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Dr. Shirley Jarecki, RN
Professor Emerita of Nursing
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 1015
(703) 284-1580

Academic Credentials

B.A., George Mason University
M.S.N., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Teaching Areas:
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership, Management, and Advocacy
  • Nursing Research
Research Interests:
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Patient Care and the Informed Consent Process
Dr. Shirley Jarecki graduated from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1966, earning a diploma in nursing and has then worked caring for adult patients in a variety of hospitals in the Washington, DC, area. She has worked on adult medical surgical, psychiatric, and geriatric units.

She was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1986 and her dissertation focused on the adjustment of elderly patients to nursing home settings.

For most years since 1987, Dr. Jarecki has been a member of the nursing faculty at Marymount University. She has held several administrative positions including associate dean of the School of Nursing and acting dean of the School of Health Professions. Presently, she is a full-time faculty member who teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has worked most recently on research projects focusing on the informed consent process in the acute-care setting and the role of the CNA in long-term care settings.