Maria Gillespie


Certified Nurse Educator

Office: Nursing Building #131
Phone: (210) 832-2151

  • Educational Degrees

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Doctor of Education
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I began teaching at UIW part time in 2005, then Full time in 2006. I teach in Level 1 and Level 5 of the School of Nursing.
  • Courses Taught

    • Introduction to Professional Nursing
    • Senior Seminar
    • Nursing Leadership and Management
    • Nursing Internship
  • Research Interests

    • Nursing Curriculum
    • Students in the Academic Setting
    • Standardized Testing
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions


    1. Garza, L., Dols, J., and Gillespie, M. (2017). An initiative to improve primary prevention of heart disease in adults with type II diabetes based on the ACC/AHA (2013) and ADA (2016) guidelines. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
    2. (just accepted for publication) Gillespie, M. & Nadeau, J. (2017). Predicting HESI Exit Exam Success: A Retrospective Study. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Professional Memberships

    • Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
    • Texas Nurses Association
    • Nightingale Society
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    • TNA/STTI Imagemaker Award, TNA/STTI
    • Charles Marie Frank Leadership Award, University of the Incarnate Word