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Dr. Marla Erbin-Roesemann, Director, Professor

Marla Erbin-Roesemann, PhD, RN

Dr. Marla Erbin-Roesemann earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1977), Master of Science in Nursing Health Services Administration (1982), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (1995) from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With over 30 years of experience in administrative and teaching roles in service and academe, she was recruited by Texas State in 2008 to lead the effort to build a school of nursing and develop a range of nursing programs beginning with the BSN program. Prior to her appointment as Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions at Texas State, Dr. Erbin-Roesemann was the Dean of Nursing and MSN Program Director with the rank of Professor at Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Erbin-Roesemann has taught Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing at Texas State University, Clarkson College, Marymount University, George Mason University, and the University of Michigan. Her published works appear in the Journal of Nursing Law and Nursing Economics. She is a reviewer for the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

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  • Nurse leader preparation


Received the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) District 5's "Fabulous 5 Nurses" award on May 7, 2016. Each year, five nurses from Central Texas are recognized with the ‘Fab 5’ award for excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Exceptional service
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to nursing science
  • Dedication to outstanding patient care

Completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Fellows Program in August 2014. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. Using a competitive process, 30 academic nursing leaders were selected to participate in the AACN-Wharton program, which convened in Philadelphia, PA on August 11-14, 2014.

Has been invited to join the Steering Committee of the Texas Choosing Wisely Campaign--an initiative of the Texas Team Advancing Health through Nursing. Choosing Wisely®, is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation designed to spark conversations between providers and patients to ensure that the right care is delivered at the right time.

Was appointed to the Texas Nurses Association Education Committee.

Was elected Vice President of the Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs (TADDPNP), which is an organization that represents all professional nursing programs in the state. Dr. Roesemann was nominated by her peers from the Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education as the nominee from that organization and voted in by the membership of TADDPNP, which includes members from The Texas Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Education. She will serve as Vice President for 2013-2014 and then as President from 2014-2015.

Was the recipient of the first St. David's School of Nursing "Nurse of the Year " award given during our Nurses Week Open House on May 4, 2012. This award is given annually to a nurse nominated and voted for by the faculty of the St. David's School of Nursing. Dr. Roesemann was selected based upon her long nursing career and community service, her vision for the St. David's School of Nursing, and her caring nature towards students, faculty and staff. She embodies the qualities of an outstanding leader and compassionate nurse who works tirelessly to lead a new School and program into the future.