Headshot of Mary D. Bondmass, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Mary D. Bondmass, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Professor in Residence, Interim Director - Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program
Department(s): Nursing
Office: BHS 414
Mail Code: 3018
Phone: 702-895-3987
Fax: 702-895-4807
Email: mary.bondmass@unlv.edu


Mary Bondmass earned her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago, and her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has almost 30 years of critical care and emergency nursing experience, has been certified and practiced as a clinical nurse specialist, and is currently a certified nurse educator with more than 15 years in the academic setting.  

Bondmass has led grant-supported research focused on advanced practice tele-management of chronic heart failure, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation. More recently, her research has examined nursing education with an emphasis on teaching and learning evidence-based practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is interested in pre and post self-efficacy among undergraduate and graduate students regarding QSEN competencies, and has initial QSEN research in progress.

Bondmass has published data in medical, nursing, and lay literature, and has several research book chapters to her credit.

She has reviewed manuscripts for professional publications including Journal of Nursing Education, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, and Research in Nursing and Health, and has served on several health advisory boards in Washington D.C. including the National Consumers League.

As the former director of faculty development at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Bondmass is well versed in all AACN Essentials documents as well as the requirements for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation.