Marie H Thomas
Marie Huffmaster Thomas, RN, MSN, PhD, CNE, FNP-C, has 25+ years of professional experience in oncology nursing, college teaching, statistical consulting and consulting on nursing education. She is a subject matter expert in medical surgical nursing and has served as lead instructor for a capstone RN course for ten years. Marie earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a PhD in Educational Research from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from East Carolina University. She was inducted into the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina in 2011 and received the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing President’s Award of Distinction in 2012. Marie is actively involved in community health initiatives and community service through the Shalom Project. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and serves on the research committee of the Oncology Nurse Association. Marie will become the Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner Program and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2014. In her previous role as lead instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College, she served as president of the faculty senate and participated in college-wide QEP initiatives. As an educator, Marie constantly seeks creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and to promote high quality patient care and continuous improvement.