Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Administration, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2005
MS, Nursing Administration, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 1997
BS, Nursing, ExcelsiorCollege, (formerly RegentsCollege) Albany, NY 1994
AAS Nursing, DutchessCommunity College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1978
Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives, 2008, 2011, 2014
Areas of Interest
Nursing Leadership Education
Nursing Administrative Practice
Caring Science Curriculum
Relationship Based Care/Patient and Family Centered Care
O’Connor, M. and Cohen, E.L. (2016). Nursing leadership for the continuum of care. Guest editors Nursing administration quarterly, 40,(2).
O’Connor, M. (2016). Relationships and reflection: Teaching leadership practices. Voice of nursing leadership,14,(2), 4-5.
Batchler, J. and O’Connor, M. (2015). The Resilient Nurse Leader. Guest editors Nursing administration quarterly, 39,(2).
O’Connor, M. and Batchler, J. (2015). The Resilient Nurse Leader: Reinvention after Experiencing Job Loss. Nursing administration quarterly, 39,(2), 123-131.
O’Connor, M (2014, September). Understanding and engaging generations in the workplace. Voice of nursing leadership, 10-11.
O’Connor, M (2014). Developing leaders for tomorrow: Succession planning for nurse managers. Voice of nursing leadership, 12,(2), 14-15.
O’Connor, M (2013). Reflection as a self-care strategy. Voice of nursing leadership, 11,(4), 8-9.
O’Connor, M. (2013). Communication: Essential strategies for success. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43,(6),323-325.
O’Connor, M. (2013). Listening to the Cellist, the Dressmaker, and the Chef: Knowing Caring through Literature and other Arts. The 34thInternational Association for Human Caring Conference Magic, Mystery, and Miracles – Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Practice, Education, and Research (podium presentation), May 29-June 1, 2013, Orlando, FL.
O'Connor, M. (2012). The Aesthetic Way of Knowing: Creating Art of Nursing Theory. The 33rd International Association for Human Caring Conference Caring Connections: Research, Practice, Education (podium presentation), May 30-June 2, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
O'Connor, M. (2011). Beyond the classroom: Nurse leader preparation and practices. Nursing administration quarterly, 35,(4),333-337.
O’Connor, M. (2008). The dimensions of leadership: A foundation for caring competency. Nursing administration quarterly, 32(1), 21-26.
O'Connor, M. (2006). Cultivating the leader within. Nurse leader, 4(6), 17-19.
O’Connor, M. (2003). A look at nursing leadership through the lens of a dancer. Nursing Forum, 38, (1), 23-28.
O’Connor, M. (2002). On Nursing Leadership. (poetry) Journal of Nursing Administration, 32, (1),15.