Marie Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN Headshot


  • Conway School of Nursing
  • Marie Nolan is Dean and Ordinary Professor in the Conway School of Nursing at The Catholic University of America.  Her research for over 20 years has focused on the healthcare decision making of patients with terminal illness and their family caregivers and has included interventions, measurement and theory development.

    Prior to her appointment as Dean of the Conway School of Nursing, Dr. Nolan served as Executive Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Core Faculty Member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.  She also served on the Ethics Committee and Consultation Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and on the Institutional Review Board of Johns Hopkins Medicine. She served as the Johns Hopkins Director of the PhD Program Partnership with Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, the first university in China to graduate nurses with a PhD in nursing.  Dr. Nolan’s work is grounded in the dignity of the human person as the foundation of a moral vision for nursing and healthcare.

    Dr. Marie Nolan's Curriculum Vitae