Mary L. Baumberger-Henry

Mary L. Baumberger-Henry, PhD, RN

  • Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Nursing Science (1998)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

My teaching philosophy, based on Dewey's beliefs of active learning, is reflective of cooperation in the classroom. Though students may have individual goals based on their own self-efficacy beliefs, combining abilities helps to prepare the student for working interdependently in the workforce. 

Learning emotions vary in pleasantness and intensity, and learning can hopefully be achieved through the dynamics of working together. Reflection is an important part of the group's work, involving feedback to one another and in totality as a group. Rather than passively accepting what each other has to say, each student is taught to reflect on everyone's ideas, weighing and appraising them and gauging accordingly.

Socializing students to work together and face-to-face accountability in the classroom help to motivate those who find course work challenging and provide new direction for those who are more inclined to be self-directed.

Research Interests

My research interests include Nursing Education, Incivility, Ethical Tension, Pedagogy


  • Murt, M., Krouse, A., Baumberger-Henry, M., & Drayton-Brooks, S. (2019). Nurses at The table: A naturalistic inquiry of nurses on governing boards. Nursing Forum, XX doi#10.1111/nuf.12372
  • Evans, C., Baumberger-Henry, M., Schwartz, R., & Veenema, T. (2019). Measuring learning transfer during a disaster scenario tabletop exercise. Nurse Educator, 44, 2278-283. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000602
  • Evans, C., Baumberger-Henry, M., & Martin, S. (2018). Facilitating long term  healthcare facility emergency preparedness using fire as the exemplar. Journal of Nursing Management, 49, 47-50. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000547840.81621.e
  • Evans, C., & Baumberger-Henry, M. (2017). The tabletop matrix: Determining reliability for a criterion-referenced performance measure.  Journal of Nursing Education, 56, 509-513.
  • Wellmon, R., Baumberger-Henry, M., Colby, NJ., Knauss, L., & Fletcher, P. (2017). Changing student attitudes toward interprofessional learning and collaboration: evidence for the effectiveness of partnering with healthcare mentors in the academic setting. Journal of Allied Health. 46, (4) 205-212.
  • Evans, C., & Baumberger-Henry, M. (2014). Readiness: How prepared are you? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40, 448–452.
  • Wellmon, R., Knauss, L., Gilin, B., Baumberger-Henry, M., Colby, N., Rush, T., &  Inman Linn, M. (2013). Use of video-based case study to promote collaboration skills. MedEdPortal available from:
  • Baumberger-Henry, M. (2012). Registered nurses’ perspectives of the new graduate working in emergency/critical care. Journal of Continuing Educationin Nursing, 43, 299–307. DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20111115-02  CNE quiz DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20120621-05
  • Baumberger-Henry, M. (2008).  Fluid and electrolytes. (2nd ed.) Sudbury, MA:Jones and Bartlett.
  • Baumberger-Henry, M., Krouse, A., & Borucki, L. (2006).  Giving and receiving: A case study in service-learning.  Nurse Educator, 31, 249–252.
  • Baumberger-Henry, M. (2005).  Cooperative learning and case study: Does the combination improve nursing students’ self perception of problem-solving and decision making skills?   Nurse Education Today, 25, 238–246.
  • Baumberger-Henry, M. (2004).  Fluid and electrolytes. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
  • Baumberger-Henry, M. (2003).  Practicing the art of nursing through student- designed continuing case study and cooperative learning. Nurse Educator, 28 191–195.



Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • 2016–present            Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2016–present            Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 214, Member at Large
  • 2008–present            Emergency Nurses Association
  • 2007–2009                 Eastern Nursing Research Society    
  • 2006–present             Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
  • 2005–present            National Association Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • 2001–present            National League for Nursing
  • 1998–present            Southeastern PA chapter of AACN
  • 1994–present            Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Theta Sigma chapter
  • 1992–present            Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Eta Beta chapter
  • 1988–2009                 Southern Shore chapter AACN (Chapter closed 2009)
  • 1981–present            American Nurses Association
  • 1981–present            New Jersey State Nurses Association
  • 1978–present            American Association of Critical Care Nurses



  • 2016            Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Widener University Chapter 214
  • 2012            Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter, Excellence in Research Award
  • 2009            Sabbatical – awarded for one semester, fall 2009
  • 2007            Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter, Excellence in Mentorship Award
  • 2006            Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
  • 2000            Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter, Doctoral, Dissertation Award,    
  • 1992            Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Beta Chapter



  • Nursing Faculty Publish in Nurse Educator

    Assistant Professor Cathleen Evans, Professor Mary Baumberger-Henry, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Rose Schwartz published a study in the journal Nurse Educator that demonstrated the transfer of learning that takes place among nursing students during disaster scenario tabletop exercises.

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