Mary Horton Elliott has been a registered nurse for all of her adult life. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska; a Master of Science degree with a clinical nursing specialist concentration from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond; and a doctorate of nursing science from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.
While in school, Prof. Elliott’s research emphasis was on behavior modification with adolescent males, as well as the meaning of spirituality to African American adults with a history of mental illness.
Her experience includes work in almost every mental health setting (most always psychiatric/mental health) — universities, colleges, community colleges, general and community hospitals, university medical centers, outpatient mental health centers, and home health agencies. She has held positions as staff nurse, instructor, mental health clinic nurse, assistant and associate professor of nursing, nurse manager, and nurse administrator/dean of nursing. In addition to Wisconsin, she practiced in the states of Colorado, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Illinois, and the District of Columbia.
She has participated in the writing of a journal article titled “Spirituality in multicultural caregivers of persons with dementia” and was a contributing author on the textbook Nursing Leadership and Management Theories, Processes, and Practice. Prof. Elliott has attended a host of conferences and meetings of nursing and psychiatric/mental health nursing all over the country.
Prof. Elliott says that her “greatest love is for my God, my husband, my three adult daughters, my three grandchildren, and my two great-grandchildren. I enjoy teaching a Bible class at my Seventh-day Adventist Church, reading Christian fiction, traveling in America and other countries, and sewing. And I LOVE nursing.”
Mary Horton Elliott has been a registered nurse for all of her adult life. Her experience includes work in almost every mental health setting (most always psychiatric/mental health), including universities, colleges, hospitals, university medical centers, outpatient mental health centers, and home health agencies.
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
- B.S.N. — Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
- M.S.N. (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing) — Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
- Ph.D. (DNSc) — Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
- NUR 3020/3020C Nursing Practice III: Improving Mental Health Outcomes
- NSG 1050 Contemporary Professional Nursing
Spirituality and mental health
- Paun, O., Farran, C., Elliott, M. October, 2003. Dementia, 2:353-377. Spirituality in multicultural caregivers of persons with dementia.
- Jones, R. (Ed.) 2006. Nursing Leadership and management theories, processes, and practice (Mary Horton Elliott contributing author)