Detailed Information for Mary  Distel

Mary  Jo Distel 
Nursing, Wilson School of
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 312
Office Hours

Voice: (940) 397-4603
Fax: (940) 397-4911

Contact Information

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Topics of interest in academia include:  musculoskeletal disorders, neurologic disorders, endocrine problems, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, fluid and electrolyte problems, genitourinary and renal disorders, infectious diseases (especially HIV and hepatitis)

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2015 NURS 4852    Service Learning 2    Off-Campus NA

Service Learning 2 is a self-paced community service course for nursing students enrolled in the third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program.  

This is an off-campus course which involves 90 on-site volunteer hours at community agencies/organizations.

The course is managed using Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system as follows:

Desire2Learn (D2L) is required for this course and is the preferred site for all communications between the course coordinator and students.  If, for any reason, access to D2L is a problem, please notify MSU Distance Education at, or feel free to contact the course coordinator by campus email at


Details Spring 2015 NURS 4803  201  Concepts in Caring for the Acutely Ill Client    Dillard College of Business Administration 329

Class meets one time weekly on Tuesdays, @ 0900-1150- hrs in Dillard, room 329.

Details Spring 2015 NURS 3423  270  Family Health Nursing Care I    Bolin Hall 127

Classroom instruction occurs on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 4:30-5:50 PM

Details Spring 2015 NURS 3422  201; 202; 203; 204  Family Health Nursing Care I Clinicals    Off-Campus N/A

To Be Announced (TBA):  Experiences are scheduled with assigned nurse preceptor on hospital units by individual students. 

Details Fall 2014 NURS 3882  101  Service Learning I    Off-Campus 

This is an off-campus course which involves 90 on-site volunteer hours at community agencies/organizations.

Details Fall 2014 NURS 3853  101  Concepts in Caring for the Adult Client    Dillard College of Business Administration 343

Class meets every Wednesday morning @ 1000-1250 hours in Dillard Building, room 343.

Details Summer II 2014 NURS 3843  401; 402; 403  Foundations in Clinical Concepts and Competencies Clinical    Off-Campus 

Each student must complete the 135 clinical hours to successfully pass this course. Clinical hours are calculated as follows:



Type of Clinical Experience

Total Number of Hours

Clinical Orientation (First Thursday afternoon)


SIMS preclinical preparation


SIMS experiences


Service Learning Experiences


Thursday clinical experiences (Dosage Calculations)


Friday patient care experiences, written assignments & post-conferences


Clinical practicum at SIMS Center


Nursing Process (Care plan) assignment


Clinical evaluation




Total # of clinical hours for the semester


Each experience as scheduled!

Details Summer II 2014 NURS 3833  401  Foundations in Clinical Concepts and Competencies    Bridwell Hall 108

Classes meet Monday-Thursday at 1010 AM until 1200 noon in Bridwell Hall, room 108.

Details Summer I 2014 NURS 3821  X30  Medical Terminology    Online 

This is an on-line course exclusively. No classroom experiences are included.

Details Summer I 2014 NURS 3803  301  Introduction to Health Care Systems    Bridwell Hall 108

Course meets Monday-Thursday at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM in Bridwell Hall, room 108.

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Florida Bachelor of Science in Nursing Jun 9 1973 12:00AM 
University of Florida Associate of Arts Jun 11 1971 12:00AM 
Wright State University Master of Science in Nursing Mar 18 1989 12:00AM 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  U. S. Army Student Nurse  1971  1973
 United States Army Nurse Corps  Registered Nurse  1973  1979
 St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL  Graduate Nurse/Clinical Team Leader  1973  1973
 Bayfront Medical Center; St Petersburg, FL  Hospital Intravenous Therapist  1979  1982
 United States Air Force Nurse Corps  Registered Nurse  1982  1995
 Midwestern State University Dept of Nursing  Adjunct Faculty  1995  1996
 Midwestern State University Nursing  Assistant Professor/Faculty in Family Health nursing I & II courses  1996  1997
 Midwestern State University Nursing Programs  Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Family Health Nursing I & II courses  1997  2002
 Midwestern State University Nursing Programs  Assistant Professor/Classroom & Clinical Faculty for Family Health I & II courses  2002  2004
 Midwestern Ste University Nursing  Assistant Professor/Classroom and Clinical Faculty in Family Health Nursing I & II courses  2004  2007
 Midwestern State University Nursing Programs  Assistant Professor/Faculty of Record for Special Topics Course: Summer Nurse Externship Program  2004  2007
 Midwestern State University Wilson School of Nursing  Assistant Professor/Course Coordinator/Classroom and Faculty of Family Health Nursing Care I Course  2007  Present
 Midwestern State University, Wilson SChool of Nursing  Assistant Professor of Nursing, Classroom and Clinical Faculty, Accelerated BSN Second Career Progr  June 2013  Present
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor/Course Coordinator and Faculty for ACCEL-RN Nursing Courses  Summer 1 2013  Present