Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Avila College
M.S., Northern Illinois University
Professor Marilyn Greer, Associate Professor of Nursing joined Rockford College in August 1990. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Avila College, Kansas City, Miss. Upon graduation, Professor Greer began her career as a staff nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Miss. Her areas of interest included health concerns of the hematology and oncology child. The primary ages groups were that of the toddler and preschooler. Other experience areas at Children’s Mercy Hospital included cardiac, neurological and infectious diseases of the child. While at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Professor Greer eventually assumed a position as Nurse Manager of the Hematology/Oncology Unit of the preschooler and toddler child.
Teaching professional nursing education began in Kansas City in the area of pediatrics. Professor Greer has had additional nursing positions in maternity and pediatrics in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Professor Greer completed her master’s degree at Northern Illinois University with a concentration in maternity and pediatric nursing. She has had additional course work in education and curriculum development. Upon completion of her master’s degree in nursing, she accepted a full-time faculty position at Rockford College teaching in the areas of family health and child health nursing.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (International Nursing Society), as well as the Association for the Care of Children’s Health. In April 1998, Rockford College awarded Professor Greer with the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. Professor Greer is a book reviewer for Elsevier with textbooks related to maternity and pediatric nursing, as well as the NCLEX-RN, which is the licensure for the Registered Nurse. She is also a contributor to textbooks specializing in the preparation for the NCLEX-RN.