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Mayra Toney, DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 553B
Phone: 412.396.5227
toneym@duq.edu

Education:

DNP, Carlow University
MSN, Carlow University
BSN, University of Pittsburgh
Bio

Dr. Mayra Toney joined the faculty in the School of Nursing in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She received both her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Carlow University. She brings 13 years of experience in nursing education to her role. Her nursing career consists of 16 years as a professional staff nurse in surgical gynecology oncology, utilization review/quality assurance, and later as a health management coordinator, all at Magee-Womens Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Toney joined Mercy Hospital School of Nursing where she taught, as well as chaired courses at the foundations, adult medical surgical, and leadership levels. Dr. Toney was the recipient of the 2012 Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award. She has participated in poster and podium presentations both locally and nationally. She is passionate about nursing education, and holds particular interest in culture care and ethnonursing. Dr. Toney is bilingual and has facilitated student exposure to a pediatric Latino clinic in the Pittsburgh area.

Research

Research interests:

  • Cultural competence 
  • Health disparities
Scholarship

Podium Presentations:
2013 - "Casino Day": Using Gaming as a Method to Evaluate Retention of Basic Level Nursing Skills
UPMC Schools of Nursing 5th Best Practices in Nursing Education Conference
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Nursing School is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: A Strategic Design to Address Attrition
UPMC Schools of Nursing 4th Best Practices in Nursing Education Conference
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA

Poster Presentations:
2017 - Cultural Competence in Nursing School Curricula
13th Annual Graduate Colloquium
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - Nursing School is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: A Strategic Design to Address Attrition
39th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development
Villanova University College of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA

2011 - Integrating Evidenced Based Practice into a New Curriculum
Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice
University of Texas, Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

2010 - From Theory to Practice: Student Nurse Participation in a Bilingual Clinic
UPMC Nurses Week Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

Career Blog:
2017 - How My Past Inspired My Future: UPMC Nursing Educator Shares Her Story
http://mycareer.upmc.com/category/clinical/page/2/

Honors/Awards

2012  Cameos of Caring Award