Dr. Marilyn Wideman holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a systems leadership focus from Rush University College of Nursing. She started her nursing career as a RN diploma graduate from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Nursing as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist from St. Louis University. Dr. Wideman has held the roles of Associate Vice President for patient care services, Associate Provost, and Dean and Vice President of a school of nursing.
Dr. Wideman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, has served on national boards and committees, was an accreditation reviewer for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, is a current accreditation reviewer for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has served in leadership roles in national nursing organizations. Her grant funded work has focused on developing academic, community, and service partnerships to develop models of care that blend practice, teaching, and research. This work has been replicated by others, has won an International Care Challenge Award, and was selected by the Agency for Health Research and Quality for practice innovation recognition. Other grant supported work includes development and the delivery of interprofessional education models for teams working with underserved populations.