s Leader Luncheon. Swedish American Health System, May 5th, 2019 Rockford, I2019

McNamara M. Interpretation of Orthopedic X-rays. Skills on Point Outpatient Skills Conference. January 13, 2019. Hoffman Estates, IL

McNamara M. Assessment and Referral of Intimate Partner Violence Victims, City of Rockford Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. August 14th, 2018. Rockford, IL