Marianne has more than 20 years of clinical, managerial and teaching experience. Prior to joining ATI in 2009, she served as a faculty member and nursing student success coordinator in an Associate Degree nursing program in the San Joaquin Valley of California. While there, she was instrumental in developing a Nursing Student Success Program that significantly increased NCLEX pass rates and decreased attrition in just two years.
Marianne’s passion for nursing education is evident in her work to promote effective teaching strategies, and the development of strategies to improve student retention and NCLEX success. She consults with nursing programs across the country to assist with classroom and clinical teaching strategies as well as the incorporation of standardized assessments and remediation. Nationally, Marianne has provided numerous presentations on topics including implementation of standardized assessments, remediation, peer to peer mentoring programs, student wellness and diversity in nursing education.
Spurgeon received her master’s degree in Nursing Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received her diploma in nursing from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s in Nursing from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.