Mary Hartwig, Ph.D., APN, is the director of nursing education and associate professor in the UAMS College of Nursing. She is also a faculty member of UAMS Family Practice Residency Program at AHEC Northeast as a nurse practitioner. She received her Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington School of Nursing and her Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Dr. Hartwig is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center in advanced diabetes management, and a large part of her practice is assisting AHEC residents and faculty with educating their patients in diabetes self-care. She has taught in nursing programs since 1968, including diploma, ASN, BSN, MSN and doctoral programs in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas. She has also taught nursing students in Kenya, East Africa, Liberia and West Africa. She continues to have great interest in international nursing issues.
She is active in professional and community organizations, serving as chair of St. Bernards Medical Center Institutional Review Board and on the boards of SBMC Foundation Women's Advisory council and the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas. Dr. Hartwig has published articles in professional journals, written book chapters and regularly presents local, state and regional lectures on care of patients with diabetes and hypertension. She chairs the AHEC Northeast faculty research committee, which conducts yearly research/ QI projects and has presented its findings at national meetings of the AAFP/STFM since 2000.
She and her husband, Charles, professor of political science at Arkansas State University, have a daughter, a son and two granddaughters.
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