Marie Foley is a Professor and the Dean of the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University. Previously, Dr. Foley was the chair of the Graduate Department, a member of the Family Health Department and Director of School Nurse Programs. She received her BSN from Fairleigh Dickinson University, her MA in Nursing Education and her PhD in Theory Development and Research in Nursing from New York University. She is nationally certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and regionally as a New Jersey State School Nurse. Dr. Foley has been engaged in nursing practice and education for over 35 years. She is a pediatric nurse and has taught students at all levels of their education, including students in RN to BSN, undergraduate and graduate nursing programs as well as mentoring PhD, DNP and CNL students.
Dr. Foley’s research interests include nursing leadership, child temperament, school nursing, parenting and caring for children with mental disabilities including ADHD and Autism. She is a member of the National Association of School Nurses and serves on the research and awards committee and on the School Nurse Educator SIG. She is a member of the New Jersey School Nurses Association and serves on the research committee. She has held various leadership positions in Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Nu Chapter since 1985. She is also a member of Eastern Nursing Research Society, the NJ State Nurses Association and American Association of Nurses, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National League of Nursing, and the Organization of Nurse Leaders. She is on the Executive Board for the National Board of Medical Examiners and serves on the Interprofessional Task Force Committee and on the finance committee.